Merle Daniel Parks, 79, of Garwin, passed away Wednesday, April 24, 2013 at home following a sudden illness. Services are at 10 a.m. on Saturday, April 27 at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Marshalltown. Visitation will be from 3 to 8 p.m. Friday, April 26 at Overton Funeral Home in Garwin. Vigil Service 7 p.m. Friday at the funeral home. Burial will be at Garwin Cemetery in Garwin. Memorials may be directed to the family.