Robert Allen "Bob" Parkin
1929 - 2021

June 21, 1929 ˜ May 24, 2021

Bob was born in Bismarck, ND, to Paul and Viola Parkin and lived on a farm in Steele, ND, He met his wife Mary Ann in high school and they were married in Wibaux, MT, on New Years Eve, 1949. Bob owned a grocery store in Steele and while living there a son, Paul and daughter, Peggy were born. The store was sold and the family moved to Bismarck, where he was a mechanic for the VW dealer. A daughter, Tammy, was born there. In 1966, the family moved to Dillon, MT, where Bob was a service manager at a car dealership. In 1969, the family moved to Vancouver, WA, where he worked as an insurance adjuster for State Farm. After his retirement in 1991, he and Mary Ann traveled in their motor home until 2005, visiting 49 states. Winters were spent in AZ during that same time. They also spent time at the WA beaches. Bob enjoyed going to bingo, doing puzzles, watching the news and his own weather stations.
He was an Army veteran, a member of the American Legion, active in a camper’s club and a member of Grace Lutheran Church in Vancouver.
He was preceded in death by his parents, one brother, and his wife of 67 years, Mary Ann.
Bob is survived by his children, Paul (Linda), Peggy, and Tammy; three grandchildren, Katie, Geno and Christopher; and five great-grandchildren, Trey, Liam, James, Penelope, and Charles.
In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Grace Lutheran Church, Vancouver, WA.
A service will be held at a later date.
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Published by The Columbian on Jun. 6, 2021.
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Dirk and I want to say we are sad to hear your Father passed away.
Soon,, you'll be able to think of hin without sadness..
You'll be able to think of him without sadness.
You'll remember the good times land the love you shared with him
Our thoughts and Prayers are with you.
Debby & Dirk Uilenberg
Deborah Uilenberg
June 6, 2021
My dad taught me lots of things; mechanical,around the house,gardening, hunting etc. I will miss his advice. Love to both of you Dad and Mom.

Paul Parkin
June 6, 2021
My father took care of me as a child, put up with those wonderful teen years and offered advice when I was an adult. What more could you ask for? Love and miss you dad, tell mom I love her too.
Peggy Woodruff
June 6, 2021
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