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Henry Joseph Parchem


March 1, 2019

Henry Joseph “Skip” Parchem, 77, of Knoxville, Tenn. passed away Feb. 12, 2019 in his home surrounded by family.

He was born April 17, 1941 in Duluth, Minn. to Henry and Marcella Parchem. Prior to moving to Tennessee, he co-owned Cloquet Implement. He was a member of the U.S. Coast Guard Reserve. In 1964 he married the love of his life, Karen (Du Long) Parchem.

He was preceded in death by his father Henry Parchem, mother Marcella (Sternal) Cool and sister Barbara (William) Kortie.

He is survived by his loving wife of 54 years; children Patrick (Jolayne) Parchem, Terrie (Corky) Roe, Susan Parchem Sloan and Timothy (Rhonda) Parchem; sister Marilyn (James) Hill; brothers Gerald (Nancy) Cool and Kim (Bonnie) Cool; and 13 grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren.

A celebration of life will be held after the passing of his beloved wife.


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