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Rev. Dr. Stanley M. Conrad, 85, of Rockford, went home to be with his Lord on May 26, 2017. He was born on August 19, 1931 in Hasbrouck Heights, New Jersey, the son of Christian and Karen (Johnsen) Conrad. He married Shirley Joyce Wenstadt on June 20, 1953 in Jersey City, NJ. Stanley was a long time missionary in Japan with the Evangelical Free Church Mission of America.
Survivors include his wife, Joyce; children, Daniel (Lisa), David (Diane), DeAnne(James) Fox, and Douglas (Cheryl); 11 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; sister, Carol (Haywood) Midkiff; brother, Rev. Arnold (Sharon) Conrad; sisters-in-law, Lee Conrad, Renate Conrad, and Jeanne Lindquist. Predeceased by parents; brothers, Roy and George Conrad; and sister, Doris Berndt.
Memorial Service will be at 11:00 am on Saturday, June 3, 2017 in First Free Church, 2223 N Mulford Rd, Rockford, with Rev. Chuck Rife officiating. Visitation will be prior to the service at the church from 9:30 to 10:45 am.

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  1. George Strombeck

    I read in the paper of the passing of Stanley M. Conrad, and the name brought a memory because of my parents, Edith and Reuben Strombeck. My mother Edith served for several years as National Chairman of the WMS (Woman's Missionary Society) of theEFCA in the 1960's and I'm sure during that time my parent visited with you during your time of service in Japan. Both parents were very supportive of Free Church Missions, and I do recall mother specifically mentioning your names. I wish to express my sympathies to the Conrad family in the passing of Stanley, knowing he is now resting in a much better place. I'm sure both my parents were present to welcome him, as he entered "into the Joy of the Lord." My prayers are with you today. George Strombeck (

  2. Duane Dietze

    Giving thanks for Stan's life of fruitful service with his wife Joyce in Japan, pioneering the EFC work there, as well as other ministries in the U.S. Glad to have known these dear servants of Christ and His Kingdom.

  3. Sandy Hodges

    Dear Joyce and family, I am surprised Ann's saddened to hear of Stan's passing. Although it's been many years since we've seen you both, your smiles are etched in my mind. Thank you for loving Jesus ad's May God be your strength during this difficult time. Love in Christ, Sandy

  4. Nate Conrad

    Stan is a blessing and an encouragement, his perpetual smile and frequent laughter will always be in my ears. My dad's older twin.

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