Anton “Nino” Parker

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Anton “Nino” Parker, 23, Sobieski, died accidentally Sunday, October 21, 2018, from a fall after climbing a tree – one of his favorite past-times. The son of Bob and Gina (Long) Parker was born May 28, 1995, in Sobieski and was a 2014 graduate of Pulaski High School. He was an excellent athlete, participating in wrestling and rugby, and had played for the Pulaski Roos.

Nino was employed in the family business, Parker Freeze Dry, Inc., and had worked hand in hand with his dad, a sister, and his brothers. A selfless and sweet young man with a servant’s heart, Nino wanted to serve as a missionary. He was fun loving and joy-filled; he always put others first and wanted to make people happy. He enjoyed wood and rock carving, making rosaries, and spending time in the outdoors.

In addition to his parents, Nino is survived by his brothers and sisters: Robert (Joy) Parker, Maryland, Joe Parker, Green Bay, Sara (Makena) Parker-O’Toole, Alaska, Ana Parker, Green Bay, Daniel (Victoria) Parker, Nick (Kimberlee) Parker, Peter Parker, and Hannah Parker, all of Pulaski, and Maria Parker, Dominic Parker, and Samuel Parker, all of Sobieski; his nieces and nephews: Raven, Michael, and Gabriel, Finn and Freyja, Luciano, Gina, and Oni, Ivan, Hollie, Elijah, and Sage (on the way); his maternal grandparents: Reta and Roger Fonder, Arizona; many aunts and uncles and cousins, other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Joe and Gloria Parker.

The Funeral Mass was celebrated at 10:30 a.m. Monday, October 29, 2018, at Assumption B.V.M. Church in Pulaski, Fr. Michael Warden presiding, Fr. Patrick Gawrylewski, O.F.M. and Fr. James Esser, O.F.M. concelebrating, and his uncle, Dcn. Dave Parker, serving as deacon of the Mass. Burial took place in the parish cemetery.