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David James Parker

October 6, 1950January 1, 2021

David “Dave” Parker, 70, of Davenport, Iowa passed away Friday, January 1,2021 after a long courageous battle with Parkinson’s Disease. A celebration of life will be held at a later date. Memorials in Dave’s name may be made to The Davis Phinney Foundation for Parkinson's ( or St. Paul Lutheran Church, Davenport, Iowa. Weerts Funeral Home is assisting the family.

Dave was born on October 6, 1950 in Toronto, Canada to Rev. James and Marilynn Parker. He graduated from St. Ambrose University with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Information Technology. Dave was married to Paula Scott in 1970, they eventually divorced. He later married Lori Mirfield in 1987. Dave loved music and ultra cycling (long distance bicycling) before his health declined. After he was not able to participate in ultra cycling events, he along with his good friend and fellow cyclist, Joe Jamison, founded Ultra Midwest and organized various races; he also founded Big Dogs which was a community website for Ultra cyclist to log their miles and give support on race days. Dave also enjoyed photography. He was a true fighter and never let Parkinson’s Disease rule his life.

Those left to honor his memory are his wife Lori; children Blaise Parker, Dylan (Tia), and Taylor; grandchildren Ayva, Cameron, and Antigone; siblings Mary (Rodney) Parker, Tim (Angela) Parker, and Eve (Tom) Parker; nephews: Parker, Ellis, and Dieter; niece, Mandy; and great-nephews Arlo and Eero. He was preceded in death by his parents.


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Tom Berry

January 11, 2021

I worked with Dave while at McGladrey (later RSM). He was always respectful and consciencious to all. I enjoyed working with Dave. He would take the extra time and effort to find the root cause of issues. Lori my thoughts are with you and your family.

Juleann Miller

January 8, 2021

Lori I am so very sorry for your loss. Know that I am thinking and praying for peace for you and your family.

Sister Joan Lescinski CSJ

January 7, 2021

Dear Lori and all the family, please know that all of us at St. Ambrose University hold you in prayer as you mourn Dave's passing. May you know the comfort of the support and love of family, friends and colleagues. Sister Joan Lescinski, CSJ on behalf of all at St. Ambrose