Conrad, Raleigh

Written by David Green.

Raleigh B. Conrad, 87, of Hudson,  Mich., died at his home March 15, 2007. 

Raleigh was born Feb. 8, 1920, in Lyons, Ohio, the son of Chancey and Audrea (Spangler) Conrad.

He married Alice L. Merillat June 26, 1948, in Orlando, Fla.  She preceded him in death Nov. 24, 1995. Raleigh and Alice made their home on a farm on Rome Road for 32 years before moving to Hudson in 1988. 

Raleigh graduated from Lyons High School and was veteran of World War II. He was a former member of the First Baptist Church in Hudson, V.F.W. Post 275 in Adrian and the James W. Kahle  V.F.W. Post 7574 of Lyons, Ohio. He enjoyed working outside, reading the Bible and having breakfast in Hudson.

Surviving Raleigh are his children, Brenda Conrad of Atlanta, Ga., Ronald (and Bridget) Conrad of Addison, Mich., Susan (and Robert) Delezenne of Hudson, Dennis Conrad of Tampa, Fla., Linda (and Lawrence) Micol of Addison; 13 grandchildren, Kriss (and Mike) Brady, Lisa Weaver, Connie (and Rod) Norton, Greg (and Amber) Delezenne, Brandon Conrad, Curt (and Shelley) Micol, Carrie (and Jim) Kandell, Jacob (and Misty) Conrad, Jeff Delezenne, Jessica Conrad, Kimberly Micol, Kayla Conrad and Kyle Conrad; eight great-grandchildren; seven brothers and sisters, Marie Weaver of Sebring, Fla., Nina Patton of Toledo, Ohio, Earl (and Jean) Conrad of Sebring, Fla.,  Lawrence Conrad of Adrian, Mich., Marjorie Allwood of Sebring, Fla., Duane (and Charlene) Conrad of Metamora, Ohio, Maxine Mabee of Jasper, Mich.; and several nieces, nephews and cousins. 

Raleigh was preceded in death by his wife and parents.

Funeral Services are scheduled at 11 a.m. Monday, March 19, at the Brown-Van Hemert Funeral Home in Hudson with Pastor Matthew SeGraves officiating.  Interment will follow at Maple Grove Cemetery in Hudson.  Full military honors will be performed by the Lyons V.F.W.  

Visitation is planned from 2 to 4 and 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday at the Brown-Van Hemert Funeral Home in Hudson.  Memorials are suggested to the Lyons V.F.W. or a charity of the donor’s choice.

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