Rita (Grundmeyer) Conrad, age 77, passed away on July 29, 2013 at the N.C. Little Hospice in Edina. Funeral service was held on Monday, Aug. 5, 2013, 11 a.m. at Bloomington Lutheran Church, 9350 Portland Ave. S. Bloomington, MN. Private interment at Ft. Snelling National Cemetery. Morris Nilsen Funeral Chapel is handlig the arrangements. www.morrisnilsen.com.
Rita was born April 13, 1936 in Sleepy Eye to Leonard and Opal (Le Bert) Grundmeyer. She was baptized, confirmed and married at St. Johns Lutheran Church. She graduated from Sleepy Eye High School in 1954 and from Mankato Commercial College. She married Dean Conrad in 1955. They lived in New Ulm for nine years, then transferred to Mason City, Iowa, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and then to Bloomington in 1968. She retired from Hollenback and Nelson, Inc. after 22 years of service.
Rita is survived by her husband, Dean; son, William (Kelly); and three grandchildren, Michael Bercu, Ashley Conrad and Benjamin Conrad.
She was preceded in death by her daughter Catherine; and her parents, Leonard and Opal (Le Bert) Grundmeyer.