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 Henry Richard “Dick” Palmer

Henry Richard “Dick” Palmer

Birth
Ogle County, Illinois, USA
Death 16 Mar 2012 (aged 79)
Ogle County, Illinois, USA
Burial Mount Morris, Ogle County, Illinois, USA
Memorial ID 86869820 · View Source
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Byron – Henry Richard "Dick" Palmer, age 79, died Friday, March 16, 2012 at his home near Byron. He was born Nov. 19, 1932 near Byron the son to Hank Alfred and Evalene Viola (Matthews) Palmer. He graduated from Byron High School in 1950. He married Shirley Wagner on June 22, 1952 in Mt. Morris. Dick worked for Kable Printing in Mt. Morris for 25 years. During that time he owned and operated his own business, Rock River Marine, which he started in 1958. Dick was an inventor, builder, and loved to weld. He handbuilt own house and shop, including making all of his own cement blocks. He also built his own boat, pickup camper, and even his own water skis. He was an avid boater, skier and always was a happy guy. Dick spent most of his free time at his own bass pond that he built; feeding, catching, and releasing his favorite bass "Fred".

He was preceded in death by his father, 2 sisters; Lois Himes and Darlene Holeton, and grandson Shannon Palmer. Survived by his wife, mother, son, daughter, brother, sister, grandson, granddaughter, great grandson, and great granddaughters.

Funeral service will be 2:00 pm, Tue., Mar. 20, 2012 at the Farrell-Holland-Gale Funeral Home, 506 W. Merchant St. Byron, Illinois 61010 with the Rev. Randy Snider pastor of the First Baptist Church of Byron officiating. Burial will be at the Oakwood Cemetery near Mt. Morris. Visitation will be prior to the service on Tue. at the funeral home from 12:30 to 2:00 pm. A memorial fund is established in his name.


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  • Created by: ogleCounty
  • Added: 16 Mar 2012
  • Find A Grave Memorial 86869820
  • Find A Grave, database and images (https://www.findagrave.com : accessed ), memorial page for Henry Richard “Dick” Palmer (19 Nov 1932–16 Mar 2012), Find A Grave Memorial no. 86869820, citing Oakwood Cemetery, Mount Morris, Ogle County, Illinois, USA ; Maintained by ogleCounty (contributor 46623374) .