Conrad Karraker

Wednesday, February 4, 2004

ANNA, Ill. -- Conrad Karraker, 74, of Anna, Ill., formerly of Dongola, died Monday, Feb. 2, 2004, at Union County Hospital.

He was born November 13, 1929, in Dongola, the son of Oral and Myrl Casey Karraker. He and Ruth Bird were married June 30, 1951.

Karraker was a member of the Church of Christ. He was a farmer and retired from Choate Mental Health Center after 38 years. He was employee of the year in 1956. He and his wife formerly owned The Dinner Bell in Dongola.

He was a veteran of the U.S. Army serving in Korea.

Survivors include his wife, of Anna; a son, Byron Karraker, of Anna; and a daughter, Martina Karraker of Anna.

He was preceded in death by two infant daughters and one infant sister.

Friends may call at Crain Funeral Home in Dongola from 5 to 8 p.m. today.

The funeral will be at 1 p.m. Thursday at the funeral home, with the Rev. Neal Hampton, Stan Chism and Myron Dillow officiating. Burial will be in Christian Chapel Cemetery with military honors by Carroll P. Foster VFW Post 3455.