Della Marie Conradi of Coralville died Aug. 12, 2019, at her home. Celebration of Life will be held at 11 a.m. Aug. 21. Open visitation will be held at 10:30 a.m. with services and lunch to follow. Internment will be held at a later date in Glendale Cemetery in Des Moines. Memorials may be made to Systems Unlimited, Inc. for the camp and art funds. Online condolences may be sent to her family through the web at www.gayandciha.com.
Della Marie Conradi, was born Aug. 22, 1960, to Patsy Byrd and Arthur Donald Conradi in Iowa City. At age 6 she was institutionalized at Glenwood Resource Center. Della attended University of Iowa Hospital Schools and graduated from West High School in Iowa City.
Della is survived by her guardian, Janet R. Knock (Karl), and their children Joel Lown (Jessica) and Zachary Schaefer (Emily Rhodes); her caretakers at Systems Unlimited, Inc., caretakers at Glenwood Resource Center, family in Mississippi.
Della was preceded in death by her father Arthur Donald Conradi and mother Patsy Carolyn Bailey Byrd, step-father G.W. Byrd Sr., brothers: Bobby and Joe Conradi, John Calvin Pierce and Tommy Eugene Pierce.