Conrad P. Werkenthin

Conrad P. Werkenthin Conrad P. Werkenthin was born at Brackenridge Hospital on November 21, 1932 to Max and Louise Werkenthin as their fourth child following Louise, Fred and Max. He was supposed to be a girl. He attended Robert E. Lee, University Junior High, Austin High and the University of Texas. He graduated with a BBA and LLB. When he was 10 he was the manager of the C&S Sub Junior Indians and they won the 12 and under City title in 1945. It is now called Little League. He played baseball at Austin High and the University where the team won 3 Southwest Conference titles and went to the College World Series twice, coming in second in 1953. In college he was a member of Delta Tau Delta and in Austin High he was a member of Forrest Guynn Cook club. Following law school he was on active duty with the 8th Army in Germany, and after a stint in the reserves was Honorably Discharged as a Captain. He returned to Austin and joined Clark, Thomas and Winters law firm on September 22, 1957 and practiced law there until March of 2010 when the firm dissolved and he became Of Counsel with The Akin Firm. During his career he was named Best Lawyer and aided and assisted many clients and served on many Boards and Committees including being an Elder in the Presbyterian Church and a long time member of the Board of Texas Aviation Association. He enjoyed many years of coaching youth baseball from Little League to American Legion. He loved flying and sailing on Lake Travis and Penobscot Bay in Maine during many hot Texas summers. He enjoyed building and being a part owner of Dodd Street Docks on Lake Travis for 34 years. Conrad was married to Clare Coates of Austin in 1956 until her death in 2009 after suffering 10 years of the debilitating Alzheimer's disease. Together they had two children, Lou and Art. Lou is married to Jim Clark and there are two grandchildren, Morgan who graduated from Colorado University and James Conrad who is enrolled in Texas A&M University. After Clare's death Conrad married Sue Stegall whose love has given later life meaning and he is survived by her son and family, Josh who is married to Amber and their son, Eli and daughter Sydney; and by Parker and granddaughters, Zoe and Tricia; and three great grandchildren. Memorial services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, June 29th at University Presbyterian Church, 2203 San Antonio St., Austin. Memorial contributions may be made to Brigham and Women's Hospital, Development Office, Center for Alzheimer's Research, 116 Huntington Ave, 3rd Floor, Boston, MA 02116; UC San Diego, Shiley-Marcos Alzheimer's Research Center, 9500 Gilman Dr., La Hoya, CA 92093-0948; or to a local animal rescue shelter. Obituary and guestbook available online at www.wcfish.com



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Published in Austin American-Statesman from June 25 to June 26, 2013