In Memory of Florence Grace Konrady

Florence Grace Konrady
Florence Grace Konrady
Born: February 12, 1931
Died: April 30, 2018
Age: 87
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Florence Grace Konrady
February 12, 1931 - April 30, 2018
From: Ida Grove, IA

Florence Grace (Becher) Konrady, age 87, of  Ida Grove, passed away on Monday, April 30, 2018, at the Willow Dale Wellness Village of Battle Creek, Iowa.

Funeral Services will be held at 10:30 a.m., Friday, May 4, 2018 at the St. Paul Lutheran Church of Ida Grove, Iowa. Rev. Richard A. Salcido will officiate; with Committal Services following in the Ida Grove Cemetery of Ida Grove, Iowa. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., Friday, May 4, 2018 at the St. Paul Lutheran Church of Ida Grove, Iowa. The Christensen -Van Houten Funeral Home of Ida Grove, Iowa is in charge of the funeral arrangements. Condolences may be sent online at

Florence Grace (Becher) Konrady, was born on February 12, 1931, on a farm 11 miles north of Columbus, NE, to Herman and Olga (Depe) Becher. She was the youngest of nine children, having 4 older brothers and 4 older sisters.

Florence was baptized on March 22, 1931, in the St. John’s Lutheran Church of rural Columbus. In 1938, the family moved to Columbus and Florence was enrolled in Immanuel Lutheran parochial school through the eighth grade. She was confirmed April 2, 1944. Florence graduated from Kramer High School with the class of 1948 and was employed for seven years as a secretary, the last employment was with the U.S. Veterans Administration-Loan Department of Omaha, NE. 

In 1956, Florence married Glenn J. Konrady, who was in the U.S. Air Force. They spent the following 3 years in Newfoundland as Glenn was stationed there on Pepperrell AFB. Upon returning to the states, they lived in Bellevue, NE for 10 years as Glenn finished his 20 year career with the Air Force at Offutt AFB. 

They bought their current farm near Ida Grove, IA, in 1967. Florence and Glenn moved there with their 5 children, and then were blessed with 3 more children.

Florence was a life-long member of the Lutheran Church, Missouri Synod, with the last 50 plus years, as a member of St. Paul Lutheran Church of Ida Grove. 

She was grateful to have been a farm wife, homemaker and stay at home mom while raising her children.

Florence taught Sunday school for many years; she enjoyed being an active member of LWML, Lutheran Women’s Missionary League and Adult Bible Class on Sunday mornings. Florence also enjoyed 4-H activities as 7 of the 8 Konrady children were involved in 4-H with their many projects. Her joy and delight in life were her husband Glenn, her children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren which she referred to as “Gifts from the Lord”.

Florence is survived by her husband Glenn Konrady; their son Duane’s (passed away 2011) children: Korben, Kegan, and Kendra; daughter Linda (John) Burk of Ida Grove, IA and their children Malinda, Lucas, Alicia, Avery and Adrianne; daughter Ruth (Dan) Wiedemeier of Ames, IA and their children Audrey, Joseph, Samuel and Timothy; son John Konrady of Ida Grove, IA; daughter Susan (Kevin) Graham of Nashville, TN and their children Nicholas, Neil and Rachel; daughter Laura Konrady of Aurora, IL and her son Eric; son Joseph Konrady of Des Moines, IA; daughter Sally (Todd) Bowers of Iowa City, IA and their children Olivia and Harrison; Florence’s 5 great-grandchildren Vedkaelle, Mikael, Jacob, Kaylee and Parker; daughters-in-law Charisse and Tara; numerous nieces, nephews, extended family and friends 

She was preceded in death by her parents Herman and Olga Becher; 4 brothers and 4 sisters; and son Duane Konrady.



10:30 a.m., Friday,
May 4, 2018

St. Paul Lutheran Church
Ida Grove, Iowa


Reverend Richard A. Salcido &
Reverend Neil Wehmas


Linda Burk
Ruth Wiedemeier
John Konrady
Susan Graham
Laura Konrady
Joseph Konrady
Sally Bowers

Honorary Pallbearers:
Andrew Ditter
Rocky Becher
Lorne Miller
Danny Hoffman
John Krenck
Gaylen Wunschel
Lyle Konrady
Bernie Krenk
David Ditter


One Hour Prior
To The Service From
9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.,
Friday, May 4, 2018

St. Paul Lutheran Church
Ida Grove, Iowa


Geraldine Dankert, Organist

Congregational Hymns:
"Precious Lord, Take My Hand"
"Just as I am, Without One Plea"
"I Know That My Redeemer Lives"


Ida Grove Cemetery
Ida Grove, Iowa


Monday, May 14, 2018 at 9:28 AM
“I love you Grandma! I really wish that I would have been able to make it to your funeral. Mom said you looked absolutely beautiful!”
- Rachel Graham
Thursday, May 10, 2018 at 9:09 AM
“I'm so sorry to hear about your Mom, Linda. Prayers for you and your family! May God grant you the peace that passes all understanding. ”
- Jodean Groesbeck
Sunday, May 6, 2018 at 8:51 AM
“Laura and family ~ I am sorry to hear of your mom's passing; may you find comfort in the knowledge that she is now resting in Jesus' arms. ”
- Julie (Ruser) Campbell
Thursday, May 3, 2018 at 12:39 PM
“Grandma was such a sweet and loving grandmother. She will be missed. Sending out my love to everyone. -Joe”
- Joe Wiedemeier
Thursday, May 3, 2018 at 10:00 AM
“My dear cousins; I am sorry to hear of Florence's passing. As she believed and as we believe, she is in a far better place with our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. I plan on coming to the funeral tomorrow to share in your grief. Love, Dan”
- Daniel J Konrady
Thursday, May 3, 2018 at 9:19 AM
“Konrady Family, My sincere sympathy to you all. May God's Love surround you all.
- Shirley Ruser
Thursday, May 3, 2018 at 9:19 AM
“My condolences to the family. I will always have good memories of her assistance with 4-H projects and her friendly greetings at church over the recent years during my visits.”
- Bert and Cathy (Streck) Smith
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