Karl D. Parkkonen

Karl D. Parkkonen


Passed: Wednesday, May 17, 2017
Funeral: Monday, May 22, 2017

Age: 41
Location: Greer, SC

Karl David Parkkonen, 41, passed away on May 17, 2017.

A native of Rindge, New Hampshire, son of Juha and Janice Stauffeneker Parkkonen, he was the owner of Aspen Concrete and a member of Outreach Church in Greenville.

"This started quite some time ago, I completely yielded my life to Jesus, and He came in and completely and radically changed me. I discovered something in the quiet place with Him, when I get on my knees and begin to worship, He meets me there. Knowing Him in that quiet place gives me victory in the public place. When I go out into the streets, everywhere I go, I know I'm not alone. I don't fear the world, I go into the world and I bring change. Everywhere I go, I release His kingdom, His presence, I get the awesome privilege of loving people, and manifesting His glorious name. I don't need to escape from everyday life, I get to release life into the chaos. I get to release love into the chaos. Because He lives in me, everywhere I go His amazing Spirit brings light into dark places. There's no greater place to live than to be intimately in love with Him, and that, is the essence of life. To know Him is to become like Him. The greatest joy, is to love other people." - Karl Parkkonen from an interview with his niece Hannah, Easter 2017.

This is who he is, and who he poured out his life to see others become.


Surviving are his wife, Kristen Dale Norby Parkkonen of the home; two sons, Trey David Parkkonen and Kade Daniel Parkkonen both of the home; one daughter, Cassidy Jean Parkkonen of the home; six brothers, Aaron Parkkonen, Jeffrey Parkkonen and Michael Parkkonen all of Lyman, Matthew Parkkonen and Caleb (Sam) Parkkonen both of Taylors and Seth Parkkonen of Lyman and three sisters, Kristina Pardi and Kirsten Holombo both of Inman and Katrina Carlton of Greer.

Mr. Parkkonen was predeceased by one brother, Daniel Parkkonen.

Funeral Services:

Funeral services will be held 3:00 p.m. Monday, May 22, 2017 at Bridgeway Church conducted by Pastor Roy Geesey.

Burial will follow in Mountain View Cemetery.

Pallbearers will be Trey Parkkonen, Kade Parkkonen, Josh Walkonen, Jim Juntunen, Chris Pratt, Judd Geesey, Alan Chalke and Greg Gillespie.

Honorary escort will be Aaron Parkkonen, Michael Parkkonen, Matthew Parkkonen, Seth Parkkonen, Caleb Parkkonen, Jeff Parkkonen, Scott Norby and Kevin Norby.

Visitation will be held 1:00-2:30 p.m. Monday at Bridgeway Church.

The family is at the home.

Online condolences may be made at www.thewoodmortuary.com.

Wood Mortuary

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