In Memory

Dick Parssinen

Parssinen, Richard C. "Dick" The world has lost a wonderful man. Dick, age 72, of Bloomington, died February 25th at N. C. Little Hospice. Survived by wife of 50 years, Sue; children, Christine (Todd) Dahl, Katie (Bobby) Lodmill, and Scott (Jess) Parssinen; 5 beloved grandchildren, Lauren, Travis, Tanner, Ryan and Drew; and brother, Terry (Carol). Services will be held in May or June. Full notice at that time.

Published on March 4, 2017

We are planning to hold Dick's memorial service at 1:00 on Saturday, June 24th, 2017 It will be at Plymouth Church in Minneapolis, where we were married. Please come and celebrate his life!

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08/08/17 09:03 PM #1    

Jim May

 Entering Jr. High, I was lucky enough to meet and become a good friend of Dick Parssinen.  We actually played a lot of sports against each other before that as I came from Fulton and he from Armitage.  We became teammates on the sophomore baseball team and later varsity...what fun!!  You always knew when Dick was pitching we could win any game.

Even though I couldn't see golf as a "real" sport, Dick did and we got a chance to play together.  My dad even made up a backyard putting green at our lake cabin on Lake Bavaria, where Dick came often, even to water-ski.  Our last golf round together will never be forgotten.  It was at a Guest Day at Hazeltine when our foursome actually won some big "bucks" by taking second place.  He was the star on our team even though he suffered some effects from his Parkinson.  Dick also set up a special welcome at the Scottish golf course, Castle Stuart, through his cousin Mark, when he learned we were going to be traveling there the following week to attend the 2014 Ryder Cup at Gleneagles.

Besides all the fun times we had in sports, we also double dated a lot when he met Sue Deputy who became the long, wonderful "love of his life."

Dick will always be remembered by me for the good times and the bad.  His stroke occurred when we weren't near by so that when I could visit we had to just view pictures of some golfing together and smile at great memories.  I also live with the regret that because of an annual Canadian father, son, grandson fishing trip, I could not attend his funeral to express my love and appreciation of a great friend...Dick Parssinen.


Bob Nordland

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