Warren K. Parker

  • Born: February 15, 1930
  • Died: December 3, 2018
  • Location: Holland, Michigan

Langeland-Sterenberg Funeral Home

315 E 16th St
Holland, MI 49423

Tel. (616) 392-2306

Tribute & Message From The Family

Warren Kendall Parker (Pete) age 88, of Holland, passed away peacefully with his family by his side on Monday, December 3, 2018.

He was born on February 15, 1930 in Dayton, Ohio. Warren is survived by his wife of 63 years, Patricia (Brunn), daughters, Jill Kempter of Grand Rapids, Jennifer Ernst (Darryl) of Richmond, Virginia, Sarah Schuch of Holland, Gretchen Parker of Oxford, Ohio; four grandchildren, Matthew Schuch, Paul Kempter, Grace Kempter, Eric Schuch. He was preceded in death by his son-in-law, David Schuch.

Warren was a member of Grace Episcopal Church, a veteran of the Navy serving during the Korean War and a member of Beta Theta Pi at Miami University, Oxford, OH.

As a child, he enjoyed fishing and sailing during family vacations in Northern Michigan. His love for boats continued throughout his life. Warren's kind, generous and fun-loving personality touched many lives; he was truly one of a kind.

He enjoyed a challenge and was successful in careers which included hospitality, marketing, sales, accounting and administration. Warren served as president in Rotary International, Walloon Lake Association and Pointe Lake Association.

Visitation will be Friday, December 7 from 5-7 p.m. at Langeland-Sterenberg Funeral Home, 315 E. 16th St. Holland. A memorial service will be Saturday, December 8 at 10:00 AM at Grace Episcopal Church, 555 Michigan Ave. Holland with Rev. Jennifer Adams officiating. Interment will be in Pilgrim Home Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be given to Hospice of Holland or Hope for Humanity, Inc. (www.hopeforhumanityinc.org). www.langelandsterenberg.com.


Condolence & Memory Journal

Offering our sincere condolences. May the God of love comfort your heart and make you firm in your time of grief. 2 Thessalonians 2:16,17.

Posted by A friend   December 18, 2018

I am so sorry. Warren was so open and friendly. My thoughts and prayers are with you.

Posted by Barb Vincensi - Holland, MI - Friend   December 08, 2018

Dear Aunt Pat, Jill, Jenny, Sarah and Gretchen, thinking of you on the loss of your husband and father. So many great memories at Walloon Lake with him and all of you. I bet he, Dad and Jim are all up there on a wooden Chris Craft drinking their favorite cocktail and tooling around the lake. Prayers your way. Love Geoff and family.

Posted by Geoff Parker - Dayton, OH - Family   December 08, 2018

We mourn the passing of Warren as we pray for the comfort and solace of his wife, Pat and his daughters. We were blessed in knowing Warren through Grace Episcopal Church and always enjoyed hearing stories from him about his varied and interesting life. Even now we cherish the memory of sitting behind Warren and Pat at Grace in what seemed to be our "assigned pews." Warren rarely missed attending a wooden boat show and we imagine him sitting in his beautifully finished Cris-Craft boat with a line in the water as he waits for Pat.
We will miss sharing the "Peace" with Warren, but know that he now enjoys the best peace of all.

Posted by Joan and David Austin - Holland, MI - Friend   December 07, 2018

My deepest sympathies. May the "God of all comfort," help to ease the pain of your grief during this time.(1 Cor 1:3,4,,,

Posted by A friend   December 07, 2018

We share your sorrow in losing Warren from his earthly home. You all are very special friends, and we cry with you. But, as you know, our memories of all the happy events we shared will live on. With all our love, Duff and Janice.

Posted by Janice Smith - Petoskey, MI - Family Friend   December 05, 2018


We are so very sorry for your loss of this cherished man who meant so much to your family and community. We send our love and lift you up in prayers for peace and comfort. Sue & Tom Valiquett

Posted by susan valiquett - Henrico, VA - Friend   December 05, 2018

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