In Memory of Glenn J. Konrady

Glenn J. Konrady
Glenn J. Konrady
Born: March 24, 1929
Died: May 9, 2018
Age: 89
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Glenn J. Konrady
March 24, 1929 - May 9, 2018
From: Ida Grove, IA

Glenn J. Konrady, age 89, of Ida Grove, Iowa passed away on Wednesday, May 9, 2018, at the Willow Dale Wellness Village of Battle Creek, Iowa.

Funeral Services will be held at 2:00 p.m., Monday, May 14, 2018 at the St. Paul Lutheran Church of Ida Grove, Iowa. Pastor Richard A. Salcido will officiate; with a Committal Service following in the Ida Grove Cemetery of Ida Grove, Iowa. Presentation of the flag will be conducted by the McNamara-Moore Post No. 61 of the Ida Grove American Legion. A Visitation will be held from 1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m., Monday, May 14, 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

Glenn Joseph Konrady was born March 24, 1929, in Odebolt, Iowa, the son of Nickolas F. and Clara E. (Stribe) Konrady. He received his education in the Odebolt School System. 

On July 2, 1945, Glenn enlisted in the Iowa State Guard Company “C” 2nd Regiment of Ida Grove, Iowa. He was honorably discharged on March 4, 1947, when the Iowa State Guard was eliminated. He then enlisted in the National Guard of Iowa and the National Guard of the United States on June 4, 1947, in Company “B” 109th Med. Bn. He was honorably discharged on January 5, l948, to enlist in the United States Air Corps.

Glenn married Florence Becher on January 29, 1956 and they spent the next three years in Newfoundland where he was stationed at Pepperrell AFB, St. John’s.  He was also stationed at Offutt AFB, Omaha, NE until he was honorably discharged in 1968 with 20 years of military service. Although Glenn has always maintained his membership in the Ida Grove American Legion McNamara Post No., 61, he also chose to have his name engraved on the Veterans Memorial in the Odebolt Cemetery, to be listed with his two brothers, Howard and Floyd and his father Nickolas Konrady, who served overseas in Germany during WWI. 

The couple moved to their present farm near Ida Grove with their five children to begin an entirely new chapter in their married life. Three more children were born while on the farm. Having no farming background, the next few years were a challenge. Glenn raised cattle and hogs and sold feeder pigs. He was Weigh Master at McIntosh Sale Barn; sold farrowing crates and various hog equipment, measured ground for the Farm Set Aside Program (Ida County ASCS) and was manager of the Farmland Boar Testing Station near Ida Grove from 1974 to 1984.

Glenn was active in 4-H during the years when seven of the Konrady children were involved with numerous 4-H projects. He served as a 4-H leader and was on the Ida County Fair Board, helping with maintenance of the Ida County Fairgrounds and buildings. He helped his children with their livestock projects of both hogs and cattle, refinishing furniture and keeping accurate record books. He also collected antique tools and restored them.

He has been an active member of St. Paul Lutheran Church in Ida Grove since 1967.  He served as Secretary-Treasurer of the Lutheran Laymen’s League for many years. 

Left to cherish his memory include 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; 5 great-grandchildren Vedkaelle, Mikael, Jacob, Kaylee and Parker; brother Lyle (Jeanette) Konrady of Aurelia, IA; sister-in-law Eva Konrady of Ida Grove, IA; daughters-in-law Charisse and Tara; numerous nieces, nephews, extended family and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents Nickolas and Clara Konrady; wife Florence Konrady; son Duane Konrady and two brothers Howard (Arlene) Konrady and Floyd Konrady. 




2:00 p.m., Monday, May 14, 2018
St. Paul Lutheran Church
Ida Grove, Iowa


Rev. Richard A. Salcido
Rev. Neil Wehmas


John Konrady
Joseph Konrady
Korben Konrady
Kegan Konrady
Nick Konrady
Craig Konrady

Honorary Pallbearers

Andrew Ditter
Danny Hoffman
Rocky Becher
John Krenk
Lorne Miller
Gaylen Wunschel
Lyle Konrady
Bernie Krenk 
David Ditter
Darrell Miller
Darrell Bennigsdorf


1:00 p.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Monday, May 14, 2014
St. Paul Lutheran Church
Ida Grove, Iowa


"Abide With Me"
"Precious Lord, Take My Hand"
"Jesus Lives! The Victory's Won"

Geraldine Dankert, Organist


Ida Grove Cemetery
Ida Grove, Iowa


Saturday, May 12, 2018 at 12:33 PM
“Uncle Glenn as was one of my favorite uncle's. There was just something about his voice and mannerisms that commanded respect yet he was a caring sole! He always joked around as I recall whenever he showed up for visits or reunions. I so sorry I can't be there for his funeral or that I missed Aunt Flo's.
They are together and I think it is as it was meant to be that way. They were a great pair!
To all my cousins I do not greeve either, I celebrate them and the wonderful lives they made together. They made it through together, they loved each other and thier family as it grew. Who could ask for more! Cousins wish I could be there but I have medical issues myself and will be at different doctors appt.'s and driving to Norfolk all three days, Monday thru Wednesday. My apologies.”
- Daniel A. Ernst
Friday, May 11, 2018 at 9:52 AM
“Linda, I'm so sorry to hear about your dad passing. He just wanted to b with your mom he just missed her. Sending prayers and lots of hugs...... Angels are with you to help threw this. Love you
- Betty (Mildenstein) Dahl
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