Ideen Parks

Ideen Parks, 96, of Oxford, Wis., (formerly of Chetek, Wis.) passed away peacefully at her daughter’s home on Saturday, March 27, 2021.

Ideen was born April 28, 1924, in Chetek to Elvin and Lillian (Paulsrud) Bronstad. She graduated from Chetek High School in 1942 and married Steve Parks on Aug. 30, 1946.

Ideen worked as a waitress in many supper clubs in the Chetek and Rice Lake, Wis., areas. After she retired, she continued to work at Keg N’ Kork in Chetek. Ideen was a member of the Ladies V.F.W. Post 10331 and the American Legion Post 179. She will be deeply missed by family and friends.

Ideen is survived by her children, Kelly (Katie) Parks, of Springbrook, Wis., Pam Parks, of Stoughton, Wis., Peg (Jeff) Traeder, of Oxford, and Tim Parks of Dallas, Texas; as well as nine grandchildren; 19 great-grandchildren and eight great-great-grandchildren. She is also survived by her special caregiver, Jill; brothers, Dennis Bronstad, of San Diego, Calif., and Bryce (Geri) Bronstad, of Stoughton; and sisters-in-law, Ann Bronstad, of Minnesota, and Garnet Bronstad, of Chetek. Ideen is further survived by many nieces and nephews.

Ideen is preceded in death by her parents; husband, Steve; and brothers, Elno, Lyle, Roger, Herman, Doug, Basil and Kenny; as well as sisters, Corky and Sharon.

A celebration of Ideen’s life will take place in the Summer of 2021.

Crawford Funeral and Cremation Service of Oxford and Montello, Wis., is honored to be serving the family.

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