Margaret Lena Diederich Brett Conrad,101, passed away peacefully on Thursday, January 23, 2020 at Sacred Heart Home in Avilla, Indiana. Born in Garrett on June 25, 1918, she was the daughter of the late Paul and Mollie (Pausel) Diederich. She grew up in Garrett and lived there until moving to Fort Wayne after her marriage to her first husband, David Brett. She was a homemaker while raising her children and retired from Fort Wayne Drug Co. After her marriage to Wilbur Conrad, they moved to New Haven. Margaret loved spending time at the lake, riding many miles on her bicycle with her sister and brother, and taking trips to Shipshewana with her sister and brother. Margaret is survived by her children, Judith (Joel) Vogel, Michael (Sally) Brett, and Nancy (Larry) Bandelier, 12 grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren and 3 great-great-grandchildren. She is also survived by her sister, Virginia Strock of Garrett, brother, Wayne Diederich, and brother-in-law Norvin McClure. She was preceded in death by both her husbands, 2 sisters and 1 brother.
Visitation will take place from 10 – 11 a.m. Monday, January 27, 2020 at Thomas Funeral Home, 1277 C.R. 56, Garrett, IN 46738
Services will take place at 11 a.m. Monday, January 27, 2020 at Thomas Funeral Home
Burial will take place in Christian Union Cemetery – Garrett, IN
Memorials may be sent to St. James Lutheran Church, New Haven or Sacred Heart Home, Avilla.
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St. James Lutheran Church
New Haven IN
Sacred Heart Home
515 N. Main St., Avilla IN 46710