THE CITY REBORN FROM THE ASHES OF AMERICA'S MOST DISASTROUS FOREST FIRE
Guy D. Parker
Issue Date: October 3, 2012
Guy D. (Nick) Parker, 82, of Coleman passed away Friday, Sept. 28 at Bay Area Medical Center, Marinette.
The son of the late Guy M. and Laura M. (Fenton) Parker was born on July 26, 1930 in Tower Hills, Ill.
He served in Germany with the United States Army during the Korean Conflict for two years. He married Joyce Rivet on Feb. 6, 1951 at the former St. John Catholic Church, Coleman. The couple lived in Milwaukee where he attended an electronics school. He drove semi for Chadwick Mfg. Company and also worked for Karuhns Service Station both in Coleman prior to starting his own business as Parker Radio & TV Service. He was a member of the Kalbes-Seewald American Legion Post #280 of Coleman, former member of the Coleman Businessman Association and a member of St. Anne Catholic Church, Coleman.
Surviving are his wife of 61 years, Joyce; three children, Nancy (Pete) Hutchinson of Pound and Roger Parker and Laura (John) Duca, both of Coleman; five grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; a brother, Louie (Ruth) Parker of Crown Point, Ind. and two sisters, Janet (Karl) Cerny of Big Flats and Linda (Jim) Rhode of Milwaukee.
Besides his parents, he was preceded in death by a brother, Robert and four sisters, Evelyn, Shirley, Carol and Pat.
Relatives and friends called on Monday, Oct. 1 at St. Anne Catholic Church, Coleman from 9 a.m. until the Mass of Christian Burial at 11 a.m. Fr. Robert Karuhn officiated and burial was in St. John Catholic Cemetery, Coleman with graveside military rites by the Coleman American Legion & VFW. Rhodes-Charapata Funeral Home, Coleman assisted the family.