Conrad Nagel

Conrad “Connie” A. Nagel, 89, of Berne passed away on Friday, January 17, 2020 at Swiss Village in Berne. He was born on December 2, 1930 in Fortuna, Missouri to C. August Nagel and Anna “Ruth” (Hofstetter) Nagel. He was married on August 5, 1950 at First Mennonite Church in Berne to Lena Eicher.
He was a faithful member of First Mennonite Church in Berne. He started singing in the church choir since he was 17 years old and “retired” last year. He sang in the Messiah for 68 years. He worked at Berne Furniture as a upholster and was a lifelong farmer in Adams County. He loved fishing and mushroom hunting. He was a lifelong supporter of the Adams County 4-H.
He is survived by his wife of Berne; two daughters, Becky Jackson; and Julie (Joe) Adams, both of Berne; sister, Claudette (Fred) Stauffer of Berne; three grandchildren, Elizabeth (Brandon) Fruechte; Matthew (Jesica) Adams; and Christopher (Alyssa) Adams; and eight great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his son, Dan Nagel; and brother, Charles K. Nagel.
Visitation will be one and a half hours prior to the 2:30 p.m. funeral service on Sunday, January 26 at First Mennonite Church in Berne. Officiating will be Pastor Jeff Linthicum and Pastor Jim Schwartz.
Memorials may be made to MDS (Mennonite Disaster Service), Mennonite Choral Society or Swiss Village Samaritan Fund.     
Arrangements provided by Zwick & Jahn Funeral Home, Yager-Kirchhofer Chapel in Berne. To sign the online guestbook, visit