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Robert John Park, 1952-2004


Posted By: Connie K. Hanson (email)
Date: 6/17/2014 at 23:06:59

Robert John Park, the son of Donald C. and Margaret E. (Simpson) Park, was born Sept. 6, 1952, in Estherville, IA, and departed this life on Fri., June 18, 2004, at the Avera Holy Family Hospital in Estherville, IA, after a short battle with cancer, at the age of 51 years.

Bob's family lived and farmed in the High Lake area before moving to Graettinger in 1966. He received his education in the Graettinger schools and graduated from Graettinger High School in 1970. He then attended Iowa Lakes Community College in Emmetsburg.

On Apr. 7, 1979, he was united in marriage to Ida Marie Whitacre in Estherville. After their marriage, the couple made their home in Estherville, where Bob has been employed by the City of Estherville since 1978. Bob was an avid hunter, enjoyed bowling, sports and drag racing.

Bob is survived by his wife, Marie Park; two sons, Rob Jr. and Erik Park; mother-in-law, Ethel Whitacre all of Estherville; brothers and sisters-in-law, Lavon Park of Graettinger; Chuck and Cathy Whitacre; Jeff and Lynn Whitacre all of Estherville; Becki and Mark Guritz of Spirit Lake, IA, and several nieces and nephews.

He has been preceded in death by his parents; two brothers, Gary and James; father-in-law, Charles Whitacre and sister-in-law, Carol Wicks.

Interment: High Lake Cemetery, rural Wallingford, IA

(Henry-Olson-Fuhrman Funeral Homes)


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