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Samuel E. Parr

September 2, 1921 November 6, 2019
Samuel E. Parr
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Obituary for Samuel E. Parr

Samuel E. Parr, 98, of Ottawa died on Wednesday evening, November 6, 2019 at OSF St. Elizabeth Medical Center.

Memorial services will at 11 a.m. on Saturday November 16, 2019 at the Mueller Funeral Home in Ottawa, with Rev. Duane Kaufman officiating. Full military rites will be conducted by the American Legion Post 33Veteran’s Group honor Guard. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service. Private burial will take place on a later date.

Sam was born on September 2, 1921 in Ottawa to Dr. Samuel and Alice (Strawn) Parr. He was a U. S. Army Veteran of WWII serving the 2nd Armored Division. Sam received his B.A. in Economics from University of the South, and was a Real Estate and Insurance Broker for 35 years. He married Ann Bishop on September 8, 1948 at the Christ Episcopal Church in Ottawa. Sam was a member of Congregational Church, Ottawa Kiwanis, Occidental Lodge #40 A.F. & A.M., Ottawa Elks Lodge #588, American Legion Post #33, Big Bend Duck Club and the Ottawa Boat Club. He also served on the YMCA board for many years.

He is survived by his wife of 71 years, Ann, 2 children, Mary Jane (Theodore) Ori, of Lake Bluff, IL and Samuel S. Parr, of New Lenox, IL; 3 grandchildren: Elaina Honeycutt, Theo Ori and William Ori, and 4 great grandchildren: Nathan Ori, Ethan Ori, Cela Honeycutt, and Beatrice Honeycutt.

He was preceded in death by his parents; one brother, Lester Parr, and one sister, Josephine Gedney.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be directed to the Ottawa Salvation Army or a charity of the donor’s choice.


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Visitation

Saturday

16

Nov

10:00 AM 11/16/2019 10:00:00 AM - 11:00 AM 11/16/2019 11:00:00 AM
Mueller Funeral Home, Ottawa

800 First Avenue
Ottawa, IL 61350

Mueller Funeral Home, Ottawa
800 First Avenue Ottawa 61350 IL
United States

Memorial Service

Saturday

16

Nov

11:00 AM 11/16/2019 11:00:00 AM
Mueller Funeral Home, Ottawa

800 First Avenue
Ottawa, IL 61350

Mueller Funeral Home, Ottawa
800 First Avenue Ottawa 61350 IL
United States
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