John J. Parr

John J. Parr, age 64, of Friendship, Wisconsin passed away Tuesday, May 29, 2018, at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Marshfield, Wisconsin.

A memorial gathering will be from 10:00 a.m. until 12:00 Noon on Saturday, June 16, 2018, at Roseberry’s Funeral Home in Friendship.   Interment will be at the Easton Cemetery. Pastor Sam Downey will officiate.  A celebration of life will be at 1:30 p.m. at the Corner Bar in Friendship.

John was born October 20, 1953, in Baraboo, Wisconsin to Willard and Belva (Neff) Parr.

He graduated from Adams-Friendship High School in 1971.

John worked for Premo Construction for over 40 years.

He enjoyed hunting, shooting pool, socializing, and watching the Brewers & Packers. Johnny also looked forward to his morning coffee and game show with neighbors.  He always had his garage door open for anyone who wanted to come in with a sign that read, “Garage Sitters Welcome.”

John was preceded in death by his parents, Willard & Belva Parr and brother-in-law, Marty Reichhoff.



Brother:  Bill (Dolly) Parr

Brother:  Ed Parr

Brother:  Jim (Elia) Parr

Sister:  JoAnn (David Dehmlow) Reichhoff

Niece:  Shannel Parr

Nephew:  Todd (Nicole) Parr

Niece:  Jennifer (Max) Parr-Murphy

Nephew:  Jason Reichhoff

Niece:  Melissa Parr

Niece:  Nikki (Hans) Thiel

Nephew:  Will (Cassie) Parr

Nephew:  Andy Parr

Niece:  Demi Parr

Half-Brother:  Chuck (Alice) Parr

Half-Sister:  Dee Davis

As Johnny would say, “I’m outta here.”

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  1. Sonja McLaughlin says:

    Deepest sympathy to all of the family!

  2. Jeff and Ginny Fritz says:

    Johnny was the best! We feel honored to have had such a great friend! We will miss our morning coffee and laughs! Sincere sympathy to the Parr family

  3. Sheldon and Donna Sundsmo says:

    so sorry for your loss

  4. Allen Baumgartner Sr says:

    Parr family ,please except our deepest sympathy. Johnny was a great guy ,remembering when he use to tend bar when it was the old bar, had a lot of fun . RIP my friend !Hope the beer is cold in heaven.

  5. Dody & Lawrence Klaus says:

    Till we meet again …. You will not be forgotten …. Heart felt Sympathy to your family.

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  7. Janis Rhinehart says:

    My sympathy to the Parr Family. Your in my thoughts and prayers.

  8. Judy Allen says:

    To the Parr family, you are all in our thoughts and prayers. So sorry for your loss. It is never easy to say good-by, cherish memories. He will always be Johnny to us. Dennis and Judy

  9. Bob & Debbie Fish says:

    Words cannot explain our feelings at times like these. Johnny was a wonderful guy. I’m sure he’s up in Heaven having a cold one with Belva. Our love & Prayers go out to Bill, Ed, Jimmy, Jo-Ann & families.

  10. Cathy Rathermel says:

    My sympathy to all of Johnny’s family. He was a good man. He had a smile that was contagion. I am sure he has the angels laughing already. Heaven will never be the same! Luv to all of his family. God bless

  11. Linda Rusch says:

    So sorry for your loss.

  12. Kathy Williams says:

    To the Parr Family…………….My sincere sympathy for John’s passing. God Bless all of you during this very sad time..

  13. Brian Babcock says:

    It is very hard saying goodbye to a good friend! I know it is definitely harder for the family do say goodbye. I have a lot of Great memories with Johnny and was hoping for more! If you knew Johnny well, one of his favorite things to say was “I’M OUTTA HERE” in that Great tone of voice he had. That always made me laugh! Johnny has said his last I’m outta here and I hate it… Love to the Parr Family!! Take Care.

  14. BJ Nachreiner and mom, Bonnie Nachreiner says:

    Mom and I want to express our sincere sympathy to all of Johnny’s family. He will be missed.

  15. Carol and Terry Schaetzka says:

    We will miss you at the game’s. Sorry for your loss.

  16. Jill and Duane Renner says:

    Sorry for your loss.

  17. Monnie says:

    May your memories bring you smiles. Love to you all.

  18. JoLynn Bakovka says:

    So sorry for your loss. Johnny always made me smile. He will be missed. Prayers to the Parr family.

  19. Patti (Wesely) Buttner says:

    JoAnn & Parr family, so sorry to hear of your loss.

  20. Jered and Lisa Massen says:

    Forever our neighbor! Our thoughts and prayers are with the Parr family now and forever!

  21. Karen Murphy (Rank) says:

    So sorry for your loss. My prayers and thoughts are with all of the family

  22. Barb Beyer says:

    Parr family,
    Bob and I are so sad to hear of John’s passing. The picture you chose is perfect! That great smile and mischievous sparkle in his eye says it all! I’ll remember him as a funny, friendly guy who had a great sense of humor and a good heart. I’ll miss seeing what woodworking masterpiece he had going on in his garage. What a loss! Sincere condolences.

  23. Marti Sopher and Judi Sopher says:

    Bill, Eddie and JnAnn,
    We’ll keep you and your family in our thoughts and prayers at this time of your loss. Johnny was consistently the same laid back, warm personality. He’ll be greatly missed by many!

  24. Bev Ward says:

    Prayers to the family. John was always pleasant and with a smile.

  25. Sandy Rogers says:

    JoAnn, Bill and family – Our prayers and thoughts are with you during this difficult time. Keep the memories and lean on your family and friends for comfort.

  26. Romie and Shirley Theisen says:

    Condolences to family and friends for your loss. Cherish the memories.

  27. Lloyd and Julie Ebert says:

    So very sorry for the loss of Johnny. Thoughts and prayers to all. May he rest in peace.

  28. Jim and Carol Carlson says:

    We always enjoyed seeing Johnny, having a beer or two and a good laugh. We will miss him.

  29. Sue Anderson says:

    So sorry for your loss. Johnny always had a ready and contagious smile. He will be greatly missed.

  30. Gordon Whitemarsh says:

    We’re very sorry to hear of the passing of your brother, thoughts and prayers go out to your family

  31. Donald Rathke says:

    Sorry for your loss… Prayers for the family.

  32. Marge Edwards says:

    Sorry for your loss, my condolences

  33. Deb says:

    My thoughts and prayers are with the entire family! Cherish all the great memories!

  34. Greg & Linda Sorenson says:

    Johnny was a good friend and will be missed. Greg enjoyed being one of the garage sitters.
    Our deepest sympathy to the Parr family.

  35. Wendy Delvis says:

    What a perfect picture! His smile was a wonderful thing and will be greatly missed. Ive learned losing someone is never easy, keep the wonderful memories of Johnny with you always. He was a great man that always made me and everyone around him smile. My heart goes out to all of you! His hugs will be missed.

  36. Pat Pietzak says:

    My sympathy to all of the Parr families. I remember when the Parr twins were born, it was a big event around the Easton area. Seems like such a short time ago. Rest in peace Johnny, we’ll miss you for sure.

  37. Michelle and Curt Pollex says:

    Prayers for the entire Parr family. So sorry for your loss. God’s comfort and hugs~

  38. Pam says:

    To the Parr family, I’m so sorry for your loss. John will be missed by so many. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.

  39. Mark & Peggy Williams Bond says:

    so sorry to hear about this. He was always fun to be around and his smile and laugh were contagious. We will miss him RIP and condolences to the family

  40. Kori Nawrot says:

    I’m so very sorry for your loss. I will miss seeing his mischievous smile and constant teasing whenever I saw him. What a character he was. Huge hugs and prayers to all of you.

  41. David and Cammie Quinn says:

    Our prayers go out to the Parr family. Always enjoyed seeing Johnny and talking about old times. His chuckle and smile will be missed.

  42. June Buchanan Stine says:

    To the Parr family, So sorry for your loss. Johnny was a wonderful person. My thoughts and prayers are with you at this time.

  43. Sally M Winchester says:

    Sorry to hear of John’s passing. He was a super nice guy!! Rip John!!

  44. Richard Moran Jr. says:

    I remember being a kid growing up down the road from Carlson’s and he would always give me and my sister quarters to play arcade games. Great guy and family friend until his last breath. RIP Johnny

  45. Lonnie Robbins Jr and Family says:

    Sorry for the families loss. Johnny will be greatly missed. Definitely one of the friendliest guys around. He will never be forgotten. RIP Johnny! We send our condolences and prayers to the family.

  46. Larry and Becky Oleson says:

    So sorry to hear of John’s passing. Our sincere sympathy to the entire family.

  47. Ray and Cheri Witz says:

    Ray and I send our prayers to the Parr family.

  48. Louis Ciszek says:

    -Condolences to John’s family and significant others. I knew John as an upbeat guy and a friend to all : always good natured, He will be missed. R.I.P. John.

  49. Kenneth Kotlowski says:

    race on juicer!
    r.i.p. buddy!

  50. Mary L Moore says:

    Ross & I send our our sincerest sympathy to the Parr Family on your loss of Johnny.

  51. Nick Hiller says:

    Such a great guy, going to be missed! A lot of great memories! RIP

  52. Evelyn & Larry Johnston( York) says:

    To the Parr Family, I am so sorry for your loss. Johnny, was always an easy going, fun loving guy. Had a smile, that could lift anyones spirit. He will be missed. RIP Johnny.♡

  53. Delores Rockwell Benish says:

    Shocked and saddened to hear of John’s passing….John kept the school bus rides so many years ago very interesting to say the least…as years went by it was always a pleasure to catch up on life happenings when our paths crossed……JoAnn words cannot express my heartfelt sympathy for your twin to be gone from his earthly body and you to carry on with out a part of your beginning…….we are the one’s dying his eternal life is just beginning….may you and your loved ones find peace in the days ahead……Condolence to the entire Parr families in this time of your loss…..

  54. Terry Moore says:

    So sad to hear we have lost one of our most beloved classmates. So many good memories. My thoughts are with the family and all of us whose hearts he touched.

  55. Lori Langer says:

    I am so sorry for your loss. Prayers to the family.

  56. Ken & Lizz Flory says:

    So sorry for your loss. Johnny always had a smile for everybody. He will be missed.

  57. Peglecy says:

    So sorry on your loss

  58. From Rog and Ellen Chambers. says:

    To the Parr family, our family send their love and condolences. John was a neat man and will be missed.

  59. Dennis and Denise Cochrane says:

    So sorry he will be missed by many a great guy and friend rip Johnny

  60. Denise and Jim Straka says:

    Sorry for your loss. He always made me laugh! Going to miss him.

  61. Donna Splitter says:

    So sorry for your loss to the Parr family–HUGS.

  62. Tom and Deborah Schweda says:

    Sorry for ur loss. Prayers to you and your family.

  63. Lloyd and Pam VanBeek says:

    To the Parr family. So sorry for your loss. He was a wonderful person. Our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time.

  64. Dennis Chaffee says:

    Johnny was always a good friend. Always a big grin for those he knew. He will be missed.

  65. Peggy and Buck Sleeman says:

    We are so sorry for your loss of Johnny. We have always enjoyed being around him.. He could always make you laugh. RIP Johnny.

  66. Lois and Herb Babcock says:

    Sorry to hear of your loss. No matter when or where he always had a smile on his face.

  67. Craig an Carol Campbell says:

    So sorry for your loss

  68. Valerie Mecklenurg-Holland says:

    So sorry everyone…he had a smile for everyone & made so many smile.

  69. Ronald and Myrna Hammond Klaus. says:

    Sorry for your loss.

  70. Russ Conner says:

    I have been part of this wonderful family for 5 years now and what I will never forget is the day I met Johnny he told me he hopes I keep coming back. He told me how happy he was that me and Melissa were getting married. I always enjoyed our talks. Johnny is a great man. He always had me laughing and his laugh would make me laugh even more. He is going to be truly missed. Heaven sure isn’t going to be the same now. But I know he will be with everyone everyday in our hearts in our minds and with the endless stories his memory will never fade. I will be forever greatful and blessed to have known Johnny and to be able to call him family.

  71. Rebecca Babcock says:

    Loosing Johnny is a heavy loss for so many people. I myself, will always remember his smile and his very contagious giggle. I remember when I was little and I went to Cedat Shack, I was always so excited to see Johnny. As I Grew older I became even more fond of him. Loved seeing and talking with him, and giving him “smooches” as he would say. People like Johnny will never be forgotten, because they have given us so much to remember.

  72. Judy Alderman says:

    So sorry for your family’s loss