Marion A. Parks, age 86, died on September 22, 2001 at St. Care Meadows, Baraboo. Mrs. Park, the daughter of Wallace and Amanda (Schreiber) Towers, was born April 19, 1915 in Caledonia Township, Columbia County, Wisconsin. She is survived by a daughter, Joanne (Neil) Jensen, Merrimac; a son, Robert (Deborah) Parks, Island Heights, New Jersey; 8 grandchildren, Steve (Sharon) Jensen, Debra Jensen, Chris (Susan) Jensen, David Parks, Betsy (Scott) Dedrickson, Douglas Parks, Matthew (Dawn) Parks, and Andrew Parks; 9 great-grandchildren, Ryan and Rachel Jensen, Kristof and Karli Dedrickson, Sara and Emily Parks, Linsey and Dylan Parks, and Royal Parks; a sister, Dorothy (Herb) Feddick, Duluth, Minnesota; and other relatives and friends. She was preceded in death by her husband, Gordon, in 1993; her parents; a son and daughter-in-law, James and Sally Parks; a grandson, Braden Parks; and sisters, Margaret (Willard) Kindschi and Esther (Edward) Sacharaski. There will be no visitation. Burial will take place at the Oak Hill Cemetery in Merrimac. Since five members of her immediate family were or are motivated in firefighting, memorials may be made in Marion's name to your local fire department. The Redlin Funeral Home is assisting the family.