Wilbur Lowell Parman

Wilbur Lowell Parman

Wilbur Lowell Parman

Cedar Rapids

Wilbur Lowell Parman, 87, of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, passed away on Tuesday, Feb. 28, 2023, at Mercy Medical Center. Funeral services will be held 11 a.m. Saturday, March 4, at First Baptist Church, 1260 29th St., Marion, Iowa. The family will greet friends one hour prior to the service at the church. Burial to follow at Cedar Memorial Park Cemetery.

Lowell was born March 27, 1935, in Delphos, Iowa. He was born to Cordia and Albert Parman. Lowell grew up in the Bedford, Iowa area. He graduated from Bedford High School in 1954 where he met the love of his life, Sondra Sawyer. They married June 12, 1955.

Lowell is survived by his wife, Sondra; their three children: a son, Thomas (Linda) Parman of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, and their children, Benjamin (Mackenzie) Parman of Phoenix, Ariz., Kelsey Parman of Iowa City, Iowa, and Hailey Sojka of San Diego, Calif.; a daughter, Kimberly Parman of Cedar Rapids, Iowa; a son, Todd (Jamie) Parman of Goodyear, Ariz., and their children, Kailee (Cole) Meskimen of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, Cody (Jackie) Parman of Waukee, Iowa, Gage Poston of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, and Autumn Poston of Des Moines, Iowa; and four great-grandchildren, Stella Claire Meskimen, Saylor Elise Meskimen, and Sawyer Cline Meskimen and Everett Lowell Parman. Also surviving is a sister, Frances Goetz of Orient, Iowa; brothers-in-law, Bob (Catherine) Sawyer and Tom (Claire) Sawyer.

Lowell had a variety of jobs and interests in his life including owning a barber shop, cutting meat, coaching kids league baseball, welding and being a handyman. He loved following his beloved Cubs, Packers, and Hawkeyes almost as much as he loved spending time with his family. He was an avid wine maker and had his own private vineyard where he produced his “Lo-Par”. He also loved playing cards, especially Pitch, and enjoyed a trip to the casino to play penny slots. He was a longtime member of First Baptist Church and had many cherished friends there.

The family would like to thank Mercy Medical Center and Boyson Heights Assisted Living for all the love and support they provided for Dad.

Memorial donations may be directed to the First Baptist Church, 1260 29th St., Marion, Iowa, or the American Diabetes Association, diabetes.org/?form=Donate or a organization of the donors choice.

Condolences may be left at www.cedarmemorial.com under obituaries.

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