Russell Stanely Palmer, 68, of Wolsey, died Monday, April 26, 2004, at the VA Medical
Center of Sioux Falls, S.D., after a six year battle with cancer.
The funeral will be held Thursday, April 29 at 2 p.m. at St. John's Lutheran Church in
Wolsey. A prayer service will be held Wednesday, April 28 at Kuhler Funeral Home in
He was born March 24, 1936, on a farm in Beadle County to Omer Todd Palmer and his
wife, Helen Margaret (Hein). He was the oldest of seven children.
He entered the Army in October 1954 and served until February 1963. While serving in
the Army, he met his bride, Heidi Keller, while stationed in Germany. They were married
January 24, 1957, in Hockenheim, Germany.
After his discharge from the service, he began farming and his 35-year career of being a
bonded cattle buyer.
He was baptized and confirmed in the Lutheran faith at Concordia Lutheran Church at
Wessington. He was a member of St. John's Lutheran Church in Wolsey.
He was a member of the Wessington American Legion, Watson-Krauter Post 110, in
Wessington. He was a longtime member of the Wolsey Lions Club.
He is survived by his wife, Heidi, of Wolsey; sister Janice (David) Burnison of Lane;
brothers, Glen (Teri) Palmer of Pace, Fla., Marvin (Karol) Palmer of Huron, Dennis
(Carol) Palmer of Bowdle; and many nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Omer and Helen Palmer; brothers Darrell
"Dutch" Palmer and Robert Palmer.
Russell Stanley Palmer
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