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Aldon Palmer

June 16, 1929 - August 28, 2013


9-10:00 A.M. Tuesday, September 3, 2013 at Boulger Funeral Home, Fargo.

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Memorial Service: 10:00 A.M. Tuesday, September 3, 2013 at Boulger Funeral Home, Fargo.


Boulger Funeral Home, Fargo.

Aldon Palmer

June 16, 1929 - August 28, 2013


Aldon (Al) Olaf Palmer, 84, Fargo, ND, passed away on Wednesday, August 28, 2013 in Sanford Health, Fargo, surrounded by his family. 

Al was born on June 16, 1929 in Fargo, ND, to Charles and Emelie (Hoff) Palmer.  He spent his formidable years and graduated from high school in Casselton, ND.  In 1947, he started work at Northwestern Bell Telephone Company as a lineman and returned after the Korean War and after many positions including PBX installer he fully retiring in 1983.  He also started his own business moonlighting in heating and air conditioning and communications known by many as Al’s Electronics where he served commercial and residential customers until 2010 when he left for full retirement. 

He was drafted into the US Army in 1951 and served two years active duty in Korea in the Korean War in the 1169th Engineering Corp where he earned two Bronze Stars.  He also served in the active reserves for three years following his return stateside.  He was honorably discharged as a Sergeant in the US Army in December 1956. 

He held memberships in many local and state fraternal organizations including the Loyal Order of the Moose, the Elks, the Mason and the Shriners.  He also was a member of the Military Order of the Cooties, AMVETs, American Legion and Veterans of Foreign Wars.  He held numerous offices at the local and state level for the VFW Post 762 and the Military Order of the Cooties.  He volunteered for many organizations and events including the Red River Valley Fair Board and the VFW. 

He is survived by his loving wife, Terry Larson; his son, Richard (Elsie) Palmer of Orange, CA; step sons David Larson of Tucson, AZ, Tim Larson of Fargo, ND, and Jeff (Robin) Larson of St. Paul, MN; his granddaughter, Allison Palmer of Orange, CA; step grand children, Rachael Anderson of Tucson, AZ, Emma, Abby and Owen Larson of St. Paul, MN; his siblings Mae Malouf of Sequim, WA and Charles (Dot) Palmer of Whittier, CA and many nieces and nephews. 

He was preceded in death by his parents; sisters Ida (Van Horrick), Hazel (Long), Lola (Ward) and Lizzie and brothers Roy, Robert, and Lyle and first wife Betty (Hull).


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  1. John Shaw says:

    Yalaha FLOur sympathy to Al’s family and friends. I grew up in the late 60’s and 70’s with Rick and the 18th ave. gang. The Palmer house was a home away from home. Many memories of pickup truck rides to the lakes, mini bikes, icefishing and snowmobiles.
    Al was always a strong influence on us kids.
    I stopped by his house a few years ago and introduced him to my family. I was blessed to have been able to thank him for being a part of our lives.
    John Shaw

  2. Brenda Hoffman Thronburg says:

    My condolences go out to Al’s family. I’m sorry to say I lost touch with Al over the years, but he was always in my thoughts and prayers. I don’t know if you remember me Richie. I was one of Charles and Mabel Hoffman’s children. My deepest sympathies.

  3. Linda and Terry Richardson says:

    Fargo ND
    So sorry about Al passing away. He was a good man. We Remember the good old times at the club. Our deepest sympathy to you and your family.

  4. Donald Kress says:

    Williston ND
    My thoughts are with your family.

    Donald Kress
    formerly of 90 18th Avenue North (across the street).

  5. Wayne and Trudi (Braaten) Dahl says:

    Fargo ND
    So sorry for you loss – thoughts and prayers for you Terry and your family.

  6. Susan Sypult says:

    Carmel INAl was a wonderful “step-uncle” to lots and lots of Larson cousins. He sure had a lot to adjust to when he got to learn about all of us and he accepted us, well.
    I liked him knowing who I was when I called because I would ask for “Te Te” and he knew exactly who was calling!
    Thank you for all of the years and all of the love you gave to Terry. That made you gold in our eyes.
    Love Always,

  7. Brian McClure says:

    Fargo ND
    Our thoughts and prayers are with all of Al’s family.

    Brian and Dorothy McClure
    Neal McClure


    Terry and family,
    Sorry for your loss. Thoughts and prayers are with you all.

  9. Ken & Joyce Matthys says:

    Salem ORDear Terry,

    We were deeply saddened to hear about Al’s death, and we want you to know that we are thinking about you.

  10. Rick Sieg says:

    Fergus Falls Minnesota
    Dear Aunt Terry
    So sorry to hear of the passing of Al.
    Sandy just emailed me this morning with the news. Al always had my respect and admiration. I thank him and you for all of the help you gladly gave me.
    You are both in my thoughts and prayers.

  11. Brian Meckler says:

    Fargo ND
    I’m sorry to hear of Al’s passing. I grew up two houses away from Al on 18th Ave. I remember Al letting me pick carrots from his garden and fixing my air conditioner in my car when I got old enough to drive. Al was a nice man and will be missed.

  12. Frank and Linnea Anderson says:

    Fargo ND
    Dear Palmer Family, Al was a wonderful person to know. When something was wrong he stood his ground and he stood with me on a couple of occasions. It seems there are those in all organizations that want to be doing things they should not be and Al did not like that, neither did I.

    Thank you Al for standing by me. As a fellow Veteran and Mason I appreciated our friendship. You will be in heaven when the rest of us get there and I am sure if some is not right, it will be fixed before our arrival. I will miss you my friend.

    Frank and Linnea Anderson

  13. DeeJae (Rodunce) Harlow says:

    Sandy Lake MBSorry to read of Al’s passing. I have so many fond memories of Al and Betty – bowling with Betty and just visiting with Al at the “VF”. He was always fun and always ready to lend a helping hand – they don’t make them like Al. You are in my thoughts and prayers. I am sure Dad and Al are having a cool one in their eternal home.

  14. Mrs. Fred (Lucille) Winkler says:

    Fargo ND
    Terry and family
    I’m so sorry to hear of Al’s death. He was a friend to everybody and especially to Fred. He was a man different from all the rest. His phone calls for years after Fred’s death in 2009 were treasured.
    May he rest in peace now with no more hospital procedures etc. God be with you all.

  15. Donna Wadnizak says:

    Fargo, ND
    My heartfelt sympathies to you TJ and I know what you are going thru I am there with you. Harry worked with Al on some of his jobs and projects. Love to you, take care of yourself.

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