Alden Elee “Al” Parker, 88, South Whitley, Indiana, passed away on September 25, 2021 at Hickory Creek Healthcare in Huntington, Indiana. One of twelve children born to Francis M. and Ruby (Hossler) Parker, Al was born in Gary, Indiana on February 7, 1933.
After graduating from Sidney High School in 1951, Al enlisted in the United States Air Force. During his time in the military, he served in the Korean War and worked as a civil service marine machinist on nuclear submarines for twenty-five years. Even after retiring from service, Al continued to support the military and was a member of the North Webster American Legion.
Al will be forever remembered for the great stories he told to his family and friends. He enjoyed horse racing and the peacefulness of working in the gardens he kept over the years.
The loving memory of Alden Elee “Al” Parker will be forever cherished by his daughter, Susan K. Jones, Cumming, Georgia; son, Scott H (Cindi) Parker, Reno, Nevada; brothers, Martin B. (Thelma) Parker, Warsaw, Indiana and Jon J. Parker, Marion, Indiana; sisters, Merry Carol (Robert) Riemersma, North Manchester, Indiana and Susan (Fred) Kinch, Claypool, Indiana; sister-in-law, Evelyn Parker, Fort Wayne, Indiana; three grandchildren and five great-grandchildren. Al was preceded in death by his parents, Francis and Ruby Parker; brothers, Larry, Kenton, Opie, Edgar, Whitney, and Francis Marion Parker III; and sister, Wreatha Ray Parker.
A private graveside service at Spring Creek Cemetery, Sidney, Indiana, will be held at a later date.
For those who wish to honor the memory of Alden Parker, memorial contributions may be made to the North Webster American Legion Post 253, P.O. Box 776, North Webster, Indiana 46555.
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American Legion Post 253
P.O. Box 776, North Webster IN 46555