Mardell Morris Parker, for whom Parker Junior High in Flossmoor is named, died Sunday, March 17, in Tierra Verde, Florida. He was 93. Mr. Parker was a native of Rock Island, Illinois. He served during World War II as a secret message courier with the U.S. Army Signal Corps. After the war, he enrolled at Augustana College and joined the Illinois Naval Militia. He was called up for duty during the Korean Conflict, and served on a Navy vessel patrolling the Persian Gulf. He graduated from Augustana and went on to earn a master’s degree in . . .
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