Conrad Horath

BRAIDWOOD—Conrad Owen Horath, 77, of Braidwood, passed away Thursday, Sept. 19, 2019 at the Joliet Area Community Hospice Home.
Born Sept. 5, 1942 in Effingham, IL, he was the son of Henry Andrew and Roberta Loraine (nee Yingst) Horath. He was a Veteran of the United States Army. He retired from Personal Products in Wilmington and then continued working for Kellogg warehousing in Minooka. One of his happiest memories was coaching his children in their sporting activities. Conrad was an avid St. Louis Cardinals fan and he enjoyed bowling in the Wilmington league for numerous years. He had many hobbies, such as fishing, gardening, woodworking and traveling, but his greatest joy came from spending time with his family, grandchildren, and his beloved dog, Daisy.
Surviving are his wife of 43 years, Janice Martha (nee Hall) Horath, of Braidwood, who he married Jan. 31, 1976 in Braidwood; four children: Thomas Kennedy III, of Mobile, AL; Kristen Kennedy, of Braidwood; Jennifer (Michael) Bertino, of Coal City and Jeffrey (Blair) Horath, of Coal City; six grandchildren: Charles, Hayley, and Braxton Kennedy; Dalton Burgner, Easton and Harper Horath; five brothers: Henry (April) Horath, of Appleton, WI; Wesley (Mary Jane) Horath, of Farina, IL; Darrell (Shirley Ann) Horath, of Farina; Fred (Peggy Lou) Horath, of Adell, WI and Kevin (Donna Kay), of Iola, IL; two sisters, Mary (Larry) Murry, of Edgewood, IL and Roberta “Robi” (Kenneth) Stone, of Effingham and numerous nieces, nephews, great-nieces, and great-nephews.
Preceding him in death were his parents, one son, Conrad Edward Horath in infancy; three brothers: Emmett, John and infant, Gary Horath and one sister, Mabel Horath in infancy.
Visitation will be at the Pagel Funeral Home, 701 Broad St., Edgewood, IL 62426 on Monday, Sept. 23, 2019 from 4-7 p.m. and also at the R.W. Patterson Funeral Home in Braidwood, Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2019 from 11 a.m.-1 p.m.
Funeral services will be at the R.W. Patterson Funeral Home, Braidwood, Wednesday, Sept. 25 at 1 p.m. Interment with military honors will follow at Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery in Elwood.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations in his name may be directed to the Joliet Area Community Hospice: 250 Water Stone Circle, Joliet, IL 60431 or the Edgewood American Legion Post: 810 Rt. 37, Edgewood, IL 62426.
For more information and to sign the online guestbook log on to or find them on Facebook at R.W. Patterson Funeral Home & Crematory.
R.W. Patterson Funeral Home & Crematory, 401 E. Main St., Braidwood is in charge of arrangements.