Kenneth Parrish, 86, passed away on November 24, 2020, following a brief illness. Kenneth served proudly in the Marines for 21 years, worked with many Veteran groups after his retirement and was a lifelong member of the Marine Corps league. He was excited to be apart of Lake County Honor Flight #8, and visiting the many military memorials and Arlington Cemetery. He is survived by his wife, Carol; his sons, Jeff (Sue) Parrish, Mark (Cathy) Parrish; his daughter, Tami (Michael) Fisher; his daughter-in-law, Leda Parrish; and his step-daughters, Mary Cunningham Stavrou and Kelley (Frank) Cunningham Lanuto. He loved being Grandpa (Papa) to his 14 grandchildren and many great-grandchildren. He is preceded in death by his first wife, Marjorie; his son, Kevin; and his great-grandson, Marty Pletz. A memorial service will be held at a later date, followed by burial at Fort Sheridan. As he always said, “Once a Marine, always a Marine.”
The funeral arrangements were entrusted to Strang Funeral Chapel & Crematorium, 410 E. Belvidere Rd. Grayslake, IL 60030. For more information please contact (847)223-8122 or log onto www.strangfuneral.org.