The Free Press, Mankato, MN

Obituaries

January 16, 2013

Conrad J. "Red" Stearns

—  Conrad J. "Red" Stearns, age 88, a lifelong resident of Faribault, died Monday, January 14, 2013, at St. Lucas Care Center in Faribault.

 Memorial Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Saturday, January 19, 2013, at 10:30 a.m. at the Divine Mercy Catholic Church, 139 Mercy Drive, in Faribault.  Interment will be held at St. Lawrence Cemetery, Faribault with military honors provided by the Rice County Central Veterans Association.

  Visitation will be held at the church on Saturday from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m.

 Arrangements are being completed by the Parker Kohl Funeral Home & Crematory of Faribault.

  Conrad Joseph, the son of John and Clothilde (LeBlanc) Stearns, was born on August 30, 1924, in Faribault, MN.  Conrad attended Sacred Heart Parochial School through 8th grade and then attended Faribault High School and graduated with the class of 1942.  After high school, Conrad enlisted in the U.S. Navy in December 1942 and served aboard the destroyer U.S.S. Frankford in the Atlantic and Pacific theaters (including the D-Day invasion at Normandy) for four years to 1946.  Conrad and Faribault classmate, Helen Zabel were united in marriage on July 20, 1945, in Long Beach, CA.  After his discharge from the service, Conrad returned to Faribault.  He was a long time employee at the Faribault Woolen Mill where he worked as a teenager before WWII and then retired there in 1989 after 37 years of continuous service.  Conrad was a member of the VFW Post 1562 in Faribault and was an avid hunter and fisherman and also enjoyed woodworking.

  He is survived by his wife Helen Stearns of Faribault; by three children, Thomas Stearns and special friend Dianne Hanson of Cleveland, MN, Mary (David) Mack of Black River Falls, WI and James (Joan) Stearns of Reston, VA; by eight grandchildren and nine great grandchildren and other relatives and friends.

  He was preceded in death by his parents, his brother Monsignor John Stearns and by his two sisters, Carole Klatt and Marian Noeller.

   In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the choice of the donor in memory of Conrad.

   For guest book and further information please visit www.ParkerKohlFuneralHome .com.

 

1
Text Only | Photo Reprints
Obituaries
  • Geralene Osborne.JPG Geralene "Gerry" Osborne

    Geralene "Gerry" Osborne, age 87, of Lake Crystal, died on Wednesday, July 23, 2014 at Crystal Seasons.

    July 23, 2014 1 Photo

  • Ray Lund

    Ray Lund went to dance among the stars with the love of his life, "Sparky" (Brenda), on July 15, 2014 at his home in Mankato.

    July 23, 2014

  • Dallas Celia Seibert

    Dallas Celia Seibert, age 91, formerly of Madelia, died on July 22, 2014, at Good Samaritan Luther Manor in Sioux falls, South Dakota.

    July 23, 2014

  • Jerry Froehlich

    Jerry Froehlich, age 72, of Janesville, passed away Sunday, July 20, 2014 at the St. Mary's Hospital in Rochester, following a brief illness.

    July 23, 2014

  • Donald "Don" Manke

    Donald "Don" Manke, age 72, of Janesville, died peacefully on Friday, July 18, 2014 at the Janesville Nursing Home following an extended illness.

    July 23, 2014

  • John H. Buller

    John H. Buller, age 91 , of Mountain Lake, MN died on July 20, 2014, at Good Samaritan Lodge in Mountain Lake, Minnesota.

    July 22, 2014

  • Gary Anderson

    A Visitation  for Gary Anderson, age 71 of Lake Crystal, formerly of Windom, will be held on Friday, July 25, 2014, from 4:00 PM to 7:00 PM at the LaCanne Family Funeral Home in Windom.

    July 22, 2014

  • Shera Lynn Steckelberg

    Shera Lynn Steckelberg, age 57, of Wells, MN, died Monday, July 21, 2014 at her home in Wells, surrounded by her family.

    July 22, 2014

  • Harold polenske.JPG Harold Polenske

    Harold Polenske went to be with his loved ones who went before him on July 19, 2014.

    July 22, 2014 1 Photo

  • Albert Roth.JPG Albert "Al" Roth Jr. M.D

    Albert "Al" Roth Jr. M.D., died Friday March 21, 2014 at his home in Laramie, Wyoming.

    July 22, 2014 1 Photo