Jerome Thomas PARKER
Age 79 Years, of Ham Lake, Minnesota Passed away peacefully on January 1, 2021. Preceded in death by his wife Ella, son Thomas Jerome, mother Margaret, stepfather James, father Patrick, sisters Patricia, Donna and Shirley. He is survived by his daughter Lisa (Randall), granddaughter Molly, sister Joyce (Ray), sisters-in-law, brothers-in-law, nieces, nephews and lifelong friends. Jerry was born on August 25, 1941 in Brainerd, Minnesota and was raised in St. Paul. He attended St. Pat's School, but learned his life's lessons on Rice Street's North End. He married Ella Mae, a young nurse, in 1966, and they had two children: Lisa and Tommy. Jerry worked as a contractor, but his true love was tending his garden, making his famous pickles and caring for all the neighborhood stray cats. He had a passion for muscle cars, fishing and being in the great outdoors and was fiercely independent. He was also an excellent cook and always had something to offer when you came for a visit. He was a generous and caring son, husband, father, grandfather and friend. He will be missed. Visitation at KOZLAK-RADULOVICH BLAINE CHAPEL (107th Ave. NE & Hwy. 65) Friday from 4-7 PM. Please RSVP for a time slot on the funeral home website. Private family funeral services at Church of St. Timothy. Interment Morningside Cemetery. www.kozlakradulovich.com 763-783-1100




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Published by Pioneer Press on Jan. 6, 2021.
MEMORIAL EVENTS
Jan
8
Visitation
4:00p.m. - 7:00p.m.
Kozlak-Radulovich Funeral Chapel
1385 107th Ave. NE, Blaine, MN 55434
Funeral services provided by:
Kozlak-Radulovich Funeral Chapel
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We´re so sorry for your loss. Jack & I will miss him terribly. He was a joy to be around. We can´t come to his visitation since Jack is on a wheelchair now & it´s difficult for him to get places. They shared many memories of their trips to Las Vegas.
Jack & Sharon meyer
January 9, 2021
Lisa, Molly and family: Jerry was a great guy, huge heart, so generous and a great cook and gardener! He was always so hospitable when all the gals would come down for saling! He welcomed us no matter how many, cooked for us and played great music! He was a Prince among men and we will miss him greatly. Our love and prayers to all of you!
Mike and Lorraine
January 8, 2021