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Parker, Jeanne R. 1958 - 1983


Posted By: Doris Hoffman, Volunteer (email)
Date: 6/13/2011 at 10:38:00

Mrs. Joseph (Jeanne) Parker

Mrs. Joseph W. (Jeanne) Parker, 25, route 1, Akron, died Saturday (Oct. 1, 1983) in a hospital at Rochester, Minn., after a long illness.

Services were held Tuesday, Oct. 4 at 10 a.m. in St. Joseph Catholic church in Ellendale, rural Merrill. The Rev. Dennis L. Sefcik officiated. Burial was in the church cemetery under direction of the Meyer Brothers Colonial Chapel in Sioux City. The rosary was recited at 8 p.m. Monday in the funeral home with Monsignor Richard V. Sweeney, pastor of the Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church, Sioux. City, officiating.

Active pallbearers were Daniel Boyle, Michael Mahnke, Leonard (Wes) Parker, Christopher McGinty, Greg Morrison and Eric Morrison.

Honorary pallbearers were her husband's service friends, Charles Parish, Tony Patschull, Chris Corbin, Jake Jacobs, Larry Hall and Richard Rooke.

Mrs. Parker, the former Jeanne R. Pridie, was born June 30,1958 in Sioux City. She graduated from Akron Community High School in 1976 and Mount Marty college, Yankton, in 1980. She taught school at St. Michael's Grade School in South Sioux City for two years. , She married Joseph W. Parker Nov. 13,1982, in the army chapel in Miesau, Germany. She was a secretary at the education center army depot in Miesau. She also taught CCD classes at St. Michael's and in Germany. She was director of the choirs at St. Joseph Catholic church in Ellendale, St. Michael's Catholic church in South Sioux City, Sacred Heart Catholic Church and Mount Marty in Yankton, and the army chapel in Miesau. Mrs. Parker was active in 4-H, was an eucharistic minister at Tyndall, S.D. and was president of the Military Council of Catholic Women in Miesau.

Survivors include her husband, Joseph; her parents, Mr. and- Mrs. Robert D. Pridie, Akron; three brothers, Robert J. and Eugene, both at home and Patrick, Rapid City, S.D.; six sisters, Joanne, Wichita, Kan., Mrs. Charles (Janelle) Dewey, Westfield; Jennifer, Vermillion, and Jacqueline, Joyce, and Jodi, all at home; her maternal grandmother, Mrs. Eileen Vondrak, Le Mars, and paternal grandmother, Mrs. C. E. Pridie, Hinton.

Akron Register Tribune
Thursday, October 6, 1983
Akron, Iowa


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