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Louis H. "Bud" Conrad

May 25, 1945 August 7, 2016
Louis H. "Bud" Conrad
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Obituary for Louis H. "Bud" Conrad

Louis H. “Bud” Conrad, a resident of Commerce Township, and owner of B.C. Manufacturing Company in Wixom, died on August 7, 2016, at the age of 71.

On May 25, 1945, in San Gabriel, California, a wonderful person was born to Russell and Esther (Tuger) Conrad.Bud and his four siblings grew up in Michigan, where he graduated from Farmington High School and later attended Lawrence Technological University. Bud loved sports cars, especially Corvettes, from a very young age. He traveled across the country with the Royal Pontiac Racing team for many years. Bud was fiercely independent and private, which his brilliant mind allowed him to be—he was a proud and gifted engineer who could design and make anything, On May 1, 1965, Bud and Eileen Page were married; throughout fifty one years of marriage, their love for one another was endless. Bud and Eileen built their first home in Commerce Township in 1967 and were blessed with two daughters. Although Bud's life revolved around family, he was a natural businessman with outstanding success. In 1981, he opened B.C Manufacturing which is located in Wixom and created precision parts and prototypes among other things. For over thirty years, Bud saw his business through recessions and hardships, and was able to survive and overcome any obstacles that came his way. He always seemed to know the right thing to do at the appropriate time. All who knew him appreciated his sharp wit and wry sense of humor. He had a generous and loving spirit that was endless, any one who new him was touched by this.

He leaves Eileen, his beloved wife of over fifty-one years; his daughters, Kathleen (Kevin) Zaske and Karen (Steve) Ballentine; grandchildren, Veronica Page Zaske, Conrad Joseph Ballentine and Elizabeth Summer Ballentine; brothers, Ken and Donald; sister, Carol Wakerly; sisters and brothers-in-law, Kathleen Shirey, Michael Page, Patricia (Max) Rieger, Sheila (Steve) Grainger, Margaret (Richard) Ulrey and many nieces, nephews and dear friends. He was preceded in death by a brother, Larry Conrad.

Visitation will be held at Lynch & Sons Funeral Home, 404 E. Liberty St., Milford, on Wednesday, August 10, from 2-9PM. A Funeral Mass will be held at St. Mary Catholic Church, 1955 E. Commerce Rd., Milford, on Thursday, August 11, at 11AM with Msgr. John Budde officiating. Memorials may be made in his name to the American Diabetes Association. For further information please call 248-684-6645.

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2:00 PM 8/10/2016 2:00:00 PM - 9:00 PM 8/10/2016 9:00:00 PM
Lynch & Sons Funeral Directors - Milford

404 E. Liberty Street
Milford, MI 48381

Lynch & Sons Funeral Directors - Milford
404 E. Liberty Street Milford 48381 MI
United States





11:00 AM 8/11/2016 11:00:00 AM
St. Mary Our Lady of the Snows

1955 E. Commerce St.
Milford, MI 48381

St. Mary Our Lady of the Snows
1955 E. Commerce St. Milford 48381 MI
United States

Memorial Contribution

American Diabetes Association

P.O. Box 15829
Alexandria, VA 22215-0829

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