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Star Press; April 19, 2006

Glenn Simon Parr

­Glenn Simon Parr, 71, died Monday, April 10, 2006 at St. Luke's Hospital in Cedar Rapids following a brief illness.

A Funeral mass was held Monday, April 17, 2006 at St. John's Catholic Church in Blairstown with Father Keith L. Birch as Celebrant. Interment was held at Pleasant Hill Cemetery in Blairstown with Graveside Military Rites conducted by M. J. Kirby American Legion Post 170 of Blairstown.

Glenn Parr was born April 14, 1934 at Blairstown to Simon and Vera (Schmuecker) Parr and graduated from the Blairstown High School in 1952. He served his nation in Germany in the U.S. Army from 1957 to 1959. On April 25, 1962 he married Janet Elenz at Manchester, Iowa. Glenn farmed in the Van Horne and Blairstown area and was also employed at a Bus Driver for the Benton Community School District for thirty years. He was a member of St. John's Catholic Church in Blairstown and the V.F.W. Post 788 of Cedar Rapids.

He is survived by his wife, Janet of Blairstown; his son, Jeff (Marlene) Parr of Van Horne; his daughters, June (Daniel) Schrader of Van Horne and Joyce (Aaron) Pealer of Solon; seven grandchildren, Sarah, Lisa, and Joel Parr, Patrick and Nicholas Schrader, and Jesse and Lexi Pealer; and his sister, Lois (Ed) Ternes of Newhall.

Preceding him in death were his parents and three brothers, William, Jack and Harold Parr.

{Submitter comment: family friend}
Submitted on Apr 25, 2006 by
John Oberreuter,

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