Jim Conerd
August 3, 1951 - November 29, 2018

James Daniel Conerd, Jr., 67, of Oelwein passed away on Thursday November 29, 2018 at his home with his family by his side. Visitation will be from 4:00 to 7:00 pm on Sunday December 2, 2018 at the Geilenfeld Funeral Home in Oelwein where there will be military rites at 7:00 pm led by American Legion Ross Reid Post # 9 of Oelwein. There will also be visitation for one hour before services on Monday.  Funeral services will begin at 11:00 am on Monday December 3, 2018 at the Geilenfeld Funeral Home.  Interment will be in Woodlawn Cemetery at Oelwein. A memorial fund has been established.

Jim was born on August 3, 1951 in Independence, Iowa the son of James D., Sr. and Ida Mae (Beck) Conerd.  He graduated from Independence High School in 1969, then served his country honorably in the United States Navy as a radioman from 1969 to 1973.  Following his service he was employed with City Laundry as a route driver.  In 1974 he decided to attend college at Iowa State University where he was united in marriage with Joyce Ann Kono on April 27, 1974.  In 1976 they moved to Washington, Iowa and then in 1980, they moved to Independence where he worked for the KOUR radio station.  In1984 they moved to Oelwein and Jim was a self-employed flooring contractor, also working for PCI Floors and Wood Floors in Cedar Rapids.  He established Jim Conerd Flooring in 1999. He was also employed with Bertch Cabinet Mfg. in Oelwein for ten years.  Jim was a former President of the Hazleton Jaycees and had served as Commander of the American Legion Post 9 of Oelwein.  When he wasn’t working he enjoyed working on his home and yard.  Jim was great at what he did and his work spoke for itself.  He will be dearly missed by all his family and all who knew him.

Jim is survived by his wife Joyce Ann; his sons: Bradley James (Heidi) Conerd of Cedar Rapids and Jeremy Daniel Conerd of Indiana; his daughter Angela Joy (Darrin) McCann of Oelwein; nine grandchildren: Michaella Green,  Brian Bass, Emma Nelson, Noah Conerd, Autum McCann, Tristin McCann, Jaycee Nuss, Ryker Nuss and Rylinne Reaves; three great grandchildren: Nevaeh, Kash and Karter; his brother David Lee (Connie Coonrad)Conerd of Independence; his sisters: Becky (Jeff Shonka) Peterson  and Sharon (Ed) Francis.  He was preceded in death by his daughter Michelle Conerd; his brother Richard Conerd and his parents.   

 

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Erika Kaufman on December 5, 2018 at 6:32 PM said:

Jim and Joyce are the truest and most honest and kind people in this world. I didn't know that he had passed. My God, he will be missed. Kent and Sydnie and I all are so very sorry to hear of his passing. I am a better person because of knowing him.
Sherry Kerns on December 4, 2018 at 5:44 AM said:

My sincere thoughts and prayers go out to the Conerd family. Jim recently laid new flooring in my home and we became reacquainted talking about he and John.
Robert Turner and family on December 2, 2018 at 2:26 PM said:

Sending our condolences to the Conerd family very sorry for the loss of a such a wonderful person our thoughts are with your family
Deb (Hand) Hess on December 2, 2018 at 10:40 AM said:

Jim, another classmate and I...Captain Conoco,, Major Mobil, and Dynamic DX in high school. Senior English together reading Romeo and Juliet. I don’t think our teacher ever recovered! My condolences to the family. Jim will be missed and remembered.
Steve Aiello on December 1, 2018 at 5:38 PM said:

Jim's son Brad has been a friend of since we were in grade school. I remember Jim and Joyce always welcoming me into their home and time to time pass on caring love and life lessons to us. I will always appreciate and remember those great years. Jim will be missed.
Steve Aiello on December 1, 2018 at 5:38 PM said:

Jim's son Brad has been a friend of since we were in grade school. I remember Jim and Joyce always welcoming me into their home and time to time pass on caring love and life lessons to us. I will always appreciate and remember those great years. Jim will be missed.
Steve Aiello on December 1, 2018 at 5:37 PM said:

Jim's son Brad has been a friend of since we were in grade school. I remember Jim and Joyce always welcoming me into their home and time to time pass on caring love and life lessons to us. I will always appreciate and remember those great years. Jim will be missed.
Nancy & Lyle Miller on December 1, 2018 at 1:54 PM said:

Please accept our condolences. Jim was a good guy & will be missed by many. May the Lord be with him & he rest in peace.
Wanda Stepan on December 1, 2018 at 1:05 PM said:

I am so sorry for your loss. Prayers to you and your family.
Patty Thoma Nefzger on December 1, 2018 at 10:15 AM said:

I am so very sorry to read this. My heart aches for all of you. I will keep you in my thoughts and prayers. God Bless and keep you tight in his arms.
Margaret Sedlacek family on December 1, 2018 at 9:14 AM said:

Sending our deepest condolences to the entire family! May all your precious memories lift you up in this time of devastating sorrow! Let us know if there is anything at all that we can do to help in the next moment's, day's, week's & month's ahead.
Mark and jessie Olsen on November 30, 2018 at 9:16 PM said:

We are so sorry for your loss sending prayers Jim was a great man and a great boss he will be missed.
Michelle Dixon on November 30, 2018 at 8:26 PM said:

My thoughts and prayers go out to the Conerd family. Jim was an amazing man, heaven gained a wonderful angel.
Steve McQueen on November 30, 2018 at 8:23 PM said:

My thoughts and prayers go out to the family. My sincere condolences for all of you. A hard working man and his work was supreme. Thinking of all of you during this time.

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