HOUSTON, Texas - Jeffrey Joseph Conard, 54, of Houston, formerly of Ironwood, Mich., passed away on Tuesday, Oct. 22, 2013, in Houston.
Jeff was born April 27, 1959, in Ironwood, son of Lawrence and Mary Jane (Lagina) Conard. He attended St. Ambrose Grade School and Ironwood Catholic High School, graduating in 1977. Jeff worked in Houston for UPS for 34 years.
Jeff is survived by his children, Brooke and Tyler Conard, of Victoria, Texas; his mother, Mary Conard, of Ironwood; his sisters, Cindy (Dave) McRae, of Ironwood, and Judy White (Roger Benton), of Windsor Heights, Iowa; nephews, Christopher (Lisa) McRae, of Merrill, Wis., Andy (Nicole) McRae, of Ironwood, and Scott (Kristy) McRae, of Birnamwood, Wis.; and nieces, Stephanie (Charles) Randall, of Erie, Colo., and Stacey (Alan) Cummins, of Firestone, Colo.; great-nieces and great-nephews, Ben and Noah Randall, Nathan and Vanessa Cummins, Michael and Chloe McRae, Keely McRae and Madalyn and Vivian McRae; maternal aunt, Nancy (Louie) Bal, of Norway, Mich.; paternal aunt, Leona Conard Milbow, of Kingsford, Mich.; and several cousins.
Jeff was preceded in death by his father, Lawrence Conard; and his brother, Michael Conard.
Jeff's wishes were to be cremated and brought back "home" to Ironwood.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Tuesday, Nov. 12, at 11:30 a.m. at Our Lady of Peace Catholic Church in Ironwood. The Rev. Robb Jurkovich will be the celebrant.
The family will receive friends from 10:30 a.m. until the time of the service in the St. Joseph Family Room at the church.
Inurnment will be in the Riverside Cemetery in Ironwood.