John A. Parchim Sr., 84

John A. Parchim Sr., 84, passed away on Friday, March 11, 2011.

John was born on May 14, 1926, in Milwaukee, to August and Clara (nee Schwartz). He served in the U.S. Army in World War II and later married Doris (nee Herther) on Aug. 27, 1949, at St. Francis Borgia Catholic Church in Cedarburg.

John loved going to the casino, playing bingo and just having fun. He was the Commander at the Waubeka VFW No. 7037, longtime member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Little Kohler and most recently, a member at Holy Angel's Catholic Church.

John is survived by his wife, Doris (nee Herther); children, Sharon Gahan, Mary (Harold) Zarling, John Jr. (Cheryl), Gary (Kate), Ronald (Dorothy), Roger (Jody), Michael (Pamela) and Gregory (Barbara); 21 grandchildren; and 19 great-grandchildren. He is further survived by his siblings, Delores Mueller, Edmund (Rosemary) and August (Bernice); brothers-in-law, Donald Herther and Reuben (Leola) Herther; other relatives and dear friends.

John is preceded in death by his parents; sisters, Frances Scherer and Leona Parchim; parentsin-law, William (Alma) Herther; brothers-in-law, David Mueller, Arthur Scherer, Robert (Mabel) Herther and Wilbert Herther; sister-in-law, Evelyn Herther and Helen (Verlin) Rusch.

A Mass of Christian burial for John will be at 10:30 a.m. on Thursday, March 17, 2011, at Holy Angels Catholic Church with the Rev. Gerald Brittain presiding. Visitation will at the Phillip Funeral Home Chapel of West Bend on Wednesday, March 16, from 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. with a prayer vigil at 8 p.m. Additional visitation will be at church only on Thursday, March 17, from 9:30 a.m. to 10:15 a.m. Interment will take place at Holy Angels Cemetery.

The Phillip Funeral Home of West Bend is assisting the family.

The family would like to extend a special thank you to all the staff at the Kathy Hospice for the wonderful care of John.