September 30, 2021
After a brief illness, Kevin Parker passed away on Sept. 30, 2021, from complications of heart disease and COPD. Kevin was born in Manchester, graduated from West Delaware High School, and majored in Education at Upper Iowa University.
Kevin was a dedicated teacher and coach at Orient-Macksburg (1978-1979) and MFL in Monona (1979-1982). Kevin highly valued his time in Algona (1982-1989), teaching social studies and assisting with the wrestling and volleyball programs. He then taught and coached at Vinton-Shellsburg School District (1989-2002). He relocated to Texas, where he taught middle school social studies and Texas history, and coached several sports, in the San Antonio School District at John H. Wood Middle School (2002-2020).
Kevin is survived by his wife Yolanda; his children Kate Parker and Sam Parker (Tricia) and their mother Susan; his step-children Brian Garcia and Mitchell Garcia (Ashley); his sister, Nancy Chapman, and bothers Keith Parker (Shari) and Gregg Parker (Susan); and his five grandchildren, Roel, Bianca, Chris, Paige and Quinn. A memorial for Kevin Parker will be held in Shellsburg Elementary School, in the Commons, on June 12, 2022, at 1:30 p.m./CT. Parking onsite at 203 Cottage St NW, Shellsburg, IA 52332.