Robert Wayne Konrad

Died: Wed., Feb. 5, 2020


Visitation

9:00 AM to 11:00 PM, Tue., Feb. 11, 2020
Location: Woodland Hills Funeral Home


Memorial Service

11:00 AM Tue., Feb. 11, 2020
Location: Woodland Hills Funeral Chapel


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Robert (Bob) Konrad passed away peacefully on February 5, 2020 surrounded by family.
Memorial services will be 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, February 11, at Woodland Hills Funeral Chapel in Mankato with Fr. John Kunz officiating.  Visitation will be 9:00 until time of service.

Bob was born on January 3, 1942 in Pierre, SD to Herman and Elsie Konrad. He grew up in Pierre, where he spent his childhood and grade school years, five of which were spent in the 5th grade, or so he claims. (His grandchildren worked extra hard their 5th grade year, just to be sure it didn’t happen to them.) After finally making it through the 5th grade, the family eventually moved to Pierz, MN where he attended and graduated from Memorial High School.

On January 20, 1964 he married his first wife (as he often referred to her), Agnes. They spent 56 years together, and he never did go on to get any other wives. In married bliss, the two moved to Fairmont, MN where Bob worked 1 year running a gas station before beginning his career as a mechanic. In 1967, after having their two children, Bruce and Brenda, the family moved to Mankato, MN, where Bob continued his mechanic work at Heintz for 9 years before spending the last 20 years before his retirement at Katolight. Bob stayed busy in his retirement delivering motorhomes all across the country.

Bob and Agnes loved to go camping with family and friends. They owned several motorhomes throughout their years together, and loved to take them out. It was always a good time when the two of them were around. Fishing was one of his favorite pastimes, and he went on several fishing trips in his lifetime with his family and friends. He was also very proud of his ability to play the tuba, which he said made him better at everything he did, and played in several polka bands. Card games were always a big part of Bob’s life. In his younger years, Bob and Agnes would play with friends every weekend, and the two loved to play, even with just one another. When they were feeling lucky, they enjoyed taking trips to the casino, and he ALWAYS knew when it was time to stop so he was money ahead. The slots were his game of choice.

Bob had a signature look, that he trademarked and maintained throughout the years. He lost much of the hair on the top of his head, but kept a well groomed u-shape around the perimeter.  (The “Grandpa Bob,” if you’re looking to have it done at your local hair salon.) He was never at risk of his pants falling down, as they were always held up with a strong pair of suspenders, a fashion adorned by all the Konrad brothers. Throughout the years with changing prescriptions, new glasses were a necessity, though the frames never changed much. He always stuck with a classic 70s aviator style. Though he was able to accessorize with different shirts, pants, and shoes, these classics were always a staple in his daily attire.

Bob carried a special light with him, that spread to everyone he met, and will continue to be carried within all of those who loved him.

He is survived by his wife, Agnes; son, Bruce (Bridgitte) Konrad; daughter, Brenda (Ken) Keenan; grandson, Kerry (Jessica) Konrad; granddaughter, Jessica Keenan; and brothers Tom (Pat) Konrad and Keith Konrad.

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