Leo Ronald Parks

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  • Name: Leo Ronald Parks
  • Location of Birth: Park Rapids, Minnesota
  • Date of Birth: June 6, 1945
  • Date of Death: December 13, 1999 (54 years old)
  • Parents: Ronald Parks and Gilda (Mears) Parks
  • High School and Class: 1963 - Grand Rapids High School, Grand Rapids, Minnesota
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  • Highest Rank: SGT (Sergeant)
  • Branch: Air Force
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    Start Date End Date Unit(s) and Location(s) Served
    1966 1970 Biloxi, Mississippi
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  • Military Highlights:
    Accounting specialist for the United States Air Force from 1966-1970.

  • Wars Involved:
    Cold War - Vietnam Era

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  • Civilian Life:
    Leo moved to the Grand Rapids, Minnesota area as a young child.

    He married Madeleine Brouillard on September 4, 1971 in Crookston, Minnesota. He lived in Chisholm, Minnesota for 22 years, working from 1971-1979 at Jones & Laughlin Steel Hill Annex Mine in Calumet, Minnesota, was the manager at H&R Block in Hibbing, Minnesota for nine years, worked at Minnesota Aqua Farms, worked at Itasca Memorial Hospital in Grand Rapids, Minnesota and was a self-employed tax consultant from 1987-1989. He moved to Warroad, Minnesota in 1996 and was employed at Marvin Windows until his death.

    Leo is survived by his wife, Madeleine, children, Christy Doyea and Ray Parks; his parents, Ronald and Gilda Parks; a brother, Lester; and a grandson, Andrew. Preceding him in death was his brother, Robert.

    Buried in Lakeside Cemetery at Trout Lake Township, Bovey, Minnesota.

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