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Richard J. Parker
(09-08-1936 - 09-16-2018)

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Richard J Parker, 82, of Hanover Park, IL passed away on September 16, 2018 in his home. He was born on September 8, 1936 in Chicago, IL the son of Floyd and Helen (Bjurstrom) Parker. Richard was an Electrician for IBEW local 134, and in 1962, became a volunteer Fireman for Ontarionville Fire Protection District, which is now, Hanover Park Fire Department, serving for over 40 years and retiring as their Chief. Survivors include his wife: Carole (Geiger), whom he married on September 22, 1956; six children: Sue (Russell), Kathy (Ralph), Cara (Ken), Chris (Doris), Beverly and Tammy (Scott); eleven grandchildren; four great grandchildren and his beloved faithful companion: Woofy. He was preceded in death by his parents, a sister: Beverly Soutar; and a brother in infancy. Funeral services will be held on Thursday, September 20, 2018 at 10:30 AM at the Laird Funeral Home, 310 S. State St., (Rt. 31)., Elgin IL 60123. Burial will be private. Visitation will be on Wednesday from 4:00 PM - 9:00 PM, and on Thursday, from 9:30 AM until the time of service. 

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