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.

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  1. I have known George since high school and beyond because he was lucky enough to marry my best friend from high school as she was lucky to marry him. They were made for each other. Now only half of that matched pair remains and my heart breaks for her, their children and George’s extended family. I wish I had words to help you all through this trying time, but only God can be with you to help. Please accept my condolences in the huge loss of George and his great sense of humor. May God hold your breaking hearts together.
    Love, Melanie (Likness Nordick)

  2. Char & Shaun, so sorry to hear George had passed. I will always cherish the conversations George and I had. Most revolved around hunting and fishing but he also enjoyed bragging about his kids. He always enjoyed sharing the location of his secret hot spot on Loon Lake. Usually with a BIG smile on his face which made me a little suspicious. I know George is already scouting out the best places to hunt and fish in heaven. someday we’ll meet again my friend.

  3. Charleen, So sorry to hear about George’s passing but he is now in the arms of our Lord. Bonnie (Moore) Christopherson

  4. Char and Shaun, my heartfelt condolences to you and your whole family. May your memories bring you peace and comfort.

  5. Beautiful service. May each of you feel God’s comforting arms around you in the days ahead. Love to you, Char, Ryan and Shaun.
    Cousin Cheryl

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