Robert J. “Bob” Parker, age 76, of Hamburg, IA (formerly Omaha, NE) passed away on Tuesday, January 8, 2013 at his home.
Bob was born on May 15, 1936 in Brookings, SD; the son of John F. and Dorothy L. (Jones) Parker. He attended school and graduated from the former Tech High School in Omaha, NE. He was united in marriage to Joan Bennett on May 25, 1957 in Clearfield, IA and to this union five children were born: Carolyn, Karen, Bill, Sharon and Larry. The couple was later divorced. He later married Sandy Conyers and they later divorced as well.
Over the years, Bob worked at various jobs including construction and truck driving. He also owned and operated a gas station in Omaha for many years.
He is survived by his five children: Carolyn Malmquist and husband Ron, Bill Parker and Larry Parker all of Omaha, NE; Karen Zuhlke and husband Ross of Sterling, NE and Sharon Parker and her lifetime partner Frank Gardner of Council Bluffs, IA; 9 grandchildren, 6 great-grandchildren; former wives: Joan Parker and Sandy Parker both of Omaha; other family and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents and his sister June Marie Oknewski.
Funeral Services will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, January 13, 2013 at Gude Mortuary in Nebr. City, NE with Rev. Sara Malone officiating. Graveside Interment Services will be at 1:00 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 14, 2013 at the Greenwood Cemetery in Brookings, South Dakota.
The Family will greet friends from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. on Sunday at Gude Mortuary.
Memorials are suggested to the family in lieu of flowers.