Betty Ann Palmer

Macken Funeral Home Memorial Photo
Date of Birth:
Monday, October 19, 1931
Date of Death:
Wednesday, April 14, 2021
Age:
89 years old

Visitation

Date: Tuesday April 20, 2021
Time: 10:00 am - 11:00 am

Location: River Park Chapel at Macken Funeral Home [ view map ]

Funeral Service

Date: Tuesday April 20, 2021
Time: 11:00 am

Location: River Park Chapel at Macken Funeral Home [ view map ]

Burial

Location: Highland Cemetery (Rural Lanesboro) [ view map ]

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Macken Funeral Home Memorial Photo
Date of Birth:
Monday, October 19, 1931
Date of Death:
Wednesday, April 14, 2021
Age:
89 years old
Macken Funeral Home Memorial Photo
Date of Birth:
Monday, October 19, 1931
Date of Death:
Wednesday, April 14, 2021
Age:
89 years old

Betty Ann Palmer

Betty Ann Palmer passed away Wednesday April 14, 2021 at her home.

Betty was born on October 19th, 1931, to Aletta (Jensen) and Jennings Marquadt in rural Lanesboro. She grew up helping on the farm and attended Gribben country school and graduated from Lanesboro High School in 1950. She then worked as a secretary in Chatfield, Marigold Dairies and Pako Photo in Rochester. Betty married Richard (Dick) Palmer on February 15, 1958, and they made their home in Rochester with their three children.

Betty enjoyed much of what the world offered. She loved being outside, watching the birds, gardening, and took pride in her ever-growing family. Betty and Dick could be seen at various sporting events for their grandchildren, bundling up in the ice rink and staying cool at the ballfield. If they were not watching a sporting event, they could be found traveling the back roads of Southeastern Minnesota, taking in the beauty of the world. Betty loved supporting her family in many ways. She had a kind heart and a wicked wit about her. She knew what she wanted to do, and you were not going to change her mind. She took in many cats and dogs over the years, offering the love and support they desired- she certainly had a way with 4-legged family members. She was a fierce writer, a lover of art, and an avid connoisseur of chocolate.

Betty has been reunited with Richard in heaven, her parents, an infant brother, and numerous pets that passed on before her. All welcoming with open arms. She is survived by her children; Judy (Jim) Anderson, Ken (Barb) Palmer, and Steve (Beckie) Palmer, and sister-in-law Pauline (Doug) Hubman of Billings, MT, seven grandchildren and step grandchildren; many step and great grandchildren.

The funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, April 20, 2021 in the River Park Chapel at Macken Funeral Home with Pastor Jason Bryan-Wegner officiating. Visitation will be held one hour prior to the service on Tuesday. Interment will be at Highland Lutheran Church Cemetery, rural Lanesboro.

In lieu of flowers and gifts, consider donating to a charity in town, such as Safe Haven Pet Rescue and Paws and Claws.

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The family of Betty Ann Palmer has received the following condolences.

I would like to express our condolences to the Betty Palmer Family. Betty has been a customer of ours for many years, always very kind, and one of those people that you'd always go the the extra mile for, she will be missed.


Michael Suk, Owner

Kenny and family, our deepest sympathy to all in the passing of your Mother.  Godspeed and God bless.

Dear Judy, Kenny and Steve, 


I feel so very fortunate to have known such a wonderful person as was your mother Betty. Just a few weeks ago we both agreed was our longest of all telephone conversations at 4 and 1/2 hours. We talked for hours about her great friend and my mom Marian as I each time learned so much as we laughed about the many fun memories of Betty and Marian first becoming friends in 1952 that led to a lifetime friendship that Betty recalled with ever vivid memory and detail. Our talks also included many discussions of family history and both being so proudly called Norwegians. I also remember many years ago my parents receiving a phone call asking if your parents might drive from Rochester to our farm to deliver a big bag of cherries. I have often thought how very giving were both your parents including nearly 40 years ago delivering a small Norway spruce to the farm that as a teenager I planted and is today more than 60 feet tall. Forever giving and enjoying life, I will miss our conversations but have such great memories to remember such a remarkable and special woman as was Betty. 


With sincerest condolences to your family.


Brian Haugstad and Family

Judy and Family,


Mike and I were so sorry to hear about your mom. I know you've worried about her for a long time but it never seems to prepare you. After all, she was your mom, and know one and nothing, can replace a mom! You talked about her and your dad walking down country roads together again. I'll bet she has a parade of kitties following them down that road.


God Bless, Mike and Lori


 

You all have my sincere sympathy with the loss of your Mom, Grandma and Great Grandma.  She was a pip.  She would leave me chuckling after and during every phone visit or in person.  She just had a way about her that would come across as being very sincere, and then she would bust out laughing.  I am so sorry I cannot be there Tuesday, but I will be watching on YouTube.  God bless you all, be well (as I hope to do) and smile whenever you have a memory of this very special lady.  Hope to see you sometime soon.  Love to you all, Carol.

We send our sympathy to you and your family Judy. May she rest in peace


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Hi Kenny, Judy, and Steve


Sorry about your loss. Your Mom had a full life and was real proud of you three, and her Grandkids.


Good luck


 


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