Margaret “Maggie” Parmentier, 85, formerly of Green Bay and Neenah, passed away July 29, 2018 in Bettendorf, Iowa. Maggie was born in Green Bay, WI, on September 11, 1932, the daughter of the late Elmer J and Linda (Russart) Hedstrom. She had a ready smile and a warm, accepting heart. She loved to crochet, make Christmas ornaments and other crafts, and play games & cards, especially bridge. Maggie was a member of St John Vianney Catholic Church in Bettendorf for 45 years, serving in various ministries. She coordinated and prepared funeral luncheons, sewed altar cloths, crocheted countless prayer shawls and made fleece throws for the homeless. During one of her recent hospital stays she was given a prayer shawl from the Prayer Shawl Ministry. With the shawl draped over her shoulders, she felt the comfort that she herself had lovingly prepared for so many through this ministry.
Maggie is survived by her children, Lynn (Grant Murphy) Parmentier of Northfield, OH, Mark (Ann) Parmentier of Appleton, WI, Gregg Parmentier of St Paul, MN, Lisa Nelson of Bettendorf, IA, Jon (Chris) Parmentier of Austin, TX and Dan (Maria) Parmentier of Bettendorf, IA; eleven grandchildren, Shawn (Nikos), Eric, Peter (Mallory), Andrew (Elaine), Andrea, Stephanie, Jacqueline, Jeramiah, Zeb (Kelsey), Danielle and Amanda; five great-grandchildren, and extended family through marriage and friendship. She is also survived by a sister, Kathryn Janelle, a brother, Frank “Bud” (Doris) Hedstrom, a brother-in-law, Stephen “Steve” Parmentier, all of Green Bay and a sister-in-law, LaVern Hedstrom of Sheboygan, WI.
She was preceded in death by her husband, AJ “Ted” Parmentier, whom she married May 29, 1954, and who died July 3, 1989; three brothers, William, Robert “Bob” and Arthur “Art” Hedstrom; daughter-in-law, Myrna (Gregg) Parmentier and brother-in-law, Michael “Mike” Parmentier.
Visitation will take place on Saturday, October 20, 2018 at Lyndahl Funeral Home, 1350 Lombardi Avenue, from 10:00 am until the time of funeral service at 11:00 am with Deacon Jim Gauthier officiating. Maggie will be laid to rest beside her beloved Ted at Fort Howard Cemetery, Green Bay. Expressions of sympathy, memories and photos may be shared with Maggie’s family on her tribute page at www.lyndahl.com.
Memorial contributions may be made in Maggie’s memory to the Clarissa Cook Hospice House, 2546 Tech Dr, Bettendorf, IA 52722 or to Humility of Mary Housing, Inc, 3805 Mississippi Av, Davenport, IA 52807.