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Dan Conrad
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Dan Allan Conrad, 48, of Bennett, Iowa, entered in eternal rest with his family by his side on Monday, Oct. 10, 2016, after a courageous battle with cancer. Friends and family may gather for a time of visitation on Friday, Oct. 14, from 4 to 8 p.m. at Fry Funeral Home, Tipton, and a short visitation prior to funeral services beginning at 10 a.m. Oct. 15 at Peace Church of Christ United. Funeral services will begin immediately after starting at 11 a.m. Private family graveside service will be at Inland Cemetery, Bennett. All friends and family are invited to a luncheon to follow at Rixe-Lausen American Legion (Bennett Legion).

In lieu of flowers, a memorial in Dan's honor has been established.

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Dan's life journey began in Davenport, Iowa, on Aug. 29, 1968, where he was born to Merlin and Carma (Busch) Conrad. Dan attended and graduated from Clarence-Lowden High School before graduating from the University of Iowa with a degree in communications. He was united in marriage to Bobbie Wilkins on April 9, 1994, in Lowden. Dan and Bobbie were blessed with three wonderful children, Trevor Austin, Rylee Lynn and Madison Nicole, who were his utmost pride and joy.

Dan held several respected career positions during his years of employment, including news reporter/anchor for KHAK radio and along with this position, he traveled with Bob Brooks with Hawkeye Sports, Cedar County dispatcher and his current position since April 1996 at Liberty Trust and Savings Bank, Tipton, as assistant vice president in lending. Dan's passion for the community was reflected in the many organizations he was a member of: Tipton Rotary Club, Tipton Lions Club, Cedar County Extension Council, Peace Church of Christ United, Cedar County Conservation Board, Cedar County Banker's board and Tipton Country Club.

He was an avid sports fan; his favorite teams included Chicago Cubs, the Iowa Hawkeyes, the Pittsburgh Steelers and the Tipton Tigers. Dan had impacted and influenced the lives of many and never met a stranger. He was a true, genuine family man who loved his family, community and friends.

Dan is survived by his wife, Bobbie (Wilkins) Conrad; children, Trevor, Rylee and Madison Conrad, all of Bennett; parents, Merlin and Carma (Busch) Conrad of Lowden; mother-/father-in-law, Shirley and Robert Wilkins Jr., Bennett; sister, Jodi Olson; brother, Curt (Pam) Conrad; brother-/ sister-in-law, James and Aimee Wilkins; and grandparents, Robert and Shirley Wilkins Sr. He took great pride in his nieces and nephews, Blake and Brenna Wilkins, Ryan, Lauren and Tyler Olson and Austin Conrad, as well as numerous friends from near and far.

He was preceded in death by his grandparents, Jack and Esther Busch, Elmer and Leona Conrad and Leona Wilkins.

Posted on Wednesday, 12 October 2016