News From Terre Haute, Indiana

February 17, 2013

Jerry L. Conder


---- — Jerry L. Conder, 72, of Terre Haute, passed away on Saturday, Feb.16, 2013, at Royal Oaks Health Care & Rehabilitation Center. He was born Sept. 18, 1940, in Bloomington, to Clifford H. Conder and Gladys Opal (Dunigan) Conder. He married Norma K. Swaim on June 20, 1966, and together they raised five children. Jerry proudly served in the U.S. Air Force. He worked for many years as a laborer for Local 204. After his retirement Jerry enjoyed working on lawnmowers in his lawn repair shop.  

He was a member of American Legion Post 104 and the Young Men’s Club of West Terre Haute. He enjoyed fishing, motorsports, and was an avid Chicago Cubs fan. Most of all, he enjoyed spending time with his family and friends.

Jerry is survived by his wife, Norma Conder of Terre Haute; their children, Shellie McGuinness and husband Kevin of Terre Haute, Rae Ann Wilson and  husband Jerry of Mooresville, Charles K. Smith and  wife Kerri of Winter Park, Fla., Darada L. Allen and  husband Troy of Brazil, and Tracie L. Morris and  husband Rick of Terre Haute; 14 grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; brothers, Larry Conder and Bobbie Conder and wife Sheila; sisters, Judy Roberts, Sue Ralston, and Nancy Ford and  husband Chuck; a special nephew, Josh Conder; and many other nieces, nephews, and good friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents;  a granddaughter Rebecca Ann Wilson; and a brother-in-law, Junior Ralston.

Visitation will be  4 to 8 p.m  Monday, Feb. 18, 2013, at Roselawn Funeral Home. A funeral ceremony will be 11 a.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 19, 2013. Burial will follow in Roselawn Memorial Park, with military rites performed by American Legion Post 104. Online condolences may be made at: