Conrad, 63, died Tuesday, December 26 at his home surrounded
by his family. He was born in Stayton and lived in the
Sublimity area all of his life. Conrad married Jacquie
Witherspoon on May 23, 1981 in Salem. He attended OSU and was
a member of AGR fraternity. Conrad earned his real estate
license after college but “sitting inside” was not for
him. So he
returned to the occupation he loved, farming.
Conrad worked for many local farmers in his early life
and then started his own custom applicator business, owning
and operating Coon Hollow Spray Service from 1979 until 1997,
and later working for Wilco Farmers in the agronomy
He was a member of
St. Boniface Catholic Church and also regularly attended St
Mary’s in Shaw. Conrad
was a 4th degree Knights of Columbus. Conrad enjoyed fishing,
hunting, camping, gardening, woodworking, farming,
socializing, crossword puzzles, board games and “checking
He is survived by
his wife: Jacquie Spenner of Aumsville; sons: Matthew
(Crystal) Spenner of Stayton, Brian Spenner and Steven Spenner
both of Aumsville; brothers: Perry (Dawnette) Spenner of
Marion and Clyde Spenner of Sublimity; sisters: Janice (Loren)
Bass of Stayton, Drusilla (Dana) Jennings of Gates, Judy
(Mike) Pelletier of Sublimity, Michele Spenner of Stayton and
Carla (Jim) Palmer of Pratum. Conrad was preceded in death by
his parents Ed and Mary June Spenner, infant daughter Caroline
Spenner, and Uncle Walter Spenner.
Conrad will be
remembered for his big personality, witty one liners, and his
gift of gab. Conrad
always treated people he met as friends.
When asked “who was that”, his response was always,
“Oh, I don’t know, somebody I just met.
of the Rosary will be Tuesday, January 2, 2018 at 7:00 pm and
Mass of Christian Burial will be Wednesday, January 3, 2018 at
11:00 am, both at St. Boniface Catholic Church in Sublimity.
Interment will follow in St. Boniface Cemetery. Contributions
may be made to Oregon Right to Life or Regis St. Mary Catholic
School. Serving the family, North
Santiam Funeral Service, Stayton.