Robert Parrott obituary
Robert “Bob” Raymond Parrott, 78, passed away on Oct. 27, 2020 while under hospice care at Green Prairie Rehabilitation Center in Plainview, Minn. Bob was born Nov. 2, 1941 in Lake City, Minn. to Raymond and Margaret (Burch) Parrott. He graduated from Lincoln High School in Lake City in 1959 and served in the Army Reserves in the 1960s. He was a proud Lake City native and one of the city’s most knowledgeable historians.
Bob married Marlene Fritz on June 15, 1973 in Waseca and they made their home in Lake City. He was involved in a number of the town’s service groups and organizations including the Lake City Police Reserves, Jaycees, Lake City Sportsman’s Club, Lake City Area Arts Council, Lake City Historical Society, Centennial Book Committee, Kiwanis Club, Children’s Theater Board, and the Phantoms Car Club.
While he was involved in a number of community groups, Bob was an active part of the Lake City Public Schools. He was a long-time member of the Band Boosters, served on the Lake City School Board, the Hiawatha Valley Educational District Board, and The Lake City Education Foundation. He also volunteered for a number of school events and trips as a chaperone and supervisor. He was even nominated by teachers in 1995 for the “WCCO Good Neighbor Award” because of his deep commitment and dedication to the schools. Bob was inducted into the Lake City Public School’s Hall of Fame in 2008 in the category of outstanding contributions.
Bob served a number of roles in the community but was most well-known for his photography. He photographed a number of weddings but was frequently seen capturing action shots at local high school sporting events and fine arts performances as a part of the Lake City Graphic staff. While not all of his shots made the local paper, he was always working hard to get them into the hands of the students.
Bob enjoyed taking vacations with his family, Vikings football, old cars, and catching up with friends. He could strike up a conversation with anyone, even a perfect stranger.
Bob is survived by his wife Marlene Parrott; daughter Stacy Loomis; granddaughter Chloe Loomis; sisters, Marjorie (Grant) Hayes, and Phillis Hanson. He was preceded in death by his parents, sister, Peggy Brunkhorst, and son-in-law Wade Loomis.
A Celebration of Life Gathering will be held from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 7 at Schleicher Funeral Homes, Lake City Chapel. Masks are required and please practice social distancing. Should friends desire, gifts may be given to the family or contributions may be made in Bob’s name to the Lake City Public Schools.
Arrangements by Schleicher Funeral Homes, Lake City Chapel. Guest register may be signed at www.schleicherfuneralhomes.com