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Myron R Parsons

East Troy, Wisconsin

February 29, 1932 - May 12, 2024

Myron R Parsons Obituary

Myron Reginald Parsons of East Troy went home to be with the Lord on May 12, 2024.

Born February 29, 1932, in Marshfield to Reginald Parsons (born in the 19 th Century in

Exeter, Ontario, Canada) and Mary (Trappe), he was the older of two sons. As brothers

growing up together, he and Don walked “a mile and a half through (at times) three- and

four-foot drifts” to their country school, used a sled to catch a ride behind a car by hanging

onto the bumper to Goose Island Ice Skating Rink, played baseball in the neighborhood,

and both achieved Eagle Scout. “We learned through the preaching and teaching of (one

of) God’s faithful servants how much God loved us and the tremendous sacrifice He has

made to reclaim us”. Decades later Myron’s Bible highlighting attests to this faith from

childhood: “For I am convinced that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities,

nor things present, nor things to come, nor powers, nor height, nor depth, nor any other

created thing will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our

Lord.” (Romans 8:38, 39) Myron graduated from Janesville High School in 1950. He 

graduated from Milton College

in 1955, and later earned his Masters at UW-Whitewater (1972). He joined the U.S. Army

in 1955 and served two years at Fort Devens in Massachusetts. On September 15, 1956,

Myron married Shirley Ann Blaser at the Evangelical United Brethren Church in

Janesville. Their marriage was blessed with four children: Jeff, Tom, Ron and Karen.

Myron began teaching at the East Troy Junior High School in 1958 and, after 32 years,

retired in 1990. He left with many fond memories of students and fellow staff, and with

stories of surreptitious underground ping pong tournaments. He was the seventh-grade

social studies teacher for all four of his children. Later he enjoyed the challenges of driving

a bus for Jones Travel & Tour, included defending bus and passengers from rock-throwing

ruffians. After retirement, he and Shirley were snowbirds to Mesa, Arizona where they

made friends, played golf, ping pong, and cards, hiked and took in shows.

Myron had fun, relishing golf, appreciating classic cars (especially Hudson), identifying

airplanes in flight by their sound, teaming with his brother to beat us kids in football, and

destroying challengers at ping pong with either hand, or later, with both hands. As

children, many Saturday mornings, we had the “privilege” of picking up five-gallon -

buckets of acorns in the yard, telling Dad stories (always true!), and watching him laugh.

His hearty laughter came often and easily, oftentimes bringing him to tears. Myron and

Shirley enjoyed travelling, theater (with Art & Barb and Roy & Shirley), the Milwaukee

Brewers, Green Bay Packers and East Troy High School athletics. His faith was

demonstrated in his consistent involvement in the local church (teaching, singing in choir)

and financial support of missionaries, which included housing a missionary family. Myron

and Shirley valued family-- attending many grandchildren’s high school and college

graduations, sporting, fair, and musical performances, and weddings. He held a special

place in his heart for young children, who readily brought a smile to his face. In more

recent years with failing health, Myron and Shirley enjoyed sitting together listening to

hymns and good preaching. Myron is survived by his beloved wife of more than 67 years, 

Shirley; four children, Jeff(Nanda) Parsons of New Haven, Missouri, Tom (Doris) Parsons of Eagle, 

Ron (Kim)Parsons of East Troy and Karen (Dave) Wutke of Smithville, Missouri; 17 grandchildren,

Noah (Elizabeth) Parsons, Taylor (Craig) Bodenschatz, Millicent (Mike) Doud, Ryan

(Melissa) Parsons, Olivia (Chad) Randol, Jacob (Makaela) Wutke, Morgan Parsons, Anya

(Andrew) Brandenburg, Hayley (Steven) Kaylor, Mitchell Wutke (fiancée Melody

Johnson), Wyatt Parsons, Allison Parsons, Keagan Parsons, Chase Wutke, Logan Parsons,

Julianna Parsons, Joshua Wutke; 17 great-grandchildren, Selah, Eliora, Enoch, Silas,

Gideon, and Othniel Parsons; Nora, Montgomery, Gilbert, Daphne, and Frances

Bodenschatz; Arrietty, Tobias, Thessily, and Cambria Doud; Ezra and Malia Wutke; and

one on the way (a little Kaylor); one sister-in-law, Diana Parsons; her daughters, Katherine

Detwiler and children and Regina (Brian) Meier and children and many other relatives

and dear friends. Myron was preceded in death by his parents, Reginald and Mary Parsons, his brother

Kaye Don Parsons, and a grandson, Michael Wutke.

A ceremony honoring Myron Parsons will be held at Briggs Road Evangelical Free

Church, Elkhorn on Saturday June 1st at 12:30, with visitation from 11:00-12:30.

As a family, we are thankful for the care and kindness shown by staff and volunteers at

ProHealth Angels Grace Hospice, Oconomowoc. In lieu of flowers, donations could be

made to ProHealth Angels Grace Hospice, Oconomowoc or Briggs Road Evangelical Free

Church, Elkhorn.

The Parsons family was served by the Legacy Funeral Services, East Troy.

To share a memory or send a condolence gift, please visit the Official Obituary of Myron R Parsons hosted by Legacy Funeral Services.

Myron Reginald Parsons of East Troy went home to be with the Lord on May 12, 2024.

Born February 29, 1932, in Marshfield to Reginald Parsons (born in the 19 th Century in

Exeter, Ontario, Canada) and Mary (Trappe), he was the older of two sons. As brothers

growing up together, he and Don walked “a mile and a half through (at times) three- and

four-foot drifts” to their country school, used a sled to catch a ride behind a car by hanging

onto the bumper to Goose Island Ice Skating Rink, played baseball in the neighborhood,

and both achieved Eagle Scout. “We learned through the preaching and teaching of (one

of) God’s faithful servants how much God loved us and the tremendous sacrifice He has

made to reclaim us”. Decades later Myron’s Bible highlighting attests to this faith from

childhood: “For I am convinced that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities,

nor things present, nor things to come, nor powers, nor height, nor depth, nor any other

created thing will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our

Lord.” (Romans 8:38, 39) Myron graduated from Janesville High School in 1950. He 

graduated from Milton College

in 1955, and later earned his Masters at UW-Whitewater (1972). He joined the U.S. Army

in 1955 and served two years at Fort Devens in Massachusetts. On September 15, 1956,

Myron married Shirley Ann Blaser at the Evangelical United Brethren Church in

Janesville. Their marriage was blessed with four children: Jeff, Tom, Ron and Karen.

Myron began teaching at the East Troy Junior High School in 1958 and, after 32 years,

retired in 1990. He left with many fond memories of students and fellow staff, and with

stories of surreptitious underground ping pong tournaments. He was the seventh-grade

social studies teacher for all four of his children. Later he enjoyed the challenges of driving

a bus for Jones Travel & Tour, included defending bus and passengers from rock-throwing

ruffians. After retirement, he and Shirley were snowbirds to Mesa, Arizona where they

made friends, played golf, ping pong, and cards, hiked and took in shows.

Myron had fun, relishing golf, appreciating classic cars (especially Hudson), identifying

airplanes in flight by their sound, teaming with his brother to beat us kids in football, and

destroying challengers at ping pong with either hand, or later, with both hands. As

children, many Saturday mornings, we had the “privilege” of picking up five-gallon -

buckets of acorns in the yard, telling Dad stories (always true!), and watching him laugh.

His hearty laughter came often and easily, oftentimes bringing him to tears. Myron and

Shirley enjoyed travelling, theater (with Art & Barb and Roy & Shirley), the Milwaukee

Brewers, Green Bay Packers and East Troy High School athletics. His faith was

demonstrated in his consistent involvement in the local church (teaching, singing in choir)

and financial support of missionaries, which included housing a missionary family. Myron

and Shirley valued family-- attending many grandchildren’s high school and college

graduations, sporting, fair, and musical performances, and weddings. He held a special

place in his heart for young children, who readily brought a smile to his face. In more

recent years with failing health, Myron and Shirley enjoyed sitting together listening to

hymns and good preaching. Myron is survived by his beloved wife of more than 67 years, 

Shirley; four children, Jeff(Nanda) Parsons of New Haven, Missouri, Tom (Doris) Parsons of Eagle, 

Ron (Kim)Parsons of East Troy and Karen (Dave) Wutke of Smithville, Missouri; 17 grandchildren,

Noah (Elizabeth) Parsons, Taylor (Craig) Bodenschatz, Millicent (Mike) Doud, Ryan

(Melissa) Parsons, Olivia (Chad) Randol, Jacob (Makaela) Wutke, Morgan Parsons, Anya

(Andrew) Brandenburg, Hayley (Steven) Kaylor, Mitchell Wutke (fiancée Melody

Johnson), Wyatt Parsons, Allison Parsons, Keagan Parsons, Chase Wutke, Logan Parsons,

Julianna Parsons, Joshua Wutke; 17 great-grandchildren, Selah, Eliora, Enoch, Silas,

Gideon, and Othniel Parsons; Nora, Montgomery, Gilbert, Daphne, and Frances

Bodenschatz; Arrietty, Tobias, Thessily, and Cambria Doud; Ezra and Malia Wutke; and

one on the way (a little Kaylor); one sister-in-law, Diana Parsons; her daughters, Katherine

Detwiler and children and Regina (Brian) Meier and children and many other relatives

and dear friends. Myron was preceded in death by his parents, Reginald and Mary Parsons, his brother

Kaye Don Parsons, and a grandson, Michael Wutke.

A ceremony honoring Myron Parsons will be held at Briggs Road Evangelical Free

Church, Elkhorn on Saturday June 1st at 12:30, with visitation from 11:00-12:30.

As a family, we are thankful for the care and kindness shown by staff and volunteers at

ProHealth Angels Grace Hospice, Oconomowoc. In lieu of flowers, donations could be

made to ProHealth Angels Grace Hospice, Oconomowoc or Briggs Road Evangelical Free

Church, Elkhorn.

The Parsons family was served by the Legacy Funeral Services, East Troy.

To share a memory or send a condolence gift, please visit the Official Obituary of Myron R Parsons hosted by Legacy Funeral Services.

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