Group: Mission Community Events
Campus: TLC – Mission Campus
Conrad L. Fassold, 93, passed away on February 2, 2021, at Lakeview Village Care Center in Lenexa.
Conrad was born on February 23, 1927, to Eda and Louis Fassold in St. Louis, Missouri. He grew up in St. Louis and met his future wife Marjorie Baker in church and high school activities. He then enlisted into the Navy near the end of World War II at the age of 17, where Marjorie and Conrad exchanged letters to one another. After his honorable discharge from the Navy, Conrad used the G.I. Bill to enroll at George Williams College in Chicago, Illinois, and earned his bachelor’s degree.
In March of 1948, he married his sweetheart Marjorie. He began a lifelong career with the YMCA as an executive in Champaign-Urbana, Illinois. While there he and Marjorie had a set of twins, Cathy and Carol. They then moved to Omaha, Nebraska, where they had their son, Randy. After Omaha, they relocated to the Seattle, Washington, area and had their final child, Barbara. An opportunity brought him to Johnson County, Kansas, where he was instrumental in the growth and building of the Johnson County YMCA. He later accepted positions with the YMCA that took him to the Chicago area; Beaumont, Texas; and then retired to Johnson County, Kansas.
In his time outside of work, Conrad was very active in the Lutheran church and also participated in Rotary Club for much of his life, including the Shawnee Mission Rotary Club. He enjoyed swimming, playing tennis, playing bridge and games with family, and was a big fan of baseball—especially the Cardinals and Royals. In retirement, Conrad became skilled at woodworking, even taking classes at Johnson County Community College to better his skills. He created tables, chairs, a crib, and many toys for his grandchildren.
Conrad was preceded in death by his parents and his wife of 60 years, and a son-in-law, Larry Geiger. He is survived by his children: Carol Geiger, Cathy (Hank) Hanusch, Randy (Marsha) Fassold, and Barbara (Don) Pinkston; grandchildren: Christopher Geiger, Timothy Geiger, Carroll Smith, Paul Hanusch, Brian Fassold, Colin Fassold, Erik Pinkston, Emily Pinkston, Jennifer Pinkston, and Halina Pinkston; and 12 great-grandchildren.
In lieu of flowers, the family requests memorial contributions be made in memory of Conrad to the Parkinson Foundation of the Heartland, 8900 State Line Road, Suite 320, Shawnee Mission, KS, 66206, http://www.parkinsonheartland.org.