Robert Wayne Konrad

Died: Wed., Feb. 5, 2020


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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Phyllis & Gary Meyee
   Posted Thu February 06, 2020
Dear Agnes and Family, Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you at this sad time. We loved Bob, his humor, his positive attitude about life, his love of card playing, and his wonderful way of always making us welcome at your house. I can't tell you how I loved being your neighbor,twice in my life, and loved every minute. It was so comforting when you had me stay with you when Gary's life was in danger when he was in ICU. I am thinking about you every minute in the next few days, knowing what a sad time it is for all of you. We love you and wish we could be there for you right now. Love and prayers, Gary and Phyllis

Tony Armbrust
   Posted Thu February 06, 2020
To my sister Agnes and family. You have our deepest sympathy. Our prayers and thoughts are with you. Bob will be missed by all of us. Love and prayers Tony and Judy. Todd, Heidi and family. Tina, Khamis and family.

Kim Theis
   Posted Thu February 06, 2020

A GARDEN PATH was sent by Kim Theis.

In loving memory ….. Gene Pierce, Kim Theis, Kelly Pierce, Kim Gruba, Brittney & Kelvin Rudnick, Briana & Jon Peterson

   Posted Fri February 07, 2020

SPATHIPHYLLUM was sent by The Lodin Family.

Robin Johnson Henke
   Posted Fri February 07, 2020
Dear Agnes,
I just learned of Bob's passing from Mother today! I shed a few tears, knowing that we will never hear any more funny stories or jokes from him again! The Lord just gained a wonderful storyteller! I bet Dad was one of the first ones to greet him at Heaven's doors!
You are in my thoughts and prayers!
Hugs & Love
Robin & Craig

Sue Harty
   Posted Sat February 08, 2020
Agnes, Bruce and Brenda - thoughts and prayers for you during such a difficult time. I remember Bob’s sense of humor and I know you will miss tremendously.

God Bless

   Posted Mon February 10, 2020

DISH GARDEN WITH FRESH FLOWERS was sent by Ron Pepin Family.

With our deepest sympathy. Ron Pepin family. We will miss your story's around the campfire in Canada.

Tim Schuchard
   Posted Mon February 10, 2020
Agnes, Bruce and Brenda,

You have my deepest sympathies. We had some great times at your house when we were growing up. There was nothing better than taking some grief from Bob. I will keep you in my prayers.

Tim Schuchard

Steve Lodin
   Posted Sat February 15, 2020
Auntie Aggie, Bruce, and Brenda and families,
I'm really sorry to hear this. It's a little late and I haven't seen you much lately, but wanted to let you know I was thinking about you. I liked the obituary and it made me think about what my family and friends would say about me.
Best wishes

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