Dean was a graduate of St. Mary’s Grade School and Althoff Catholic High School, Belleville, IL. He went on to welding school and was currently working in the automotive industry as a warranty writer. He loved his family and loved life, always quick to find the humor in any situation. His big heart and laughter will be dearly missed.
He was preceded in death by his sister, Ann Marie, in infancy; and a nephew, Matthew.
Surviving are parents, Donald F. and Gladys A., nee Weidemann, Parker, of Swansea, IL;
ten siblings, Donald J. (Kari) Parker of Thousand Oaks, CA,
and their children, Adam, Jennifer, and Daniel;
David M. Parker of Studio City, CA;
Daniel L. (Sharon) Parker of North Little Rock, AR,
and their children, Brittany, Haley, Mallory, and Matt (Kristi),
and their children, Barrett and Brinkley;
Mary A. Barger of Belleville, IL,
and her children, Ann, Dan, and Charlotte
Linda A. (Tom) Quiros of Belleville, IL,
and their children, Thomas, Michael, and Andrew;
Dennis E. (Julie) Parker of Swansea, IL,
and their children, Wyatt, Donovan, Evan, and Sydney;
Joyce A. (Brian) Michel of Glen Ellyn, IL,
and their children, Jessica, Parker, and Sean;
Beverly A. Parker of O’Fallon, IL,
and her children, Audrey, Natalie, and Emily;
Derek D. (Rosa) Parker of Glendora, CA,
and their children, Karina, Ryan, Hannah, and Bianca; and
Dale S. (Melissa) Parker of Belleville, IL,
and their children, Auggie, Dash, and Rhett;
and numerous aunts, uncles, and cousins.
Memorials may be made to The American Diabetes Association or to the Stella Wagner Educational Endowment Fund at St. Mary’s Catholic Church. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.rennerfh.com.
Visitation: Friends may visit with the family from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday, December 8, 2016, at George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Belleville, IL, and from 9 to 10 a.m. Friday, December 9, 2016, at St. Mary Catholic Church, Belleville, IL.
Funeral: A Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10 a.m. Friday, December 9, 2016, at St. Mary Catholic Church, Belleville, IL, with Fr. Christopher Anyanwu and Msgr. Jack McEvilly concelebrating.
May our beloved cousin know peace and may all of his family be comforted by the grace of God. Our sincere sympathy and love to all. Bless you at this time and always. Memories fill my heart.
Ellen and Joseph McGee, Columbia, Illinois, 62236
My deepest sympathy to the family of Dean. I remember him well and especially remember him as such a pleasant young man growing up.
Gary Schneider, Springfield, IL, 62711
To Mary: My sympathy to you and the Parker family on the loss of your brother Dean. He was a Glenview neighbor for several years.
Nancy Ryan Macklin
5 Glenview Drive
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Dear Parker Family,
This is Diane Weidemann Lamborn. I am so sorry Aunt Gladys and Uncle Don for your loss. It is sad and heartbreaking. Your family is in my prayers.
Diane Marie Lamborn, Laramie, WY, 82070
Our deepest sympathy. May your memories bring you comfort. Our thoughts are with you and your family.
Susan Bauer Kutterer, Waterloo, IL, 62298
Praying for you and your family during this difficult time. Dean was a wonderful, caring and funny guy and will be missed!