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Richard Parker

March 16, 1922 February 7, 2015
Richard Parker
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Obituary for Richard Parker

Worthington, MN

      Richard “Cecil” Parker, age 92, died on Saturday, February 7, 2015, at the Sunset Hospice Cottage in Worthington, MN.

      He was born on March 16, 1922, in Utica, NE, the son of Edwin and Nora (Shirley) Parker. In 1936, he moved to Worthington, MN, with his mother and step father, Fred Gumbel. He enlisted in the United States Army and World War II broke out. He held many jobs with his latest position being a manager at Nobles County Coop. He enjoyed reading, fishing, and spending time with his family.

      Richard is survived by his loving wife, Leona; son, Jim Parker of Shakopee, MN; daughter, Mary Goebel of Worthington, MN; two grandchildren, Lori Truman and Jolene Tieben, and sister, Wilma Kilker. He was preceded in death by his parents and his first wife, Eldred.

      Funeral services will be held on Tuesday, February 10, 2015, at 10:30 a.m., at the Benson Funeral Home Chapel in Worthington, MN, with Pastor Jonah Beckermann officiating. Casket bearers will be Richard Kooistra, Woody Woodbury, Steve Thill, Vernon Uit de Flesch, Michael Pfannes, and David Pfannes. Honorary bearers will be Wes Kilker and Darren Kilker. Burial, with military honors, will be in the Worthington Cemetery.

      Visitation will be held on Tuesday, February 10, 2015, from 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., at the Benson Funeral Home in Worthington.


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