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Source: White Funeral Homes

Irven K. Parker, 'Irv' age 75, of Farmington, MN, passed away on July 4, 2014.

In 2001 Irv Parker launched Cornland Consulting upon retirement from Dow AgroSciences, where he was the Global Business Development Leader for Corn and Soybean Traits.

Prior to that he served in various managerial and operational capacities: He was Vice President of Marketing and Director of Product Development at Mycogen, Vice- resident of Marketing and for 8 years was President of Keltgen Seed Company, earlier was General Sales Manager at Moews Seed Company, and successively Director of Agronomy, Regional Sales Manager, and Eastern Division General Manager of Trojan Seed Company (later DeKalb/Pfizer Genetics).

Irv is preceded in death by his parents, Elmer and Suzie Parker; grandsons, Joshua and Michael Parker; siblings, Darrel Parker, Donna Simon, Wanda McDaniel and Glen Parker; brother-in-law, Keith Keltgen.

He is survived by his loving wife of 51 years, Delores 'Dee'; children, Jeff (Sharon), Scott, and William (Kim) Parker, and Kara Parker; grandchildren, Hailey, Kaitlin and Matthew Parker, Laura, Melissa, and Sarah Parker, and Jesse and Kylie Peterson; sister, Bev Keltgen; sister-in-law, Phyllis Parker; brother-in-laws, Donnie Simon and Bill McDaniel; nieces, nephews, other family and friends.

Funeral service will be held 11 AM Friday July 11, 2014 at Faith United Methodist Church, 710 8th St., Farmington, with visitation and viewing Thursday July 10th from 4-8 PM at the White Funeral Home, 901 3rd St. Farmington (651-463-7374).

A gathering of family and friends will be 1 hr. prior to service at church. Interment at Emmanuel Cemetery, Farmington. Memorials will be donated to South Dakota State University, Parker Family Agriculture Scholarship Fund. Condolences:

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