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 Grace Marie <I>Fostrom</I> Palmer

Grace Marie Fostrom Palmer

Birth
Chicago, Cook County, Illinois, USA
Death 11 Feb 2017 (aged 97)
Estes Park, Larimer County, Colorado, USA
Burial Walkerton, St. Joseph County, Indiana, USA
Memorial ID 176338550 · View Source
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Grace Palmer

BORN: April 15, 1919
DIED: February 11, 2017
LOCATION: Estes Park, Colorado

Grace Marie Palmer, formerly of Koontz Lake, went to her heavenly home on Saturday, February 11, 2017, just a few months short of her 98th birthday. Grace was born in Chicago, IL on April 15, 1919 and moved to South Bend, IN with her mother Agnes and stepfather Albert Fostrom at age 10. She graduated from Riley High School and the South Bend College of Commerce, working at Wilson Brothers and then in the Social Security Administration in Washington, D.C.

Shortly after her marriage in 1940, she and her husband Richard Palmer returned to South Bend. They eventually moved to Logansport, IN and then to Koontz Lake where they owned and operated the successful Palmer's Furniture and Carpet Store until 1979. After several years of retirement, they moved to Sebring, FL where Richard died in 2006.

In 2008, Grace moved to Estes Park Good Samaritan Village Senior Apartments, where she blossomed, enjoying new friends and the staff, as well as the beauty of Colorado. In January 2017 she moved to Prospect Park Living Center, where she was compassionately cared for until her death.

Surviving are her daughter, Alynn Lipke (Howard), Estes Park; son, Gene Palmer (Carolyn), Tucson, AZ; son, Robert Palmer, Wakarusa, IN; grandchildren: Jennifer Morgan (Jason) Drake, CO; Julie Grundyson (Ross), Kansas City, MO; Jeffrey Lipke (Molly) Granby, CO; Bryan Palmer (Paige) Elkhart, IN; Justin Palmer (Lorrie), Goshen, IN; great grandchildren; Kathrine Kenner-Bohl (Josh), Chippewa Falls, WI; James Morgan, Daniel Christensen (Ward), Drake, CO; Lindsey Grundyson Arant (Jake) Kansas City, MO; Chelsey Grundyson Chandler (Chris), Lexington, KY; Anna Grundyson, Kansas City, MO; Logan, Madison and Paige Lipke, Granby, CO; Sadie Palmer, Elkhart, IN; Kaydence, Tyler and Landon Palmer, Goshen, IN.

A private burial will be held at a later date at Woodlawn Cemetery at Walkerton, IN. Rannells Funeral Home, Koontz Lake Chapel is handling arrangements.


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  • Created by: GrammyJan
  • Added: 14 Feb 2017
  • Find A Grave Memorial 176338550
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Grace Marie Fostrom Palmer (15 Apr 1919–11 Feb 2017), Find A Grave Memorial no. 176338550, citing Woodlawn Cemetery, Walkerton, St. Joseph County, Indiana, USA ; Maintained by GrammyJan (contributor 48241020) .