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John C. Conrad

March 16, 1946 - April 25, 2021

John C. Conrad, age 75, of Kildeer, formerly of North Barrington and Long Grove. Beloved husband of 50 wonderful years to the love of his life, Darlene, nee Preski. Loving father of Chris (Carolyn), John K. and Colleen Conrad. Dear grandfather of Cameron and Courtney. Beloved son of the late Margaret and Raymond Conrad…read more

John C. Conrad, age 75, of Kildeer, formerly of North Barrington and Long Grove. Beloved husband of 50 wonderful years to the love of his life, Darlene, nee Preski. Loving father of Chris (Carolyn), John K. and Colleen Conrad. Dear grandfather of Cameron and Courtney. Beloved son of the late Margaret and Raymond Conrad. Devoted son-in-law of the late Florence and Bruno Preski. Loving brother-in-law of Florine (Jack) Osborn and Kenneth (Jean) Preski. Uncle to many nieces and nephews, and dear friend to many. An Alexandria, Minn. native, John is an alumnus of the University of North Dakota where he was a hall of fame football player winning two championships: the Mineral Water Bowl and the Pecan Bowl. John also played tight end professionally for the San Francisco 49ers. A successful businessman, developer and entrepreneur, John worked for forty years at Plaza Excavating Contractors, eventually becoming partner, along with many other ventures across the U.S and China. He will be remembered for his kindness, strength of character, big heart and even bigger smile, indomitable spirit and tremendous sense of fun. Funeral services will be held privately. Funeral livestream available Friday, April 30th, at 10:30 a.m. CDT at www.holyfamilyparish.org. Entombment private. In lieu of flowers, donations in John’s name may be made to support Haiti via Food For the Poor, 6401 Lyons Road, Coconut Creek, Florida 33073. Funeral information 847-359-8020 or visit www.smithcorcoran.com.

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