David E. Parkinson

LYONS, MI – David E. Parkinson Jr., 43, of Lyons, passed away on Wednesday, November 27, 2013, at his home, surrounded by his family.

He was born in Flint, MI on June 23, 1970, he was the son of David E. Parkinson, Sr. and Gloria J. (nee Ogger) Willhelm. He spent his early life in Michigan where he attended school and graduated from Wayne Memorial High School. In his six years of active duty in the Army, David spent the majority of his time in Berlin, Germany, along with serving in Operation Desert Storm during the Persian Gulf War.

On August 2, 1991, in Caro, MI, he was united in marriage to Jacqueline Louise Pastor. Following marriage they made their home in Berlin Germany, Tennessee, Michigan and Wisconsin. Dave was a Union Business Representative for Operating Engineers Local #139.

He was a life member of the VFW & DAV and a member of the Masonic Lodge. His hobbies were hunting and fishing.

He is survived by his wife, Jackie; his children, Gage and Kirsten Parkinson; parents, Gloria (Ken) Willhelm of Fenton, MI and David (Bev) Parkinson of Chatham, MI.; his mother and father-in-law,Alicia (Don) Majask of Caro, MI and Dennis (Anita) Pastor of North Branch, MI.; siblings, Kathy Gonzales, Tamie Willhelm, Wayne Willhelm, Angela Parkinson, Cindy Dougherty, Aaron Anderson, and Bonnie Anderson; four sisters-in-law,Jeanette Letson, Dee Pastor, Sue Summersett,Patty O’Dell, and numerous Military Brothers, “The Wild Bunch”.

Dave was preceded in death by his stepmother Christine Parkinson.

Dave’s funeral service will be on Thursday, December 5, 2013 at 7:00 p.m. at the Schuette-Daniels Funeral Home at 625 S. Browns Lake Drive, Burlington, WI 53105. Visitation will be from 3:00 p.m. until 6:30 p.m.

Burial will take place at Great Lakes National Cemetery in Holly, Michigan at 2:30 PM, on December 13, 2013.

Memorials are suggested to the American Cancer Society. His obituary may be found at www.danielsfamilyfuneral.com