Mikahla K. Conrad, 22, of Columbus and formerly of Marblehead, passed away Friday, Sept. 10, in Columbus. She was born Jan. 27, 1999, in Sandusky, the daughter of Kory and Wendy (Trumbull) Conrad. Mikahla is a 2017 graduate of Danbury High School and 2021 graduate of the University of Findlay, receiving her bachelor of science degree in environmental, safety and occupational health management, minor in sustainability. She currently was a Safety Officer for OhioHealth Doctors Hospital in Columbus. Mikahla volunteered at the Columbus Humane Society. She enjoyed playing with her beloved cat, Darcy, and dogs, Covi and Jack. She loved reading, a good cup of tea, and tending to her many plants. She was happiest when gathered with family and friends; her heart rejoiced in the moments of laughter created while playing cards and board games. Mikahla had a passion for environmental preservation and safety. She was committed to make this her life’s work and she was proud of her journey. Her adventurous soul found sanctuary in the outdoors; along running trails, exploring parks, kayaking, any activity that provided her the freedom to soak in nature’s beauty. Her kind spirit and open heart welcomed friendships of all ages. Mikahla simply enjoyed meeting and learning from people, just as they were, and she had an amazing ability to connect in special ways. As she welcomed you into her world, you quickly felt her kindred soul, her love, her acceptance and you became her family.
Surviving are her parents Kory and Wendy Conrad; brother: Kaden Conrad of Marblehead; grandparents: Patti Conrad of Catawba Island, Kay Trumbull of Milton Center; aunt: Cheryl Trumbull of Milton Center, uncle: Robby Trumbull of Deshler; uncle and aunt: Kerry and Amy Conrad of Risingsun. She was preceded in death by her brother: Francis Ryan Conrad; sister: Kyra L. Conrad; grandfathers: Francis Conrad and Larry Trumbull.
Visitation was held Thursday, Sept. 16, at Neidecker, Crosser & Priesman Funeral Home & Cremation Service, Peninsula Chapel, 7755 E. Harbor Rd. Lakeside-Marblehead. A Funeral Mass was conducted Friday, Sept. 17, at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 822 Barclay St., Marblehead. Interment followed in Sackett Cemetery, Danbury Township. To honor Mikahla’s commitment to health and safety, face masks are requested at all services. In lieu of flowers, consider planting a tree or ‘adopting’ a house plant for your home. Memorial contributions may be given to: Humane Society of the donor’s choice, University of Findlay ESOH program, St. Joseph Catholic Parish or Kyra’s Miracle Scholarship Fund. Online condolences may be shared with the family at www.neideckercrosserpriesman.com.