December 29, 2020
- 10:00 AM with a visitation one hour prior
George Christian Parker, Moorhead, MN passed away on Monday, December 21, 2020 at Sanford Health in Fargo. He was born on July 12, 1945 to George G. and Ethel (Jacobson) Parker in Minneapolis, MN. He was raised in Moorhead by his mom and stepfather, Lloyd Tabery. He attended Moorhead State Campus School and in 1964, he was awarded the All-American Football trophy during his senior year. George then attended MSU before entering the US Army where he served in Vietnam. After being honorably discharged, he returned to Moorhead.
On October 5, 1969 he was united in marriage to Charleen Moe. The couple made their home in Moorhead where they raised their two children.
In 1972, George started working at the Moorhead School District where he was employed as a custodian for 30 years until retiring in 2002.
George enjoyed hunting at the family farm at Staples; and loved fishing at Loon Lake where he and his family spent their summers. George was an avid reader, constantly reading westerns and mysteries. He was an animal lover and especially adored his new cat, Dolly.
George cherished the time he spent with his family and loved to share his sense of humor.
He is survived by his wife of 51 years, Charleen; son, Ryan Parker; daughter, Shaun Tabery; sisters, Joan (Wayne) Zimmerman, Carol (Jerry) Willits, and Linda Dahl; and numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents; and brother, Micheal.
There will be service for friends and family. It will be livestreamed at 10:00 AM on Tuesday, December 29, 2020 on Boulger Funeral Home’s website.