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Erland M. Parnell, 73, passed away suddenly at home June 15, 2013.

Born in Weiser, Idaho, Erland moved to Chicago where he embarked upon a long and fruitful career training and managing at various Baker's Square restaurants.

Erland was very social and active at St. Peter's Episcopal Church in Lakeview, where he served altar for many years.

Erland was preceded in death by his beloved partner of 33 years, Schelly Stephens.

He will be missed by his family in Whitesboro, TX: his sister Marlene (Phil) Bunnell, niece Linda (Jim) Cude, and nephew Philip Bunnell.

Great-uncle of Lauren and Caleb Cude and Riley and Haley Bunnell.

Memorial services have been held at St. Peter's Episcopal Church.

Interment of cremated remains is being planned at Rosehill Cemetery.

Memorial donations may be made in his name to St. Peter's Episcopal Church, 621 W. Belmont Ave. Chicago, Illinois 60657.

Arrangements by Cremation Society of Illinois, 773-281-5058 or