Conrad Paczkowski, 84, Albert Lea

Published 12:00 am Wednesday, December 5, 2007

The memorial service for Conrad J. Paczkowski

of Albert Lea will be held at 1:30 p.m. Thursday at Bonnerup Funeral Service, Albert Lea. Deacon Mike Ellis will officiate. Interment will be in Graceland Cemetery. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Wednesday at Bonnerup Funeral Service, and one hour before services.

Conrad died Monday, Dec. 3, 2007, at St. Marys Hospital in Rochester. He was 84.

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He was born on Feb. 19, 1923, in New Richland, the son of Matthew and Gertrude (Chicos) Paczkowski. He attended St. Theodore&8217;s School. He had been active in CC Camp near the end of the Depression. On Aug. 11, 1943, he married Ann Sondrol at St. Theodore Catholic Church. To this union six children were born: Don, Charles, Joseph, Jean, Robert and James. Conrad had worked at Wilson and Co. for 35 years as a electrician, retiring in the late 1970s. Connie, as he was called, enjoyed woodworking, bricklaying and will be remembered for the ability to &8220;do and fix&8221; anything, an all-around handyman. He and his brother had built many houses in the area. In his later years he had time to enjoy hunting, fishing, and camping. He especially enjoyed spending time with the &8220;pride and joys&8221; of his life, his grandchildren and great grandchildren.

He will be greatly missed by his wife Ann of Albert Lea; four children: Charles (Adrienne) Paczkowski of Albert Lea, Joseph (Eva) Paczkowski of Minneapolis, Jean (Steven) Weitzel of Kasson and James (Gioia) Paczkowski of Colorado Springs, Colo.; daughter-in-law Bonnie Paczkowski of Minneapolis; 16 grandchildren;

22 great-grandchildren; sister Agnes (John) Capp of Austin; brother Russell Paczkowski of Albert Lea; sister Patricia (Peter) Bergland of Albert Lea; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law: Ruth Paczkowski and Joan Paczkowski of Albert Lea, Norma Schaumburg of Owatonna, Charles (Jean) Sondrol of Story City, Iowa, and the Rev. Donald Sondrol, of Muscatine, Iowa; and many nieces, nephews and other relatives.

He was preceded in death by his parents; two sons, Don and Robert; mother-in-law and father-in-law, Selma and Clarence Sondrol; brothers Francis, Roger and two in infancy; and a sister in infancy.