Conrad A. Rozeboom, 94, of Murdock, passed away on September 17, 2022, at the age of 94. A celebration of life will be at 12:00 pm, Saturday, September 24th at Harvey Anderson Funeral Home in Willmar. Private burial will be at Bethany Reformed Cemetery in Clara City. www.hafh.org
Conrad “Con” was born March 13, 1928, on a farm near Steen, MN, to Charles and Margaret (DeNoble) Rozeboom.
Con attended Rock County School District 1, where he graduated from eighth grade. He joined his father on the farm where they raised pure-bred Horned-Herefords and hogs. One of his favorite pastimes in his youth was fast pitch softball.
He was united in marriage to Vera Aukes on December 17, 1948, in Steen, MN. They moved to a farm near Murdock in 1950. Con and Vera were blessed with 10 children. Early in their marriage they lost their first-born son, Darrell, in an accidental drowning in the creek behind their home.
Con was a life-long crop, cattle and hog farmer. He loved his annual trip to the Dakotas to purchase feeder calves for the farm. He passed on his love for farming to his children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. The family was active in 4-H, successfully exhibiting livestock because of his strong support and involvement.
Serving on the township board for many years and as an elder of the Bethany Reformed Church of Clara City MN, he accepted leadership responsibilities in his community.
Con never retired fully from farming, but did slow-down a little. In particular, for over 25 years he and Vera wintered in Texas where he enjoyed playing pool and shuffle board, and making many Snowbird friends.
Con and Vera put their family first. Annually they looked forward to the ‘lake’ vacation with their extended family. They spent countless hours on the sidelines of numerous sporting events of children and grandchildren.
Con is survived by his children: Linda (Verne) Meyer, Susan (Al) Kramer, Conley (Linda), Lora, Dale (Cheryl), Jane (John) Folkert, Karen (Warren) Formo, Kevin (Barb), and Kyle (Gretchen); 30 grandchildren; 41 great grandchildren; 4 great-great grandchildren; sister, Darlene Bosch; and many nieces and nephews. He is preceded in death by his wife Vera, his parents, his brother Raymond, son Darrell and grandson John Folkert.