Nancy Muriel Parkko

May 24, 1932 to October 10, 2018

Nancy Muriel Parkko

Nancy Muriel Parkko, 86, of Esko went to be with Jesus on Wednesday, October 10, 2018. She was born on May 24, 1932 in Cloquet to George and Helen (Jarvi) Sunnarborg. Nancy was a 1950 graduate of Esko High School and a graduate of the Lutheran Deaconess School of Nursing in Minneapolis. She worked as a Registered Nurse in Minneapolis; Detroit, MI; and Nopeming Nursing Home in Duluth. Nancy was an active and lifelong member of Apostolic Lutheran Church in Esko and attended Lutheran Bible Institute in Minneapolis. Nancy married Bernard “Barney” Parkko in Esko in 1968. The couple resided in Esko.

Nancy was preceded in death by her husband Barney.

She was survived by two sisters, Betty Barney of Taylors, SC and Nita LeBlanc of Cold Spring; God-daughters, Deb Hendrickson and Lynn Holmvig; dearly loved nieces and nephews and their children and families.

Visitation: 10 until the 11:00 a.m. funeral service Monday, October 15, 2018 in Apostolic Lutheran Church in Esko. Burial will be in Apostolic Lutheran Cemetery. Memorial contributions may be made to Apostolic Lutheran Church. Arrangements entrusted to Atkins Northland Funeral Home, Cloquet. To sign the guest book and offer an online tribute, see

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