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Parma, Charles L.

Charles L. Parma, age 94, of Green Bay, loving husband, brother, father, grandfather and friend passed away peacefully on Tuesday, September 24, 2013. He was born in Kewaunee on June 13, 1919, son of the late Charles W. and Frances (Uhlers) Parma. On September 14, 1946, Charles was united in marriage to Helen Glaser in Luxemburg. Charles worked as a carpenter for A.J. Despins & Sons Construction Company retiring in 1980. Charlie loved life, enjoying polka dancing, bowling, golfing with his sons, and spending time with family and friends while drinking coffee and/or beer, never one to leave a party until the end. He loved getting together with his buddies for toast and coffee at Skip's Place, lunch at the Golden Basket, and volunteering his time at St. Joe's church and school. He served in the Army in WWII, meeting and marrying Helen, the love of his life when he came home.

Charles is survived by his wife, Helen; their six children, Cheryl (Gary) Thompson, Glenn (Barb), Wayne (Carol), Gary (Pam), Joan (Mike) Klinkner, and Chuck (Lynn Hass). He is further survived by 14 grandchildren, 38 great-grandchildren, four great-great grandchildren, two brothers and two sisters as well as nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by one brother.

Visitation for Charles will be held on Sunday, September 29, 2013 from 3:00 pm until 6:00 pm at Lyndahl Funeral Home, 1350 Lombardi Avenue. Visitation will continue at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 1224 12th Avenue on Monday, September 30, 2013 from 10:00 am until the Mass of Christian Burial at 11:00 am with Fr. Ryan Krueger officiating. Entombment will take place at Allouez Catholic Mausoleum.

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The family would like to extend their gratitude to the staff at Harmony Living Center and Heartland Hospice for the good humor and loving care they provided for their father.



Published in Green Bay Press-Gazette from Sept. 27 to Sept. 29, 2013
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