Ideen Parks

April 28, 1924 ~ March 27, 2021 (age 96)


Ideen Parks, age 96 of Oxford (formerly of Chetek) passed away peacefully at her daughter’s home on Saturday, March 27, 2021.  Ideen was born April 28, 1924 in Chetek to Elvin and Lillian (Paulsrud) Bronstad. She graduated from Chetek High School in 1942 and married Steve Parks on August 30, 1946. Ideen worked as a waitress in many Supper Clubs in the Chetek and Rice Lake areas. After she retired, she continued to work at Keg and Kork in Chetek.  Ideen was a member of the Ladies V.F.W. Post 10331 and the American Legion Post 179.  She will be deeply missed by family and friends.

Ideen is survived by her children: Kelly (Katie) Parks of Springbrook, Pam Parks of Stoughton, Peg (Jeff) Traeder of Oxford and Tim Parks of Dallas, TX as well nine grandchildren, 19 great-grandchildren and 8 great-great-grandchildren.  She is also survived by her special caregiver, Jill and brothers: Dennis Bronstad of San Diego, Bryce (Geri) Bronstad of Stoughton and sisters-in-law: Ann Bronstad of Minnesota and Garnet Bronstad of Chetek.  Ideen is further survived by many nieces and nephews.

Ideen is preceded in death by her parents, husband, Steve, brothers: Elno, Lyle, Roger, Herman, Doug, Basil, and Kenny as well as sisters: Corky and Sharon.

A Celebration of Ideen's Life will take place in the Summer of 2021.

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