Anthony 'Tony' Parma -- Winona

WINONA -- A funeral Mass for Anthony "Tony" Parma will be at 11:30 a.m. Saturday at Cathedral of the Sacred Heart in Winona, with the Rev. John M. Sauer officiating. Burial will be at 11:30 a.m. Monday in Lake Side Cemetery in Fairmont, Minn.

Mr. Parma, 92, of Winona, a retired Winona State University employee, died Wednesday (April 21, 2004) at Lake Winona Manor.

He was born Oct. 8, 1911. In March 1942 he joined the Army and was a gunner second class in the coast artillery. On April 21, 1944, he married Mabel M. Johnson in Fairmont. She died in 1975. His second wife also preceded him in death. Mr. Parma worked at WSU Memorial Hall from 1962 to 1976. He was 50-plus-year member of the American Legion, was a chaplain with the Phoenix, Ariz., Disabled American Veterans, had participated in many military funerals as a volunteer with the Memorial Rifle Squad, and received a Department of Veterans Affairs Voluntary Service certificate for 12 years of service at the Veterans Administration Medical Center in Phoenix.

Survivors include two sons, Mark (Beth) of Rollingstone and Mike (Fran) of Winona; a daughter, Marcia of Scottsdale, Ariz.; 13 grandchildren; and 21 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a granddaughter, a great-grandson and nine siblings.

Pronschinske Funeral Service in Winona is in charge of arrangements.

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