Warren Parker

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Warren ParkerWarren H. Parker, age 97 of Revere, Minnesota, passed away Thursday, February 22, 2018 at his home in Revere.  Memorial Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, February 27, 2018 at the United Methodist Church in Lamberton.  Visitation will be 4:00-7:00 p.m. Monday, February 26 at the Walnut Grove Funeral Home.  Visitation will continue one hour prior to the service at church on Tuesday.  Interment will be in the Lamberton Cemetery at a later date.  Stephens Funeral Service – Walnut Grove Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.

Warren H. Parker was born November 23, 1920 to Charles and Gertrude (Small) Parker in Becker, Minnesota.  He was baptized at the Church of Christ in Lamberton at the age of thirteen.  He attended school at District 77.  Warren served in the U.S. Army, 211 M.P. Company as Corporal from 1942-1945 in the Pacific Theater.  Warren farmed following his honorable discharge from the service.  On December 3, 1946, Warren was united in marriage to Ollie Blegen.  He then worked on the railroad, drove cream truck, egg truck, and bought a tiling machine with his father-in-law Ole Blegen in 1952.  Warren was still tiling at age 89.  He loved tiling so it was not work to him.  He helped his son Scott filling ditch when he could, and even operated a dozer at 96 years old.  Warren loved his church, enjoyed visiting with people, and loved it when the grand and great-grandchildren came and stayed.  Grandpa loved to give them rides on his Can-Am.  Warren loved to eat lutefisk, and always left everyone saying, “Remember Jesus.”  He served on the city council, church board, and was a Legion member.  He loved making big boy toys in his shop.  He also loved woodworking and made scale model stagecoaches and horses, wooden airplanes, and decorating the house with the pieces he made.

Warren is survived by his wife Ollie “Norsk” Parker of Revere; children: Scott (Lee) of Revere, Curt (Kellie) of Lathrop, MO, Todd of Lathrop, MO, and Jay (Christine) of Nicollet, MN; 9 grandchildren: Shane (Michelle), Justin (Sarah), Nick (Kaycee), Trevor (Natasha), Charity (Patrick) Hatcher, Alisha Parker, Tanner, Tyler, and Noah Parker; 9 great-grandchildren: Austin, Riley, Millie, Mason, Kenzie, Maddie, Elle, Jonah, and Adelyn; many nieces; nephews; and friends.  He is preceded in death by his parents, and siblings: Donald, Orel, Lorraine, Maxine, Charles “Bud”, and Myron.

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  1. Terri Lynn Richardson says:

    Dearest Parker Family
    It saddens our hearts to hear of Warrens passing, but, just like Daddy…..they have beat us to heaven.
    May you feel the strength of our heavenly father during your time of grief and sadness.
    Your family has always meant the world to us and for your friendship we are very thankful.
    With our friendship and love,
    Audrey, Terri Lynn and Trent

  2. Kathy & Ron Robinson says:

    Our deepest sympathy to you Ollie and your dear family. So sorry for your great loss. You are in our thoughts and prayers. We are so blessed to know such a great family. So happy we got to visit and have supper with you and Warren a couple weeks ago. So sorry we cannot make it to the funeral. My knee replacement surgery is scheduled for Feb. 26th and will be staying overnight. Will get in touch with you at a later date. Love you

  3. Brenda Arndtson says:

    My sympathy goes out to the whole Parker family for your loss. Your in my thoughts and prayers.

  4. Kim and Lisa Thoma says:

    To the entire Parker family, love and prayers to you in this difficult time. Warren lived his whole life to be where he is now. God Bless you all and may this wonderful man rest in peace.

  5. Steve Nelson says:

    To Ollie, Scott, and the rest of the Parker family; You are in our thoughts and prayers with Warren’s passing. He was just a wonderful man. He first tiled for me when I started farming in 1974. He had such an infectious laugh and always a smile on his face. May he rest in peace.

  6. Jane & Art Grunden says:

    Ollie and Family we are so very sorry for your loss. Warren was a wonderful wonderful man and we so enjoyed his company when we were in the area. We loved listening to his stories. He will be missed by many.
    Jane & Art Grunden

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