Glenn Edward Parker

1919 - 2018


Glenn Edward Parker, age 99 passed away peacefully at home, surrounded by his loving family Monday, June 25, 2018. Friends may call at the Capaul Funeral Home, Ida, MI, Friday June 29, 2018, from 2-8PM. He will lie-in-state on Saturday June 30, 2018, from 10 AM until the services at 11 AM at Ida United Methodist Church, Ida, MI. Pastor Corey Simon will officiate. Burial will be in Pleasant View Cemetery, Petersburg, MI.


Born on March 28, 1919 in Carnegie, Pennsylvania to George and Edith Parker. Glenn served in the US Army during World War II from 1941 to his honorable discharge as First Sargent in 1945. He served in the 32nd Division Red Arrow, 126th Infantry in the Asiatic-Pacific Campaign in Australia, the Philippines, and New Guinea. He was awarded numerous citation and medals for his military service.


Survived by his loving wife Ione (Doty) of 71 years and their three children: Tom (wife Vida), Kathy, and Mark; Sister-in-law Esther (Dale) Parker, and many nieces, nephews, and great nieces and nephews.


Proceeded in death by his parents, Sisters Mildred (Ralph) Hutchinson, Carol (Robert) Peters, and brother Dale Parker.


With a 35-year career in the United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners of America he worked in many areas of the construction industry, from building houses to skyscrapers. Glenn enjoyed a long retirement attending Cannon Company reunions, with he and Ione serving as host and organizers for several of the reunions. He enjoyed the life-long friendships with his fellow service members. He was a highly skilled woodworker with his specialties being shaker clocks and porch swings which he gifted to family and friends. Glenn was known as a gentleman farmer with his three acres and antique tractors growing, abundant produce to share with anyone he met. He was the model of a life-long learner and was seldom without a non-fiction book to read. Always interested in learning, he became very well versed in history and science. He generously offered his skills, talents, and his helping hands to his church (Ida United Methodist), his community, and his large extended family.


The family suggests memorial contributions may be made to the Ida United Methodist Church.