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Irma Parks

Thursday, June 26, 2008

Funeral services for Irma Parks, 88, of Mesa, Ariz., formerly of Spencer and Milford, will be held at 2 p.m., Saturday, June 28, 2008, at Riverside Cemetery of Spencer. Rev. Paul Hansen will officiate the service.

There will be no visitation.

Interment will take place at Riverside Cemetery in Spencer.

Irma passed away Thursday, May 22, 2008, in Coralville.

Irma was born in Zeeland, Mich., Jan. 29, 1920, to C.J. and Mae DeKoster. The family moved to Spencer where Irma graduated from Spencer High School in 1937. Irma married Robert Don Parks of Spencer on Nov. 1, 1941.

Irma and Bob moved from Spencer to Wahpeton on West Lake Okoboji in 1962. They moved to Mesa in 1978.

She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Bob; five brothers; a sister; and a son-in-law.

Irma is survived by two daughters: Penny Andrishok and husband, Emerson of West Branch, and Barb Swenson of Eden Prairie, Minn.; three grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; two brothers: Gene Robert DeKoster and wife, Peg of Ingleside, Texas, and Donald Wayne DeKoster and wife, Karyl of Louisville, Ky.; and sister-in-law: Carmen DeKoster of Okoboji.

Warner Funeral Home of Spencer is in charge of arrangements.