John Parker Obituary

John C. Parker

May 28, 1933 - July 28, 2003
Resided in Appleton, WI
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Age 70, was unexpectedly taken to his Heavenly Home on Monday, July 28, 2003, at Appleton Medical Center. John was born on May 28, 1933, in Appleton to the late Earl and Verona (Priebe) Parker. He married Lorraine Otto on October 5, 1957, in Caledonia, Wisconsin. John was a loving husband, father and grandfather. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and especially the time spent with his grandchildren. John was employed by Parker Construction, and later at Fox Valley Construction and Snowden Construction, retiring in 1997. He proudly served his country in the United States Air Force and was a member of the Johnston-Blessman Post #38 of the American Legion. Survivors include his wife of 45 years, Lorraine; his daughter, Patti (Michael) Van Fossen, Appleton; his son, Chris Parker, Appleton (special friend, Cindy McCarthy); his daughter, Susan (Joseph) Van Rooy, Appleton; his grandchildren, Amy and Tyler Van Fossen, Ashley and Michael Parker, Alex and Ryan Van Rooy; his sister, Ann Endter, Appleton; his brother, James Parker, Black Creek; his mother-in-law, Myrtle Otto, Appleton; his sisters-in-law, Marianne Ruechel, Green Bay and Lorraine Ziegler, Appleton; his brother-in-law, Vern (Dorothy) Otto, Arizona; his sister-in-law, Loretta Jaeckels, Atlanta, Georgia; many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his sisters, Faye Breuer and Eunice Slattery, and his brothers Eugene and Gerald Parker. Funeral services will be at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, July 31, 2003, at MT. OLIVE EV. LUTHERAN CHURCH, 930 East Florida Avenue, Appleton, with Rev. Robert Raasch officiating. Interment will be in Highland Memorial Park, Appleton. Friends may call directly at the church on Thursday from 9:30 a.m. until the time of services. A memorial has been established in John(TM)s name.
537 North Superior Street
Appleton 920-739-1231

Dad and Grandpa,
Not a day will go by that we won(TM)t think about you and miss you. We each have had our own special times and happy memories of you that we will cherish forever. The look in your eyes and smile on your face showed all of us how much you loved your family. It will never be the same without you here in our lives but we all know you would want us to go on and be happy. That is what will help us get through this very sad time. You will always be with us in our hearts until we are together again in heaven. We will love you forever Dad and Grandpa John.
Patti, Chris, Sue, Ashley, Michael, Amy, Tyler, Alex and Ryan



Mt. Olive Lutheran Church
930 East Florida Avenue
Appleton, WI US
Thursday, July 31, 2003
9:30 AM - 11:00 AM
Mount Olive Ev. Lutheran Church
930 East Florida Avenue
Appleton, WI US
Thursday, July 31, 2003
11:00 AM
Highland Memorial Park
3131 North Richmond Street
Appleton, WI 54911