Claudine L. Conrad

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Claudine LaVerne (Lawler) Conrad, 90, Lena, passed away at home on April 22, 2017, surrounded by her loving family. She was born on Dec. 9, 1926, to the late Robert and Hazel (Renier) Lawler in Oconto. She married Richard Conrad on Sept. 3, 1956, at St. Charles Catholic Church in Lena.

Claudine attended Couillardville and Sunnybrook Grade Schools and graduated from Lena High School in 1944. She worked for auctioneer Col. J.A. Sasman, the Coleman Canning Factory, Allen’s Red Owl, Baumgart’s Variety store, the Lena High School kitchen, and Mathey and Sons (for 26 years).

Richard and Claudine operated a farm in the Lena area where she resided until the time of her death. She was a devoted mother to her three children, Kathy, Bob and Tina.

Claudine enjoyed the Christmas season, crafting, mowing the lawn, theme parties, writing poems, spending time with her children and long conversations.

Claudine is survived by her three children, Kathy (Jon) Simonar, of New Franken, Bob (Laurie) Conrad, of Green Bay, and Tina (Bryan) Walker, of Green Bay; a granddaughter, Ashley Walker (fiancé Ryan Hoheneder), of Green Bay; a sister, Beverly Lawler, of Lena; a brother, John “Jack” (Christine) Lawler, of Lena; a sister-in-law, Marion Walls; a brother-in-law, Joe Kopke; and many nieces, nephews and friends.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Richard, her parents, her father- and mother-in-law, and all of Richard’s siblings.

Per Claudine’s wishes, private family services will be held with Deacon Peter Gard officiating. Entombment will be at Fort Howard Memorial Park Mausoleum in Green Bay.

The Rhodes-Charapata Funeral Home of Lena is assisting the family.

Online condolences may be expressed at

Claudine thanks the following people for their constant assistance so she could remain independent in her own home: her sister, Beverly Lawler, brother Jack Lawler, nephew John Lawler (who she considered her bonus child), friend Mike Kowalczyk and her children. She also thanks everyone for their prayers.

The family would like to thank the staff at St. Vincent Hospital, Unity Hospice and the Coleman Rescue Squad. They would also like to extend heartfelt gratitude to Dr. Bruce Fenster, Dr. Richard Timmons, Dr. Steven Gerndt, Dr. Charles Hejny and Dr. Tyson Schwiesow for their compassionate care throughout the years.