Dale W. ‘Parky’ Parkhurst

April 3, 1929 – May 13, 2010

Dale W. “Parky” Parkhurst, 81, of Lake Mills, passed away Thursday, May 13, 2010, at Willowbrook Nursing Home in Lake Mills. He was born April 3, 1929, in Buffalo County, the son of the late Carl and Dorothy Parkhurst (nee Best).

He married Ruth L. Jamieson on Oct. 6, 1951, in Waukesha.

Dale served in the U.S. Army from 1951 to 1953. He was employed at the New Berlin Redi Mix for many years, retiring in 1989. Dale enjoyed fishing and restoring old cars. He and his family loved to travel in their motor home and enjoyed camping.

He is survived by his wife, Ruth of Lake Mills; daughter, Carol (Richard) Jones of Jefferson; daughter-in-law, Kathryn (Robert) Parkhurst-Schulz of Pewaukee; sister, Doris Bacot of Ankeny, Iowa; six grandchildren, Brandon Morris and Jessica Fairman, Sarah (Marshall) Shelstrom, Joshua (Sherry) Jones, Amy Nixon, Andrew Parkhurst and Adam Parkhurst; and five great-grandchildren, Hailey Shelstrom, Aubrey Jones, Avery Nixon, Jacob Komp and Christopher Voss.

He is preceded in death by his parents; son, David A. Parkhurst; and brother, Earl Parkhurst.

Visitation will be held from 2 p.m. until the 5 p.m. memorial service Friday, May 21, at the Schneider-Michaelis Funeral Home, 900 W. Racine St., Jefferson, with the Rev. Nancy Carmichael officiating.

The family wishes memorials to be directed to Jefferson Rainbow Hospice in memory of Dale.

Schneider-Michaelis Funeral Home, 920-674-3960, is assisting the family with arrangements. For online condolences, see