Alton F. ‘Corky’ Conrad III

Alton F. ‘Corky’ Conrad III

ISHPEMING, MI – Alton F. “Corky” Conrad III, age 86 Ishpeming resident passed away Friday January 12, 2018 at the Marquette County Medical Care Facility while in the loving care of family, staff at MCMCF, and Lake Superior Hospice.

Alton was born October 2, 1931 in Denver, CO to Alton F. and Madge (Test) Conrad Jr. Alton was a self-employed auctioneer and antique dealer owning and operating the Red Kettle for many years. He was an avid antique collector.

Corky enjoyed fishing, hunting, woodworking and playing cribbage in the Ishpeming cribbage league. He was a member of Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War, Teal Lake Masonic Lodge #202 and Sons of the American Revolution.

Alton is survived by his loving wife Judy M. (Wallin) Conrad, whom he married on December 30, 1987, 6 children: Sandra (Thomas) Belt of Marquette, Madge Hupp of Ishpeming, Nannette (Wendell) Braley of Illinois, Toni (Kevin) Terzaghi of Michigamme, Al (Beth) Conrad IV of Garden, MI and John (Kathy) Conrad of Marquette, MI, 2 step sons Dana (Allison) Hietikko of L’Anse and Bryan (Debbie) Hietikko of Marshall, MI, a brother Jack (Nancy) Conrad of Ozan, AR, 19 grandchildren, numerous great grandchildren, great great grandchildren, nieces and nephews.

Alton was preceded in death by his parents, a brother Walter Conrad and a granddaughter Caitlin Belt.

Alton’s family will greet relatives and friends from 12:30pm-2:00pm, Saturday, January 20, 2018 at the Bjork and Zhulkie Funeral Home in Ishpeming where a memorial service will be held at 2:00pm with Paul Olson officiating.

Teal Lake Masonic Lodge #202 will offer its memorial service at 1:00 pm and the Sons of Union Veterans- Albert and James Lyon Camp No. 266 of the UP will conduct its memorial prior to the memorial service at 2:00 pm.

Honorary pallbearers will be Jon Compton, John Healey, Jeff Carlson, Bill Carter, Ryan Dishnow and Robert Remillard.

Alton’s obituary may be viewed at bjorkandzhulkie.com where relatives and friends may leave a note of remembrance.