Barbara Parker

Barbara Parker

Barbara Lynn Parker, 61, loving wife, mother and grandmother, died Wednesday, February 26, 2014 at Hanson Hospice Center in Stevensville, Michigan, surrounded by her family.

Barb was born March 6, 1952 in Detroit, Michigan, to Frank and Anna (Schmitz) Zirzow, she was the youngest of their 4 daughters. She grew up in the Detroit area where she raised her children. She moved to Three Oaks in the early 1990’s and on March 6, 1995 she married Kirk Parker in New Buffalo, Michigan. She liked playing games on the computer with friends she met the world over. Her favorite game was POGO. Barb was an animal lover, taking care of any animals that crossed her path. She especially enjoyed horses, watching shows about horses and interacting with horses. Her greatest joy in life was the love of her grandchildren. She enjoyed being with them and following their many activities.

Survivors include her husband Kirk Parker of Three Oaks; daughter Autumn (Rick) Strauss of Three Oaks; sons, Kenneth (Brooke Pitts) Champagne of Howell, Michigan and Robert (Andrea) Champagne of Redford, Michigan and grandchildren, Carl, Alex, Brian, Cassandra, Samantha, Levi, Lizzy, Tyler, Jocelyn and Robert.

Private family memorial services will be held.

Memorials may be made to Hospice at Home, 4025 Health Park Lane, St. Joseph, Michigan 49085.

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