Ronald W. "Ron" Parkhurst

Dec 2, 2017
Parkhurst, Ronald


Memorial Service: will be held 10:30 a.m. Thursday, December 7, 2017 at Garden View Chapel 


Family will receive friends from 10:00 a.m. until service time.



Garden of Memories Cemetery, where full military rites will be conducted by the Denver American Legion Post #653 and U.S. Marine Corps Funeral Honor Detail.  


 may be directed to the family, where a memorial fund will be established.


Ronald Wayne “Ron” Parkhurst, 71, of Denver, passed away Saturday, December 2, at UnityPoint Health-Allen Hospital, Waterloo, under Hospice Care.

He was born October 17, 1946, in Hampton, son of Dale and Evelyn (Stock) Parkhurst. He served as Corporal in the U.S. Marines during the Vietnam War where he earned a Purple Heart. He married Paulette J. Wilson on October 2, 1971. He worked at John Deere for 34 years, retiring in September of 2006.

He was a loving husband, father, and grandpa. He enjoyed bowling, fishing, camping, golf, designing and building projects, and living in the country. His passion and determination in life is inspiring.

Survived by: his wife of 46 years, Paulette Parkhurst; a son, Shawn (Wendy) Parkhurst; a daughter, Kimberly Gomez; two granddaughters, Whitney and Christina Parkhurst; two grandsons, John Cade and David Little: three brothers, Bob (Sue) Parkhurst, Rick (Sherry) Parkhurst, Randy Parkhurst; and two sisters, Rose Morton and Radine (Leon) Fowler.

Preceded in death by: his parents; and son-in-law, Brad Gomez.


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  1. Barb Deuel | Dec 07, 2017


    I am so sorry to hear of Ron's passing.  May God bless you, Kim and Shawn with comfort, peace and healing.  You and your family are in my prayers, especially during this difficult time.

    With deepest sympathy,

    Barb Deuel

  2. Connie Johnson | Dec 06, 2017
    Paulett I'm so sorry to hear of the passing of Ron.It was always a pleasure to come to the house and check his Oxygen and bring supplies.Ron always tried to be positive about using Oxygen and did everything he could do to help himself stay as well as he could.He was a very nice man and you took such care of him.May God Bless you and your Family. Connie Johnson former employee of Allen Durable Medical.
  3. George Brubaker | Dec 04, 2017
    Ron and I worked at John Deere together in Dept. 429...on a grinder.  I lost track of him after I retired.  Am so sad to hear of his passing.  We all know that he is being embraced in the loving arms of our Lord and Savior. No more suffering and pain. Blessings to the family and may they find comfort and peach of understanding in the Lord. Amen
  4. Madonna Wilson Worden | Dec 04, 2017

    Wonderful picture of Ron. My greatest sympathy and prayers to all of your family for the loss of Ron.  He put up a brave and long fight over the years.  Thank God for the great husband he was to Paulette and dad and grandpa. I pray for strength, peace and faith for your family during this time of grief and the time to come as you carry on until you are reunited with Ron.  He will be greatly missed.  I love you all.

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