Mary Louise Parquet, age 58

Mary L. Parquet

Mary Louise Parquet, age 58, of Midland, S.D., died on Tuesday, May 30, 2017, at her family's farm near Revillo, S.D.
Mary Louise Collins was born February 14, 1959, in Milbank, S.D., to Lloyd and Monica Collins. She graduated from Grant-Deuel High School in 1977 and went on to attend Northern State University. She graduated from Northern in 1981 with a teaching degree.
Mary was united in marriage to Tom Parquet on June 27, 1981. That fall she began working for the Midland school system where she taught and touched the lives of many students for 36 years. 
In 1984, their daughter, Kristi Louise Parquet (Heidrich), was born.
Mary was a member of the Midland American Legion Auxiliary, served on the library board, St. William Altar Society, the South Dakota Trap Shooting Association, and the Outdoor Women of South Dakota.
Her hobbies included reading, gardening, baking, collecting bears and birdhouses, trap shooting and fishing. Most of all she cherished spending time with her granddaughters.
Survivors include her husband of 35 years, Tom Parquet of Midland; her daughter, Kristi (Jake); two granddaughters, Willow and Remington; six brothers, Jim (Donna), Tom, Ron (Janet), Bruce, Dennis (Lorraine), and John Collins; one sister, Judy Peterson; father-in-law, Harold Parquet; two brothers-in-law, Chuck Parquet and Les Hellevang; and two sisters-in-law, Betty (Tim) Weber and Mary (Dave) Larson.
She was preceded in death by her parents, Lloyd and Monica Collins; her mother-in-law, Hazel Parquet; a brother-in-law, Tom Peterson; and two sisters-in-law, Trnnis Collins and Lois Hellevang.
Mass of Christian burial was celebrated Monday, June 5, at the Midland School Gym, with Father Tyler Dennis officiating.
Interment was at the Midland Cemetery.
A memorial has been established to DaVita Dialysis, 2326 W. 69th St. Sioux Falls, SD 57108. Cards and memorials may also be sent to P.O. Box 91, Midland, SD 57552.
Arrangements were with Rush Funeral Home of Philip.

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