|Birth: ||Jul. 14, 1884|
|Death: ||Jan. 11, 1968|
Lloyd Leroy Palmer, 83, formerly of Galesburg died Thursday at the home of his stepdaughters at New Lenox.
He was born July 14, 1884, near Fiatt in Fulton County. He married Louise Strader who preceded him in death. Surviving are three step-daughters, including Mrs. C.L. Warner and Miss Nellie Strader with whom he made his home at New Lenox; two step-sons, and one brother, Julian of Biloxi, MS.
Mr. Palmer was a member of the First Christian Church, and a veteran of World War I. He was employed at the Rock Island Arsenal from where he retired in June, 1953.
Visitation will be Monday from 7-9 p.m. at Sonntag and Wylie Funeral Home in Joliet. Military graveside services will be Tuesday at 11 a.m. at the Rock Island Arsenal Cemetery.
GALESBURG REGISTER-MAIL: Jan. 12, 1968
First Sergeant, Supply Company, 332nd FA, 86th Division. Son of Abel and Belle Palmer, wife Mabel E Palmer; born July 14, 1884 in Fulton County, IL. Entered the service August 14, 1909 at Jefferson Barracks; served three years in Company M, 19th US Infantry, Philippine Island; reenlisted January 24, 1915; served 19 months as Sergeant Quartermaster's Corp Jefferson Barracks; transferred to Troop G, 14th US Calvary on patrol duty Texas border, May 1916, promoted to Corporal; transferred to Troop A, 16th US Calvary at San Antonio, TX; promoted to Sergeant; transferred to 86th Division, September, 1917, assigned to Supply Company, 332nd FA, as First Sergeant; overseas September 16, 1918; returned February 15, 1919; furloughed to Regular Army Reserve March 24, 1919.
Illinois, Sgt Co B 14 Inf, 19 Division,
World War I
Rock Island National Cemetery
Rock Island County
Plot: L - 1196
Created by: PrairiePhoenix
Record added: Jan 02, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 46250412