Conrad Max Cisneros, 80, of Walsenburg, CO entered into rest September 19, 2009 in Pueblo, CO. He was born February 8, 1929 in Pass Creek, CO. Preceded in death by his parents Melaquias and Eloyda Cisneros; son, Anthony Cisneros; brother, Orlando Cisneros. Conrad is survived by his wife Dolores Martinez; the mother of his children, Florence Cisneros and children SSG Lawrence Cisneros (Vickie Wright), Geri (Fred) Rodriguez, Richard (Rose) Cisneros, Max Cisneros, Donald Cisneros, Cleo (Ron) Sandoval, Carolyn (John) Fischer, Tim Cisneros (Kenna Rodriguez), daughter-in-law Linda Cisneros, 24 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren. Conrad is also survived by siblings: Joe (Jean) Cisneros, Paul Cisneros, Roger (Emma) Cisneros, Max (Nora) Cisneros, Emma Montoya, Ralph Cisneros, Lorraine (Orlando) Guerra, sister-in-law Alice Cisneros and many cousins, nieces and nephews.
Conrad served his country in the US Army from 1948 to 1952 earning the rank of Corporal. While in the military, Conrad was stationed overseas in post war Germany. After the military, Conrad returned to the family homestead ranch in Pass Creek. The family ranching business included many entrepreneurial businesses such as a saw mill. In 1953, Conrad, his father Max and brother Roger expanded the saw mill into a full time enterprise. In 1976, the saw mill was closed and Conrad went to work for various road construction companies including Walsenburg Sand and Gravel where he worked for over 20 years until June of 2009.
Conrad enjoyed hunting, fishing and watching the Broncos and Rockies. His passion in life was the family homestead ranch where he was born, and will enter into rest next to his son Anthony. Conrad was the patriarch (Chief) of a large family, each of whom he loved in his own special way and each of whom loved and will truly miss him. Conrad will be truly missed by his brother and best friend Roger Cisneros.
A Rosary will be held Friday, Sept 25, 2009 at 7: 00 pm at St. Mary Church in Walsenburg. Funeral on Sat, Sept 26, 2009 at 1 pm at Sacred Heart Church in Gardner, CO, followed by burial at Cisneros Cemetery in Pass Creek, CO.