Bernard E. "Bernie" Parker, age 79, of Elwood, passed away on Friday, January 20, 2023, at Beaumont Rehab and Healthcare Center in Anderson.
Bernie was born in Elwood, on January 21, 1943, to the late Hugh and Nellie (McCeary) Parker. On September 29, 1961, Bernie married Judy (Harting) Parker, they shared 49 years of marriage before she preceded him in death on February 8, 2010.
Bernie was retired from Steel Slitting in Elwood, where he was a fork truck driver for many years. He enjoyed fishing, playing bingo, and cards, especially Poker.
Bernie is survived by three daughters, Christina Parker, Cherryl Adams, and Cathy (husband David) Martin all of Elwood; 15 grandchildren, Phillip (wife Michelle) Thompson, Samantha Thompson, Christa (husband Jeremiah) Lewis, Niki (husband Wayne) Everling, Dena Parker, Christopher Martin, Jamie (wife Zandy) Vautaw, Susanna Parker, Sarah(Deaton) Martin, Jessica Martin, Heather Haulk, Benjamin (wife Holli) Simmons, Josh (wife Chassity) Parker, Jonathan (fiancee Sarah Marshall) Parker, and Jessica Parker; and 40 great-grandchildren.
In addition to his parents, and wife, Bernie was preceded in death by his son Mike Parker.
Visitation will be Wednesday, January 25, 2023, from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm, at Dunnichay Funeral Home, 1113 S. Anderson Street, Elwood, Indiana.
A funeral service to honor Bernie's life will begin at 1pm on Wednesday at the funeral home with Rev. Trent Fern officiating.
Private family burial will take place at a future date in Elwood City Cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Dunnichay Funeral Home to help offset expenses.
Online condolences can be given at www.dunnichayfuneralhome.com