Maxine L. Parker, 87, Charles City

Maxine L. Parker, age 87 of Charles City, Iowa, passed away Thursday, March 29, 2018 at the Chautauqua Guest Home in Charles City.

A funeral service for Maxine Parker will be held at 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, April 3, 2018 at Hauser Funeral Home with Pastor Wendy Johannesen of West St. Charles Church and Grace United Methodist Church officiating. Burial will take place at Sunnyside Memory Garden in rural Charles City.

A visitation will be from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. Monday, April 2, 2018 at Hauser Funeral Home and continue one hour prior to the service on Tuesday.

Maxine LaVonne (Sigler) Parker, the daughter of Martin and Dorothy Sigler, was born on August 4, 1930, at her grandparents’ home, Guy and Bertha Jenkins, in Rudd, Iowa. At the age of 3 she moved with her parents south of Rudd. She attended grade school at Ulster #2 and graduated from Rudd high school in 1947. She started her 37 year career with Northwestern Bell Co. immediately following graduation.

On September 9, 1948, she married Calvin Swancutt, they later divorced. On October 25, 1952, she was united into marriage to Gerald “Jerry” M. Parker, to this union eight children were born, Starla, Sheila, Dana, Jerry Lee, ZoAnne, Brent, Michelle, and Glade.

Maxine enjoyed traveling, genealogy, and spending time with her family at holidays and get-togethers.

Living family members include her children: Starla (Tom Hildman) Vega, Dana (Barbara) Parker, Jerry Lee (Jeannie) Parker, Brent (Julie) Parker, Michelle (Gary) Brandt, Glade (Valerie) Parker; grandchildren: Brock Kielty, Brandan (Emily) Kielty, Alohna Ammons, Heather (Josh) Weber, Haley (Joel) King, Lindsay Parker, Larissa Parker, Casey (CJ) Parker, Ryan (Mandi) Parker, Ben (Ccelssii) Parker, Tyler (Tyler) Parker, Trent (Brittany) Parker, Renae Parker (Ryan Huinker), Casi Roethler (Andy Roff), Levi Roethler, Dallas Parker; 21 great-grandchildren; special friend and caregiver, Luz Arenas; and many nieces, nephews, other family members and friends.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Gerald “Jerry” in 2002; two infant daughters: Sheila and ZoAnne; sisters: Buelah Mae Sigler and Connie Kantaris; brothers: Martin D. Sigler and Larry Sigler; parents: Martin and Dorothy Sigler; and grandparents: Alonzo and Myrtle Sigler, Guy and Bertha Jenkins.

Hauser Funeral Home, (641) 228-2323, in Charles City, is in charge of local arrangements. Online condolences may be left for the family at

Chris Berg

Chris was born in Webster City and raised in Charles City. As a young kid, he would always be caught singing along to songs on the radio. He says he's good at karaoke but we think otherwise. ;) In his free time, he enjoys beginning new projects at home and hardly ever finishing them. Chris lives in Charles City with his wife Vicki and a daughter Brynlee.

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