Fredric Gordon Parr

January 6, 1925 - February 8, 2019

Fredric Gordon Parr, 94, of St. Charles passed away February 8, 2019, at Delnor Hospital.  Fred was born January 6, 1925 in Milwaukee, WI the son of Lewis and Leone (McCann) Parr.  He was united in marriage to Betty Jane Guthrie March 9, 1946, in Milwaukee, WI. 

Fred served in the United States Army during WWII from 1943-1945.  He had a successful career at Caterpillar working as an engineer for 36 years until his retirement.  He was a member of the St. Charles VFW and the Medinah Fox Valley Shrine Club where he served as a Past-President.  He was a devoted fan of the Green Bay Packers.  Fred loved Jazz and big band music and was an accomplished drummer.   

He is survived by his three sons, Michael (Kathleen DuShane) Parr of Edgewater, MD, Barry (Linda) Parr of Aurora, and Craig Parr of Batavia; daughter-in-law, Linda Parr of Lithia, FL; ten grandchildren, Shane and Justin (Jessica) Parr, Brian (Andrea) Parr, Megan (Luke) Slawek, Shannon (Scott) Fest, Elizabeth (James) Parisi, Noah Parr, Sadie (Chris) March, Dakota Frantz and Eric (Leanne) Parr; seventeen great-grandchildren, Gavin, Isabella, Jacob, Trenton, Brenden, Addison, Elliana, Jace, Joe, Lauren, Makenna, Jaxon, Hudson, Alexander, Ryan, Jamie and Hazel; a brother Robert Parr of Hawthorn Woods and many nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, he is preceded in death by his wife Betty, two sons Fredric “Rick” and Jon Parr; a grandson Adam Parr, and a great-grandson Ty Parisi. 

Funeral services will be held 12:00 noon Saturday, February 16, 2019 at Hosanna Lutheran Church 39W925 Red Gate Road St. Charles.  Visitation will be held 10:00 A.M. until the time of the services at the church.  Interment will be in Whitney Cemetery, Campton Hills, IL west of St. Charles. 

In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be directed to Shriners Hospital for Children or Hosanna Lutheran Church 39W925 Red Gate Road St. Charles, IL 60175. 

For additional information contact Moss Family Funeral Homes, 630-584-2000 or

Guest Book

  • Scott Daunheimer Barry, I’m so sorry to hear about your dad. Judging the two of his sons I have met, he must have been a great dad.
  • Mike and Carol Elmore Sorry for your loss.
  • June & Terry Parr Our deepest sympathy to the family for their loss. Uncle Fred will truly be missed.
  • Cheryl Parisi Fred was a wonderful and caring man. He and his yearly Christmas card will be missed.