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Karen M. Parks, 71

July 11, 2014
Dysart Reporter

Karen Marie Parks, 71, of Waterloo, died Monday, July 7, 2014 at her home. She was born January 1, 1943 in Oelwein the daughter of Mike and Marie Rogge. She married Joseph Quandt in 1962 in Sumner, he preceded her in death on July 4, 1966. She married Jerry Holdiman in 1967 in Cedar Falls, they were later divorced. She married Robert Parks in 1989 in Waterloo, they were later divorced.

She was a homemaker and also worked for many years as Manager of Carriage Hill Apartments in Waterloo.

Survived by: three daughters, Lori (Scott) Heldt of Norwalk Tami (Erik) Tofte of Cedar Falls, Lisa (Justin) Staker of Traer; six grandchildren, Haley Heldt, Brooke Heldt, Korey Merrick, Alexa Tofte, Skyler Staker and Ayden Staker; one great granddaughter, Arabella Heldt; two brothers, Arthur Thomas (Dawn) Jacobsen of Independence and Don (Tina) Jacobsen of Las Vegas, NV.

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Preceded in death by: her parents, Mike and Marie Rogge.

Services: will be held 1:00 p.m. Thursday, July 10, 2014 at Garden View Chapel with burial in the St. John's Lutheran Cemetery in Sumner. Visitation will be held one hour before the service at Garden View Chapel.

Memorials: may be directed to the family.

She enjoyed spending time with her family, showing West Highland white terriers and country music.

Garden View Chapel is in charge of arrangements 319-232-2222. Online condolences may be left at



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