Chesterton Tribune

Eldon E. 'Eldie' Parker service Saturday, Jan. 7

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Eldon E. “Eldie” Parker Jr., age 72 of Chesterton, passed away Sunday, January 1, 2012 in Valparaiso, Indiana.

He was born October 11, 1939 in Gary, Ind., to Eldon E. and Hazel Mae (Willett) Parker Sr., both of whom preceded him in death.

Eldie is survived by his daughter, Kelly Parker of Sweet Water, Tennessee; sons, Kirk (Susan) Parker of Cave Creek, Arizona and Colton Parker of Chesterton; brothers, Richard Parker of Albuquerque, New Mexico and Robert (Wanda) Parker of Houston, Texas; and grandchildren, Maggie Riggs, Nicholas Parker and Matthew Parker.

Eldie retired from U.S. Steel, and was a member of the American Legion in Chesterton. He was an avid golfer and greatly enjoyed being with friends and family. His constant smile and friendly greeting will be sorely missed, and his family loved and will miss him very much.

Funeral services will be held on Saturday, January 7, 2012 at 10:00 a.m. at Graceland Cemetery, 1505 Morthland Dr., Valparaiso, Ind.

Visitation will be held Friday, January 6, 2012, from 5:00-7:00 p.m. at Edmonds & Evans Funeral Home, 517 Broadway, Chesterton, Ind.

Online condolences may be left for the family at


Posted 1/4/2012