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“Condolences to your family. Mr. Parker and his family lived in the same neighborhood when I was a child. Blessings to all of you. ”
1 of 3 | Posted by: Marley Anderson-Peters - IA

“Dar and I were so sorry to hear about your dad. We wish we could of been there for you all but we were in our hearts. Love you all ”
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STERLING- Richard Parker, 86, of Sterling, died Thursday evening, March 2, 2017 at his home.

Born December 7, 1930 in Kewaunee, Wisc., he was a son of Charles and Helen (Catton) Parker.

He married Rita Daniels on March 20, 1954 in Dixon.

He was employed at Northwestern Steel and Wire Company for many years until his retirement.

Surviving is his wife, Rita, of Sterling; his children, Richard Parker, Jr. of Rock Falls, Carl Parker of Rock Falls, Jeffrey Parker of Rock Falls, John (Wendy) Parker of Rock Falls, Michael Parker of Sterling, Deborah Hines of Rock Falls and Susan Parker of Sterling; 9 grandchildren and 13 great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, a son, a grandson and his siblings.

Graveside service will be Tuesday at 11 AM in Coloma Township Cemetery in Rock Falls. Visitation for friends and family will be from 9:30-10:30 AM at McDonald Funeral Home in Rock Falls. Arrangements are through McDonald Funeral Home in Rock Falls.