Earl L. Park
December 31, 1919 - March 23, 2020
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Earl Landson Park,  the Son of Oscar B and Kate Hairing Park was born December 31, 1919 in Galesburg, Illinois, grew up in Wapella, Illinois, graduated from Wapella Community High School in 1937 and then in June 1941 received his Bachelors Degree in Agricultural Economics from the University of Illinois at Urbana/Champaign, Illinois.  From June 1941…

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Junior & Lynn Minth left a message on April 2, 2020:
We are so sorry to hear of Earl’s passing. We met Earl when we purchased his home in Westport. He was very interesting & full of information. We enjoyed our visits with him. He dearly loved his roses & we shall do our best to continue caring for them. We extend our prayers to the family.
Ron and sharon Baker left a message on March 27, 2020:
Earl was our Westport neighbor and our friend. He left behind a legacy of bulbs, roses and perineals around his home, his biggest legacy was probably seven years ago for our soup dinner of 22 people he made beautiful delicious strawberry parfaits for each of us. He lived next door to my mother in law in Westminster I would pop in and say hello one day he has the Farm world newspaper spread on his bed. I’m like earl what ya doing oh reading the back page which was all the farm market details, hey Earl that paper is published in my home town. I know most the people who publish that paper. He smiled. He left a legacy of a kind smile and gentleness with nature. Except for the slugs he drown in beer!
Ron and sharon Baker left a message on March 27, 2020:
Earl was our Westport neighbor and our friend. He left behind a legacy of bulbs, roses and perineals around his home, his biggest legacy was probably seven years ago for our soup dinner of 22 people he made beautiful delicious strawberry parfaits for each of us. He lived next door to my mother in law in Westminster I would pop in and say hello one day he has the Farm world newspaper spread on his bed. I’m like earl what ya doing oh reading the back page which was all the farm market details, hey Earl that paper is published in my home town. I know most the people who publish that paper. He smiled. He left a legacy of a kind smile and gentleness with nature. Except for the slugs he drown in beer!
Janet Thompson left a message on March 27, 2020:
All of us on B-2 were fond of Earl and will miss him. We were so glad to celebrate his 100th birthday with him. He was a remarkable individual and I felt blessed to be his next door neighbor. My thoughts and prayers are with all his family. Blessings!
Terry and Lynne Phillips left a message on March 27, 2020:
We will miss Earl very much. When we first moved to Westminster on B4 he greeted us right away. What a classy gentleman. Terry knew him from Purdue and Rotary and I remember him as the elderly gentleman who rode his bicycle in Arbor Chase each night. We were all excited when he turned 100 on New Years Eve. We were honored to wish him Happy Birthday.
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Teresa Sears left a message on March 26, 2020:
I am very sorry to hear of your dad's passing. I was his secretary when he returned to Indiana to head the Statistical Reporting Service in Indiana. I really enjoyed working for him. He was a very kind person. I also enjoyed see and talking to him at the MCL while he was having lunch on some Sundays. I hope he was able to enjoy the surprise birthday party I was told about for his 100th birthday. You have my sympathy. Teresa Sears
Teresa Sears left a message on March 26, 2020:
I am very sorry to hear of your dad's passing. I was his secretary when he returned to Indiana to head the Statistical Reporting Service in Indiana. I really enjoyed working for him. He was a very kind person. I also enjoyed see and talking to him at the MCL while he was having lunch on some Sundays. I hope he was able to enjoy the surprise birthday party I was told about for his 100th birthday. You have my sympathy. Teresa Sears
Otto Doering left a message on March 26, 2020:
Earl was incredibly kind and helpful to me as a beginning faculty member at Purdue. In the 70's I got involved in early climate and agricultural production work and Earl just made things happen so that we could get the information we needed. He also made sure we didn't make mistakes and have egg on our face. A true professional and a kind individual. Otto Doering
Mary Jo Wark left a message on March 26, 2020:
Dear Mark, Terri, Brandon, and Madison. I am so sorry to hear about your loss. Sending condolences and virtual hugs your way. In Sympathy, Mary Jo
Carrie Butler Bowman left a message on March 26, 2020:
Dear Mark and Steve, My heartfelt condolences. Your parents were a wonderful couple. Supporting all of us during our adolescent years to adulthood. Your dad's strength and wisdom continued to influence me still today. He will be greatly missed by my family.
Carrie Butler Bowman left a message on March 26, 2020:
Dear Mark and Steve, My heartfelt condolences. Your parents were a wonderful couple. Supporting all of us during our adolescent years to adulthood. Your dad's strength and wisdom continued to influence me still today. He will be greatly missed by my family.
Soller-Baker Funeral Homes, Inc. left a message:
Please accept our deepest condolences for your family's loss.
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