Chesterton Tribune

Parker Holsapple dies at age 81

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Parker Lynn Holsapple age 81, formerly of Chesterton, Indiana, passed away December 17, 2011, at Western Baptists Hospital in Paducah, Kentucky.

He was the beloved husband for 59 years of Patricia Holsapple, who along with granddaughter Melissa Holsapple preceded him in death.

Parker is survived by sons, Jimmy (Cathy) Holsapple, of Chesterton, Rickey (Debbie) Holsapple, of Dycusburg, Kentucky, and daughter Darlene (Larry) Peterson, of Chesterton. He also leaves behind five grandchildren, Michael (Angel) Holsapple, Tim (Amy) Holsapple, Daryl (Hilary) Peterson, Starlena (Josh) Mahns, Dana (Jacob) Shreve, and seven great-grandchildren, as well as brothers James (Virginia) Holsapple and Jerry Holsapple, and sister, Elorise Truitt.

Parker retired from U.S. Steel Gary Tube Works after 34 years in 1982. He was a member of Liberty Masonic Lodge #580 of Frances, Kentucky and the Morroco Shrine of Jacksonville, Florida. His hobbies included fishing and gardening.

Visitation will be Tuesday December 20 from 5-8 p.m. with a Masonic Service at 6:30 p.m.

Funeral service will be Wednesday, December 21 at 11:00 a.m. under the direction of Myers Funeral Home in Marion, Kentucky with Rev. Lonnie Knight officiating. Burial will be at Asbridge Cemetery, Kentucky.


Posted 12/20/2011