Arlo D. Conrad age 85, of Elida died 9:49 a.m. Friday, June 28 at Primrose Retirement Center. He was born Feb. 29, 1928 in Lima, Ohio to Willard and Viola May Miller Conrad who preceded him in death. He married Nina Marie Sterling Sept. 28, 1958 and she preceded him in death Nov. 15, 1993.
Arlo was a graduate of South High School class of 1948. He and Nina made their home on Sunderland Road where he became an exceptional gardener and enjoyed caring for a variety of apple trees. Like his father Willard ‘Old Dutch’ an engineer on the Nickel Plate Railroad from 1918 to 1963, Arlo ‘Dutch’ entered service with the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad in 1951 and promoted to engineer in 1959, he retired from Chessie System/ B & O RR Oct. 1, 1991. He was a member of Bluelick Bible Church, Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen and United Transportation Union.
Survivors include a son Jon (Kimberly) Conrad of Cantonment, FL and daughters: Joyce (Russell) Brock of Winter Haven, FL and Jennie (Bill) Babson of Lake Wylie, SC, 9 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by 3 brothers: Chester Conrad, Virgil Conrad and Victor Conrad and 2 sisters: Maxine Hennon and Amber Williams.
All Aboard! You see, there is this train moving full steam ahead picking up a few willing passengers on the way to God’s Eternal Kingdom. Jesus Christ is the engineer and conductor of this train. “Grab hold and come aboard, this will be the best and most important ride of your life!”
Private family services will be held. Memorial contributions may be given to St. Rita’s Medical Center.