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Daniel Parmenter Obituary


We invite you to share condolences for Daniel Parmenter, 20, of Westchester, Illinois, who was killed in the Northern Illinois University shooting in DeKalb, Illinois, on February 14, 2008.

Daniel "Danny" Parmenter was the kind of person who was always helping others out. He was always offering people rides to class, helping friends with homework or doing community service, said Pi Kappa Alpha chapter president Jason Garcia.

The 20-year-old sophomore from Westchester was studying finance at NIU, and sold ads for the campus newspaper. The paper's adviser, Maria Krull, described him as a "gentle giant."

The last time she saw him, he was stretched out on "an old beat-up couch" in the newspaper's offices. She teased him about having his feet on the furniture. "I said, 'Danny, you know better than that.'"

"The thing about Danny was, if he was in the office and I needed something done, I just had to mention it to him and he would do it," Krull said. "I knew I didn't have to worry."


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Published in Chicago Tribune on February 17, 2008
Daniel L. Parmenter, age 20, suddenly, of Westchester, formerly of Elmhurst. Beloved son of Gary Parmenter and Linda (Robert) Greer; devoted brother of Kristen Parmenter; dearest grandson of... Read Obituary
Published in Central Cook Suburban Life on February 18, 2008
Daniel L. Parmenter, age 20, suddenly, of Westchester, formerly of Elmhurst. Beloved son of Gary Parmenter & Linda (Robert) Greer; devoted brother of Kristen Parmenter; dearest grandson of... Read Obituary

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