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Mary Conrad, 70 of rural Kensington died Monday, April 30, 2018, at her home.
Mary Kay Conrad was born on July 12, 1947, in St. Cloud, Minnesota the daughter of Bernard and Veronica (Nohner) Danzl. She graduated from St. Cloud Cathedral High School in 1965, and continued her education with St. Cloud Beauty School becoming a Licensed Beautician.
Mary and Ronald Blehr were married in September of 1966, and to this marriage two children were born, Ronda and Chad. Ronald died in April of 1991. Mary and Melvin Conrad were married in June of 1999. Mary was employed as a beautician in Fergus Falls, then had Mary’s Beauty Shop in her home in Kensington, before purchasing Kensington HairCentre. After selling her shop and retiring from doing hair, she owned and operated Tower Street Daycare in Kensington for a few years. Following retirement, Mary enjoyed flowers, traveling, doing road tripping with Melvin and their dog, and especially her family and grandkids. She was very active in preserving the town and area history, and was a member of Kensington Heritage Society.
She is survived by her husband, Melvin; daughter, Ronda (Chad) Simpson of Kensington; son, Chad (Jackie Loxtercamp) Blehr of Coon Rapids; six grandchildren, Emilee, Eric, Ellie, Matthew, McKenna (Charles) and Nick (Summer); four great-grandchildren, Penelope, Delilah, Julian, Taylor and Baby Boy to be born in August; four step-children, Mark (Heather) Conrad, Miller and Helaina of Celine, Texas, Cathy Fox of Dallas, Texas, Nathan Conrad of Smiley, Texas and Helen Conrad of Webster, Texas; two sisters, LaDonna Reisdorf of Avon and Darlene (Don) Heltemes of Coon Rapids; sister-in-law, La Vonne Danzl of Brainerd; and by numerous other relatives and friends. Mary was preceded in death by her parents, Bernard and Veronica Danzl; sister, Laverne Schille; and by three brothers, Bob, Jim and Leo Danzl.
Visitation: Saturday, May 5, 2018, from 1 to 3 PM, with a Prayer Service at 3 PM in the Erickson-Smith Funeral Home in Hoffman, followed by burial in Aeneas Cemetery.
Funeral Home: Erickson-Smith Funeral Home of Hoffman