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Burton "Dale" Parkins


Posted By: Treva Patterson (email)
Date: 3/23/2006 at 11:37:38

Winterset Madisonian
December 12, 1990

Burton "Dale" Parkins, Van Meter

Services for Burton "Dale" Parkins, 66, of Van Meter, who died of cancer December 5 at Iowa Methodist Medical Center in Des Moines, were held Friday at Southtown Funeral Home Chapel in Des Moines. Burial was in North McDonald Cemetery near Winterset.

Mr. Parkins was born in Winterset and returned to the area in 1983 after living in Michigan. He also formerly lived in Urbandale. He retired as an International representative of the United Auto Workers Union, writing and teaching health and safety programs. He was also a union member and past local president in Des Moines, a former state labor commissioner and a member of the Methodist Church and Kiwanis Club.

Surviving are his wife, Shirley; a son, Tom and a daughter, Susan Barber, both of Des Moines; and six grandchildren.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Winterset Public Library.


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