Delbert L. Parker, age 83 of Medford, passed away on July 15, 2017 at Aspirus Hospital in Medford after being taken there by ambulance. Delbert was born on September 15, 1933 the son of Ernest and Estel (Kent) Parker. He was born and raised on a farm in Taylor County. He served his country in the United States Army enlisting on December 1, 1953 and received his honorable discharge on November 10, 1955.
He was a member of the American Legion and the National Rifle Association. With his sense of humor and writing ability, he entertained his fellow workers with a monthly issue of his shop newspaper. Delbert was also an avid sports fan usually rooting for the underdog.
Delbert is survived by four sisters and one brother, Ernestine Shields, Leta Faye Reimann, Norma Kennedy, Margreta Westrich and Larry Parker.
He was preceded in death by his parents and a sister, Helen Buck.
Inurnment will be held at 1:30pm on Wednesday, July 19, 2017 at the Abbotsford Public Cemetery with full military rites conducted by the Colby VFW Post #2227.
A memorial in Delbert’s name is being established at the Medford Memorial Library. The family would like to thank all those who attended and expressed their condolences in any way. Your support was greatly appreciated.