William Parker Obituary

William "Bud" Wayne Parker

May 21, 1935 - April 14, 2013
Resided in Burlington, IA
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William "Bud" Wayne Parker, 77, of Burlington, died at 2:45 AM Sunday, April 14, 2013, at his home in Burlington.

Born May 21, 1935, in Industry, IL, he was the son of William H. and Ruth Alleyne James Parker. On August 26, 1962, he married Mary A. Palmer in Burlington.

Bud worked for the Iowa Army Ammunitions Plant from 1966 to 2000, he also co-owned Parker Cycle Sales.

He graduated from Industry High School in 1954.

He was a U.S. Army Veteran, serving from 1958 until 1960.

He was a member of the American Motorcycle Association and raced motorcycles. He enjoyed tinkering with anything mechanical, welding, and coon and fox hunting. He also collected old tractors. He loved children.

Survivors include his wife, Mary; two sons, Kevin (Kimberly) Parker of Kill Devil Hills, North Carolina and Tony (Amy) Parker of Burlington; one daughter, Belinda Parker of Burlington; six grandchildren, Kirstie, Brady, Tyler, Justin, Jesse, and Erica; one great-grandson, Ayden; one sister, Sue Woodside of Littleton, IL; and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers, Robert Parker and Ben Parker.

Visitation will be from 8:00 AM until 7:00 PM with the family to receive friends from 5:00 PM until 7:00 PM Thursday, April 18, 2013 at Thielen Funeral Home.

The funeral service for Mr. Parker will be 10:30 AM Friday, April 19, 2013, at Thielen Funeral Home with Pastor Larry Mumma officiating. Burial will be in Aspen Grove Cemetery.

In lieu of flowers, memorials have been established for the American Cancer Society, Great River Hospice, and Pinhook Park in Industry.
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Funeral Home
Thielen Funeral Home
3940 Division St.
Burlington, IA United States 52601
Thielen Funeral Home
3940 Division Street
Burlington, IA 52601 52601
Thursday, April 18, 2013
8:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Funeral Service
Thielen Funeral Home
3940 Division Street
Burlington, IA United States of America 52601
Friday, April 19, 2013
10:30 AM
Aspen Grove Cemetery
2043 Sunnyside Avenue
Burlington, IA United States 52601
Friday, April 19, 2013
Family Receiving Friends
Thielen Funeral Home
3940 Division Street
Burlington, IA United States of America 52601
Thursday, April 18, 2013
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM


American Cancer Society
1599 Clifton Rd NE
Atlanta, GA 30329
Founded in 1913, the American Cancer Society(ACS) consists of more than two million volunteers and staff collaborating with nearly 18 million cancer survivors, their families and supporting donors united nationwide to conquer cancer. To accomplish its mission, the ACS collaborates with other voluntary health agencies, community-based organizations, business leaders, legislators, and educators at the national and grassroots levels to identify and address nationwide and local cancer issues through education, patient service, research and advocacy programs.
Great River Hospice
1306 South Washington Road
West Burlington, IA 52655
Pinhook Park in Industry