Edwin Wayne Parker, 74, of Martelle, died Wednesday, April 25, 2018, at UnityPoint-St. Luke's Medical Center, Cedar Rapids.
Memorial services will be held at 10 a.m. Wednesday, May 2, 2018, at Goettsch Funeral Home, Anamosa, where the family will greet friends from 4 to 7 p.m. Tuesday, May 1, 2018. Burial will be in Norwich Cemetery, Martelle.
Ed was born Sept. 8, 1943, in Cedar Rapids, the son of Stanley and Jennette (Schafer) Parker. He attended schools in Martelle. On Oct. 13, 1963, he married Irene Rose Foley at Oxford Junction United Methodist Church. Together they operated their own farm, and Ed also drove grain trucks. He retired in November of 2017.
He was a member of the United Methodist Church, Martelle, and was a former volunteer fireman at the Martelle Fire Department. He lived to farm and work, and could be found doing odd jobs around the house in his spare time.
Those remembering him are his wife of 54 years, Irene; sons, Dave (Jane) Parker and Alan (Kelli) Parker, all of Martelle; grandsons, Joshua Parker, Jared (Sierra) Parker, Joel Parker, Zachery Parker and Jamie Parker; great-grandsons, Kayden Parker, Easton Parker, Kyler Parker and Huck Parker; a sister, Barbara Prescott, Kansas; a brother, Donald (Gail) Parker, Marion; and his mother-in-law, Lucile Homan, Anamosa.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Ronald; and a sister, Marilyn Yiesley.
Memorials, in his name, may be directed to the Jones Regional Medical Center and the Martelle United Methodist Church.