Walter J. Parrish, 63, of Fort Madison died at Veterans Administration Hospital.
Born in Clarion, he was the son of Walter L. and Reva Tyrell Parrish. On Oct. 13, 1997, he married Sandra Sue Ireland in Denmark.
He served in the Army during the Vietnam War. He attended Denmark Congregational United Church of Christ and was a member of the American Legion and NRA.
Survivors include his wife; one stepson, Jason Peitz of Iowa City; one stepdaughter, Jennifer Peitz of Fort Madison; two sisters, Edyth Moe of Belmond and Eudora Parrish of Van Nuys, Calif.; nieces; and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers.
The funeral was held at Denmark Congregational United Church of Christ with the Revs. Barbara Koenig–Byorum and W. Michael Biklen officiating. Military rites were conducted by Fort Madison Veterans Honor Guard.