|Remembering Gordon Parr|
Gordon A. Parr, former UND Barber Shop employee, died May 11, at Altru Hospital. He was 67.
Gordy Parr, the son of Harry and Mildred (McGlynn) Parr, was born May 30, 1940 in Oslo, Minn. He graduated from Oslo High School in 1958, and married Bonnie Quern in Oslo on June 23, 1961. He served in the National Guard with the 231st Medical Unit. Parr attended the Moler Barber College in Fargo, N.D. He farmed in the Oslo, Minn., area and was also a barber at UND for many years. He owned and operated Gordy's Carpet in Grand Forks.
He is survived by his wife, Bonnie, of East Grand Forks, three daughters, Karla Parr of Grand Forks, Dawn (Jeff) Parr-Bowen of East Grand Forks, and Heather (Joe) McCartan of Eden Prairie, Minn., four grandchildren, and siblings, Beverly (Jim) Townsend of Huntington Beach, Calif., Keitha Purnell of Aurora, Colo., Gail Grassel of Grand Forks, Harry (Pat) Parr of Clifton, Va., Paulette Reiten of Detroit Lakes, Minn., and Kaye (James) Vanyo of Grand Forks, plus many nieces and nephews.
Parr was preceded in death by his parents.