John and Dorothy Parker


John Parker, 98, passed away in Merrill, on November 18, 2020 with his beloved wife, Dorothy, at his side and holding his hand. John and Dorothy were married for 73 years and met as teens at the fence between their two farms in rural Hannibal, Wisconsin.


Dorothy Parker, 91, passed away in Merrill, on January 20, 2021.  She was born April 6, 1929 in Blaine, Minnesota, the fourth of six children of Lawrence and Sophie Gwiazdon.


John and Dorothy were long time, hardworking members of St. Matthew’s, and few church activities took place without their joyful participation. In the spirit of that joy, a Memorial Mass for John and Dorothy will be celebrated at 10:00 a.m. Thursday July 22, 2021 at St. Matthew Catholic Church, Wausau.  Visitation will be from 9:30 a.m. until the time of services at the church.


Online condolences may be expressed at


July 22, 2021

9:30 AM to 10:00 AM
St. Matthew Catholic Church
229 South 28th Avenue
WI, 54401 US

Memorial Mass
July 22, 2021

10:00 AM
St. Matthew Catholic Church (Wausau)

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