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Ronald R. "Bud" Parks

July 17, 1922 ~ November 6, 2018 (age 96)

          Ronald R. “Bud” Parks, 96, longtime Trout Lake area resident, died Tuesday, November 6, 2018 in Evergreen Terrace, Grand Rapids.

          Born July 17, 1922 in Osage Township, Becker County, Minnesota, he was the son of Dennis and Emma (George) Parks.  Ronald and Gilda Mears were married on February 7, 1945 in Park Rapids, MN.  Since 1950, Ron had been a resident of the Calumet, Marble, Pengilly, and Trout Lake areas until moving to Grand Rapids following Gilda’s death.  Bud had been a truck driver for Hanna Mining Company for 30 years.

          His parents; his wife, Gilda in 2009; two sons, Leo and Robert; and brothers and sisters preceded him in death.

          Survivors include his son, Lester (Peggy) Parks of Pengilly; a daughter-in-law, Madeline (Leo) Parks of Grand Forks, ND; seven grandchildren, Troy, Chris, Chad, Ryan, Angela, and Ray Allen Parks, and Christy Lynn Doyea; several great grandchildren; and a nephew, Gary (Barbara) Warren of Coleraine.

          Visitation will Be 1:00 PM until the 2:00 PM funeral service on Saturday, November 10, 2018 in the Peterson Funeral Chapel of Coleraine.  Interment will be in the Trout Lake Lakeside Cemetery.

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