William â€œBillâ€ Lloyd Parker Jr., 75, of Elburn, passed away Saturday, March 7, 2009, at his home after a long battle with idiopathic pulmonary fibrosis.
Bill served his country in the U. S. Army from 1954 to 1956 and returned home to marry Marietta Fredrich on Feb. 4 of that year.
He was a long-time resident of the Elburn area and a pilot with United Airlines for more than 22 years.
A private person at heart, Bill enjoyed hunting and fishing, camping and hiking and was a voracious reader.
In addition to his wife, Marietta, of Elburn; he is survived by three siblings, Jane Brown, Mary (Boyd) Loptien and Virginia Fowler; one brother-in-law, Jim Sane; and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by a son and daughter, Fredrich and Laura Louise, who died at birth; his parents, William Lloyd Parker Sr. and Sara Camille (Ray); one sister, Sara Sane; as well as two brothers-in-law, Warren Brown and Leonard Fowler.
In keeping with Billâ€™s wishes, the care and keeping of his cremated remains will be entrusted privately to his family. There will be no public services. Assistance provided by Conley Funeral Home, Elburn.
A memorial has been established in his name to provide a bench for walkers at the Nelson Lake Preserve and to benefit other favorite charities. Checks may be made to the William Parker Memorial and mailed in care of P.O. Box 66, Elburn, IL 60119. Tributes and memories may also be forwarded to the family through the same address.