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Ridge Funeral Home

6620 West Archer Ave, Chicago, IL

OBITUARY

Erika T. Parks

October 15, 1935August 31, 2020
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Erika Parks, age 84, passed away Monday August 31, 2020. She is survived by her 2 sons, Scott and Robert (Diana) and two grandchildren. Erika is preceded in death by her husband, Raymond. Private interment at Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery.

After marrying an USAF SSgt, Erika immigrated to the United States from Germany in 1954. Erika taught herself English by solving crossword puzzles and listening to AM radio. Before starting a family in Chicago, Erika worked at International Harvester as an Executive Secretary. Erika had decades-long active and leadership involvement in many volunteer civic and social organizations including the Jaycees, West Elsdon Civic Association, American Legion Square Post Auxiliary, and PTA's of her sons' schools. Erika was a devoted mother and wife, a good neighbor, and a loyal friend who left indelible impressions on everyone she met.

In lieu of memorials, please vote. Arrangements entrusted to Ridge Funeral Home (Edward A. Tylka Manager/Director), 6620 W. Archer Ave., Chicago, IL 60638. Info: 773-586-7900.

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Julie Slawniak

September 10, 2020

On behalf of the Southwest Side Senior Service Organization please accept our deepest condolences on the loss of Erika. She was a big part of the senior center. She and Ray donated so much of their time and talent here. They will be greatly missed by all.

Tina Smith

August 31, 2020

Sorry for your loss. May the God of all comfort support you during this time of grief. 2cor.1:3

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