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Myron Palmer

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Myron William Palmer age 79 of New Hampton, IA, died Sunday, May 5, 2019, at his home. Funeral Services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Thursday, May 9, 2019, at Hugeback Johnson Funeral Home & Crematory in New Hampton with Rev. Kevin Frey, officiating. Interment will be held in Rose Hill Cemetery, Fredericksburg with Bryan Palmer, Kari Osborne, Ashley Sanders, Tammy Richards, Tim Palmer and Nicholas Palmer serving as pallbearers. Honorary pallbearers are Brian Carberry, Brad Carberry, Bruce Carberry, Tracy Trevethan, Michael Olson, and Jeffrey Olson. Friends may greet the family 4:00 - 7:00 p.m. Wednesday, May 8, 2019, at Hugeback Johnson Funeral Home & Crematory in New Hampton. Visitation continues an hour prior to the funeral at the funeral home on Thursday. Myron William Palmer was born September 3, 1939, in Independence, IA, the son of Melvin and Edna (Voelschow) Palmer. He received his education in Independence and was a 1958 graduate of the Independence High School. He enlisted in the United States Navy and was stationed at Midway Island, returning home after receiving an honorable discharge in 1963. On July 20, 1963, at the Rowley Presbyterian Church, he married Linda Kautz. To this union, two children were born. The couple initially lived in Waterloo where both their children were born. Myron worked for Canteen Vending Services. He began by filling the machines around northeast Iowa and later became the mechanic and technician. Through the years, the company was purchased by Akin Enterprises, later to Vendors Unlimited, which he worked a combined 38 years. In his spare time, he loved to work with wood, especially Pinewood Derby cars. He enjoyed trout fishing, camping, and birdwatching. He loved grilling for his family and spending time with them. His family will fondly remember him for being so calm, gentle and loving. Survivors include his wife, Linda; one daughter, Dawn (Rod) Rodemaker of Osage; a daughter-in-law, Dena Palmer of Fredericksburg; grandsons, Zachary Palmer of Ames, IA, Hunter Rodemaker of Clarksville, IA; step-granddaughters, Laken Rodemaker, Arien (Jon) North; sister-in-law, Nancy Carberry of Chaska, MN; sisters-in-law, Karen (Bob) Olson Of Bella Vista, Arkansas, Susan Palmer, Billie Jo Tonn both of Independence, IA. He was preceded in death by his parents, his son, Tod A. Palmer; brothers, Arnold Palmer, Donald Palmer, Russel Palmer; his father and mother-in-law, Ralph and Ada Kautz, niece Kristin Palmer, brother-in-law, Larry Carberry; sister-in-law, Jane Palmer.

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  1. Thinking of you all and praying Jesus wraps his loving arms around you all. It’s been a really tough few years. Hugs to you all. We love you. Brent and Kari Osborne ( and family)

  2. Linda, Dawn & Family, Dena, and Zach,
    Very sorry to hear about your loss! Hold onto and cherish all the loving memories you have with Myron, and let them comfort you at this time of loss! Hugs and prayers to your families!

  3. Dena and Zach and families, So very sorry to hear of your loss. Please know that we are thinking of you at this difficult time. and will keep you in our thoughts and prayers as you face the days ahead. Mary king and family

  4. Linda, Dawn and family, So sad to hear about Myron! You are in our thoughts and prayers! We know the pain you are feeling! Let your memories bring you some comfort. I’m sure his reunion with Todd was wonderful!!! Hugs to you!!! Always here if you need us!! Love You!! Andy & Deb

  5. May his memories fill your thoughts in the next days. All our prayers to his family. Jeanne and David Roder

  6. Linda and family so sorry to hear about Myron. Keeping you in our thoughts and prayers during the days ahead. He was such a great guy always enjoyed chatting with him. Nita and Dennie

  7. Dawn & Family, so sorry to hear about your loss. Prayers & hugs to you and your family during this difficult time. God Bless. Sherry Grober

  8. Linda and family,
    I’m so sorry to hear about Myron. Wishing you peace and healing during this difficult time.
    God bless, Billie Jo

  9. Dear Linda and family, Howard and I extend our sympathy and prayers to all of you.
    We were sad to hear of Myron’s passing. This is a difficult time for all of you but know that we care
    and God cares. It is never easy to lose a loved one. I will also remember Myron sitting in his chair watching TV when I would stop by. Hugs to you.

  10. Oh Linda, I am so very sorry. Myron and you have become such wonderful people in my life. Please know I have been praying for you. I thank God that our paths crossed & also for the great memories. The Packers have another angel helping them out from above. Please holler if you need anything, Linda!!! God Bless you

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