Clifford “Skip” Parvin, age 69 of Homestead, Iowa, died Monday, February 17, 2014 at Mercy Medical Center in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. Funeral Service: 7 P.M. Thursday, February 20, 2014, Meadow Hill Christian Fellowship Church, Homestead, Iowa, with Rev. Diane Buswell officiating. Visitation: 4 to 7 P.M. Thursday at the church prior to the service. Burial: 1:00 P.M. Friday, February 21, 2014, Brooks Cemetery, Brooks, Iowa. A memorial fund has been established. Kloster Funeral Home, Marengo is in charge of arrangements.
He is survived by his wife, Jean; two sons, Randy Parvin (Kendi) of Monona, WI, and Kevin Parvin (Kristi) of Homestead; four grandchildren, and a great-granddaughter. Also surviving are a brother Edward Parvin (Rita) of Muscatine; and two sisters, Karen Von Lienen (Ron) of Marengo, and Susan Spidle (Duane) of Peyton, CO. He was preceded in death by his parents.
Clifford Paul “Skip” Parvin was born June 30, 1944 in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, the son of Frank and Elizabeth Rettig Parvin. He attended the Amana High School and later received his GED. Skip served in the U.S. Army for 3 years, during the Korean Conflict. He was employed for the Amana Farms for several years. He went to work for Oehl Plumbing in Amana, then managed the Amana Society Plumbing and Heating from 1986-2005, retiring at that time. He and Jean Peterson Hill were married on August 21, 1992 in Williamsburg, Iowa. They made their home in West Amana. He was a member of Meadow Hill Christian Fellowship Church in Homestead.