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June 29, 1927 – Thursday, March 10, 2011

Service Information
Onamia Vet’s Club
Saturday, April 16, 2011
11:00 A.M. until 2:00 P.M.

Visitation Information

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

4 Guestbook Entries

  1. Laura Bellanger Therriault

    I am sorry to hear about your loss. It’s funny how we lose touch with those we once knew in our lives. When I saw his obituary, it brought back memories of my mom (Dolly Hart Bellanger), my dad Clem, my sisters Viola, Marcie and Wanda and I, going to Onamia on the weekends to visit with “Shotgun”. Wasn’t he also called “Eddo”? Those days were so fun! Again, my sincere condolences go out to the Parker family on your loss.

  2. Wanda Bellanger

    To the family of Shotgun – Am sorry to hear about his passing. We will try to make it to the services and am looking forward to connecting with family members again. Wanda Bellanger & Family

  3. Val and DeWayne

    Jean and family,
    We were so sad to hear of Bill’s passing. We enjoyed the time we spent visiting with the two of you. He was a very wonderful man, as you know. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
    Your old neighbors from Onamia, Val and DeWayne Smith

  4. Richard & Glenda Flier

    My most favorite uncle Eddo. I’ve never known a man that was more loved by family and liked by everyone whose life he touched. What a privledge to have been part of his life and an honor to share his bloodline. I imagine all those waiting for him when Heaven’s gates opened and welcomed him home. We will miss him now, and remember him often, but be assured we will see his smiling face again. Glenda & Richard


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