TOWNSEND – Ed passed away Thursday, Oct. 17, 2013. He was born in Wibaux on Feb. 10, 1935, the eldest son of Lester and Gwen Parker. Ed married Lorraine in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, on Aug. 25, 1975. The couple lived in St. Ignatius for many years before moving to Townsend in 2001.
Ed loved spending time outdoors hunting; while indoors, he enjoyed playing pinochle and woodworking. After Lorraine’s passing, Ed later married Barbara Beebe.
Ed is survived by his wife, Barb; daughter, Kristi (Brant) Geertsen; sons, Kevin (Moriah) Parker, Mike Swenson, Shawn (Laura) Swenson and Dan (Bernie) Swenson; brothers, Larry (Flo) Parker and Jon (Deanna) Parker; 11 grandkids; and four great-grandkids.
We love you, Dad, Papa.