June 29, 1927 – Thursday, March 10, 2011
Onamia Vet’s Club
Saturday, April 16, 2011
11:00 A.M. until 2:00 P.M.
William G. “Shotgun” Parker Sr., of Montrose, Minnesota passed away Thursday, March 10, 2011 at the age of 83 at The Buffalo Hospital in Buffalo, Minnesota surrounded by his loving family.
He was born on June 29, 1927 to William & Emma (Hart) Parker of Red Lake, Minnesota. Bill was a member of The Red Lake Band of Ojibwa.
Best known as “Shotgun”, Bill was preceded in death by his parents, three sisters and by a brother.
He is survived by his loving wife Jean of fifty one years; children: Bill Jr. of Montrose, Doug (Bonnie) of Onamia, Peggy Monchamp of Osakis and Earl (Diane) Monchamp of Plymouth; a sister: Marion Parker of Stillwater; nine grandchildren; eleven great grandchildren; numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
Bill served in The United States Army during WWII. After being honorably discharged in 1947, he resided in Michigan City, Indiana where he married Jean Brown Monchamp on December 12, 1959.
In 1967, they moved to Onamia where he worked at the Onamia Lumberyard for eighteen years. After retiring, Bill & Jean moved to Buffalo, Minnesota and recently to Montrose.
He was a life time member of V.F.W.
# 955 and also belonged to American Legion Post #395.
A Memorial Gathering for William “Shotgun” Parker Sr. will be on Saturday, April 16th at The Onamia Vet’s Club from 11:00 A.M. till 2:00 P.M.
The Peterson Chapel in Buffalo, Minnesota served the family. Online condolences may be made to www.thepetersonchapel.com