Margaret A. Parks

Margaret A. Parks

October 28, 1932 – September 27, 2021

Margaret (Pawlak) Parks passed away Monday, September 27th.  She was born in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, on October 28, 1932.

She was a beloved mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother.  Marge was preceded in death by husband, Frank Parks; son, James Parks; daughter, Patricia Risavi; grandson, Aaron Parks; daughter-in-law; Nancy Parks, parents; Leo and Stella Pawlak; siblings: Leonard Pawlak, Jerome Pawlak, George Pawlak, Daniel Pawlak, Evelynn Goosens; and many other beloved family members.  Survived by daughters: Mary Petersen (Wade), Ann Winbolt (Tim), Maggie Dworak; sons: Gary Parks (Rela), Dave Parks (Teri Janousek), Richard Parks (Charlotte); 18 grandchildren: Scott Parks, Megan Koziol , Stacy Rosman, Amy Mach, Sarah Parks, Kevin Parks, Nathaniel Parks, Matt Parks, Josh Parks, Alexandria Labenz, Tricia Petersen, Julia Edwards, Jennifer Davis, Jillian Graybill, Mikayla Wilke, Mandi Sharpe, Brenin Winbolt and Kate Dworak; 26 great-grandchildren: Shelby and Chloe Rosman, Jacob and Riley Parks, Collin and Sean Rogers, Sophia Fox, Cooper Mach, Adam and Tessa Koziol, Keira, Kylie and James Parks, Sophie Parks and Dax, James Labenz, Ewan and Callum Edwards, Tanner Risavi, Chase and Scarlett Davis, Stella, Leo and Benny Graybill, Willow and Meadow Winbolt.

MASS OF CHRISTIAN BURIAL: Wednesday, October 6th at 10:30am at St. Thomas More Catholic Church, 4808 Grover Street.  Luncheon to follow at West Center Chapel, 7805 W. Center Road.  Interment: Calvary Cemetery.  Memorials are suggested to St. Thomas More Catholic Church or Catholic Charities.

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  • Corene Price Posted September 28, 2021 12:41 pm

    I send you our sincere sympathy at this difficult time. Bill and Corene Price

    • Gary Posted September 29, 2021 8:02 pm

      Corene and Bill thanks for your thoughts and prayers.

  • Fran O’Neill Posted September 29, 2021 10:18 am

    You probably have no idea who I am but I played bridge with Marge at Field Club. We joked that she was old enough to be my mother. We were naturals. We could almost read each others minds when playing cards. We both had more than a handfull of kids. I had seven and thirteen grands. My heart joins with yours in missing her. Fran O’Neill

    • Mary Posted September 29, 2021 3:21 pm

      Thank you Fran. Mom loved, loved , loved her bridge and all her bridge girlfriends.

  • Fran O’Neill Posted September 29, 2021 10:39 am

    We were friends. We both had lots of kids. We played bridge(WELL) together. I will so miss her.

  • Dave and Tamara Smith Posted September 29, 2021 7:56 pm

    We are so very sorry for the loss of your mother, grandmother, great grandmother, Hoping your wonderful memories will bring you such comfort as you enter into your grief journey. Sending all of you loving energy.

  • Kathie McGill Posted September 30, 2021 6:32 pm

    I bet she was an absolute gem knowing some of the family she raised! Our condolences to you, Gary, Rela, Dave, Wade, Mary, Jennifer and the Davis family and ALL of you. May God hold you close as you remember and miss her! Kathie & Scott McGill family

    • Gary Posted October 5, 2021 3:42 pm

      Kathy and Scott, thanks for your condolences on behalf of my brothers and sisters.

  • Barbara Lynn Flick Posted October 1, 2021 12:49 pm

    Marge had a huge smile and a generous nature.

  • Tim Pella Posted October 5, 2021 2:30 pm

    Sorry to hear of Marge’s passing. Condolences to your family from Southeast Iowa. I am Carol Ledzki’s newfound (in 2016) half-brother, and she has often mentioned her Aunt Marge fondly during our conversations. Sadly, I never had the opportunity to meet Marge.

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