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Oran Junior Parks

October 18, 2017
Toledo Chronicle, Tama News-Herald

Oran Junior Parks, 84, of Tama, passed away Tuesday, October 17, 2017 at the Iowa River Hospice Home in Marshalltown. Funeral Services will be held Monday, October 23, 2017 at 1:00 PM at Kruse-Phillips Funeral Home in Tama with Chaplain Harlan Nuss officiating. Interment will follow at Oak Hill Cemetery in Tama. Visitation will be held Monday, October 23, 2017 from 12 noon - 1 PM at Kruse-Phillips Funeral Home in Tama.

Oran was born on March 7, 1933, in rural Tama, Iowa, the son of Oran E. and Mabelle (Schafer) Parks.

He served his country in the US Marine Corps during the Korean Conflict.

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Oran Junior Parks

On August 18, 1973, Oran was united in marriage to Marlys "Molly" Walls in Las Vegas, Nevada. He farmed and also worked at the Tama Post Office as a rural route carrier until his retirement. Oran was a member of the Tama American Legion, VFW, and Fraternal Order of Eagles. He loved being outdoors and enjoyed fishing, hunting, and caring for his yard.

Survivors include two daughters, Terri Lynn (Barry) Papesh of Tama and Joni Parks of Crossville, TN; three stepchildren, Pam (Ron) Horbach of Garland, TX, Steve (Theresa) Slagle of Toledo, and Jeff (Ronee) Slagle of Tama; two grandchildren, Clinton Papesh and Polly Papesh; one great-granddaughter, Jordynn Papesh; one sister, JoAnn McBride of Toledo; and his niece, Vicki (Roger) Ferriss of Toledo.

Preceding him in death were his parents and his wife Molly on December 22, 2012.

Memorials may be directed to Iowa River Hospice.



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