Obit: Parkel, Mary "Mits" (1911 - 2006)

Contact:  Shari Hahn

Surnames: Parkel, Trempe, Podelsek, Dernovsek, Baird

----Sources: Marshfield News-Herald (Marshfield, Wood County, Wis.) June 7, 2006

Parkel, Mary 'Mits' (3 Dec. 1911 - 5 June 2006)

PLOVER -- Mary "Mits" Parkel, age 94, of 2650 Porter Road in Plover, entered eternal life June 5, 2006, surrounded by her family and under the care of Ministry Hospice Home Care.

Services for Mrs. Parkel will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, June 8, 2006, at St. Bronislava Catholic Church in Plover. The Rev. James Trempe will officiate. Burial Committal Services will be held at 4 p.m. at Holy Family Parish Cemetery in Willard.

Friends and family will gather to share memories from 4:30 p.m. to 7 p.m. today at the Shuda-Plover Family Funeral Home in Plover. A Bible Vigil will be prayed at 6 p.m. today at the funeral home. Friends and family may also gather from 9:30 a.m. to 10:15 a.m. Thursday at the church.

Memorials have been established in her name in lieu of flowers for Plover-Whiting Youth Athletic Association and Ministry Hospice Home Care.

Mrs. Parkel was born Dec. 3, 1911, in Witt, Ill., the daughter of Luka and Maria (Podelsek) Dernovsek. She graduated from Chippewa Falls High School. She married Frank J. Parkel Sept. 5, 1936, in Cornell. Mr. Parkel died in 1999. Together they owned and operated a dairy farm in Willard until retirement in 1964. At the age of 65 Mary earned her degree as a nursing assistant from Eau Claire Technical College, and began working at the Neillsville Nursing Home, until she moved to Plover in 1993.

She is survived by her daughter, Mary Ann Baird, Plover; her son Frank (Kathy) Parkel, Stoughton; five grandchildren, four great- grandsons,; four sisters and two brothers.

Online condolences may be sent to Shuda-Plover Family Funeral Home, 2400 Plover Road Plover, 715-344-2023, for directions.



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