Chester B. Parrish, 92, died Oct. 6, 2013, in North Branch. He was born in Duluth, Minn., to Mabel (ne;e Sanford) and John Parrish. He served in the U.S. Navy during WWII in the Pacific Theater. He married Dorothy Beasley, and together they farmed for many years in Rush City and then owned and operated “Chets Service and Repair” in North Branch for over 30 years.
Preceded in death by his parents and wife, Dorothy. Survived by children, Patricia Parrish (Dave Schaffer); Michael (Melinda) Parrish; Kathleen (Ray) Watkins; Cynthia (Craig) Dyrdahl; Colette (Jim) Zunk; Jon (Jill) Parrish and many grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Memorial service will be held at 11 a.m., Wednesday, Oct. 9, 2013, at Mattson Funeral Home, 343 North Shore Dr., Forest Lake. The family will greet friends from 4 to 7 pm on Tuesday, Oct. 8, 2013, at Mattson Funeral Home and one hour prior to service. Interment at Fort Snelling National Cemetery.
Mattson Funeral Home and Cremation Services: 651-464-3556, www.mattsonfuneralhome.com.