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Conrad G. Flohr

Dec 5, 2012 - Staff

Conrad G. Flohr, of Riverton, died Saturday, Dec. 1, 2012, at Riverton Memorial Hospital with his wife, Mary, by his side. He was 69 years old.

A memorial service will be at 2 p.m. Friday, Dec. 7, at United Presbyterian Church with the Rev. Linda Norris officiating. Interment of cremated remains will be at a later date in Kimball, Neb.

Conrad Flohr was born Sept. 1, 1943, in Kimball, Neb., the fifth child of Henry and Lydia (Shaub) Flohr.

He graduated from Kimball County High School in 1961, and after attending college briefly, he enlisted in the U.S. Army in 1963, performing basic training at Fort Leonard Wood, Mo., where he was trained as a field communication wireman and forward observer.

Before basic training, he had a summer job as a bank bookkeeper, which he enjoyed tremendously. That job would lead to a 40-year career in banking, where he ascended through the ranks, performing every job in bank operations from bookkeeper to senior vice president of operations.

He loved to mentor staff and was an innovator in new technology as it became available to the financial services industry, accomplished through his positions as a Sterring Committee member for Modern Computer Systems in Minneapolis, and as Wyoming State Director of the Bank Administration Institute.

Many will remember Mr. Flohr as the long-serving senior operations officer and regulatory liaison for the Wyoming National Bank of Gillette. Though running the bank required long hours, he still found time to serve the community as an officer and director the Kiwanis Club and as treasurer of the United Way of Gillette. Throughout his career, he also had similar positions at banks in Nebraska, California and Arizona. He returned to Wyoming in 1989, as senior vice president and cashier at the Riverton State Bank. He retired in 2001, after the successful sale of the bank to an out-of-state interest.

Upon retiring from banking, he had positions as deputy city clerk for the City of Riverton and admissions cashier at Central Wyoming College improving results at both entities with his regulatory knowledge and sound financial operation skills.

His family said he enjoyed fishing, gardening and backyard over-the-fence conversations with many of his neighbors who may also remember seeing him washing his cars outdoors in mid-January Wyoming weather.

He also enjoyed music from the '50s and '60s by artists such as Bobby Darin, Patsy Cline and Brenda Lee. His favorite song was Bobby Darin's, "Beyond the Sea."

He is survived by his wife, Mary Flohr of Riverton; niece Kristy and her husband Skip Dunfee of Red Feather Lakes, Colo.; brother Jack Flohr and his wife Shirley of Sidney, Neb.; nephew Jay Flohr of Sidney, Neb.; sister Jane Bitz of Council Bluffs, Iowa; grandnephew Dustin Reed of Casper; and nephew Rikki Flohr and his wife Deb of Apple Valley, Minn.

He was preceded in death by his parents; sister Cleo Reed and her husband Glenn; nephew Glenn Reed Jr.; and brother Richard Flohr.

In lieu of flowers, the family asks that donations be made to Brent's Place, Aurora, Colo., or University of Colorado Anschutz Cancer Pavilion, Aurora, Colo., in care of Davis Funeral Home.

Arrangements are under the direction of the Davis Funeral Home of Riverton. Online condolences may be left at www.thedavisfuneralhome.com.

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