November 05, 2015
- 7:00 PM
November 05, 2015
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM
November 06, 2015
- 10:30 AM
Richard (Rick) Burton Palmer, 76, formerly Fargo, ND passed away peacefully Sunday, Nov. 1, 2015 at Rosewood on Broadway surrounded by his loving family.
Rick was born on January 29, 1939 in Fargo, ND to Edwin & Gladys (Denenny) Palmer. He graduated from Casselton High Schoolin 1957 & from NDSU in 1962. He was an AGR at NDSU.
He married Charyl (Gress) Palmer September 9, 1961 in West Fargo ND. They raised their 4 kids in Fargo. They were married for 54 years – Inseparable! Rick loved spending time with his family on Big Cormorant Lake where they made their home. He considered everyone he met a friend. He loved people! Rick was always the first to offer help when he saw someone in need. He enjoyed being involved with his church, mentoring others through SCORE, FM Sno Kats, & the NDSU Club Hockey. He was an officer in the US Army stationed in Fort Bliss in El Paso TX; Fort Snelling, MN; while in Germany he worked with the nuclear warhead system.
Rick was an owner with his brothers of Mick’s Office in Moorhead, MN, and he owned several other businesses. He also served as Director of Economic Development for Moorhead, and he was president of the Minnesota Industrial Development Association (MIDA.)
Rick is survived by his wife, the love of his life & best friend Charyl; his children, Tiffany (Paul) Sullivan, Ulen, MN, Richard (Sonja) Palmer II, Austin, TX, Susan (fiancé Vern Suchor) Palmer, Fargo, Stacy (Lee) Scott, Audubon, MN; 7 grandchildren, Kristin, Brittany, & Travis Sullivan; Madison & Chase Palmer; Samantha Palmer; & Sydney Scott; his brother Steve (Pat) Palmer, Moorhead, MN; sisters-in-law Shirley (Denny) Palmer, Ruth Palmer, LaRae (Tim) Palmer, Fargo.
He was preceded in death by his parents Edwin & Gladys Palmer, stepmom Ann Palmer, his brothers Denny & Tim Palmer, Anthony (Tony) & Charlotte Gress. Special thanks to the amazing staff at the Fargo VA, especially the CLC floor, & also the staff at Rosewood on Broadway & Hospice of the RRV for the excellent care love & support.
There will be a Prayer Service at 7:00 p.m. Thursday, November 5th, at Boulger Funeral Home, Fargo, with visitation from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. The Funeral will be at 10:30 am Friday, November 6th at St. Mary of the Lakes Catholic Church, 20996 County Hwy. 20, Detroit Lakes, MN with visitation from 9:30 to 10:30 a.m. Interment will be at St. Mary of the Lakes Cemetery.