LaRae Palmer

larae palmer
LaRae Marie Palmer, 67, of Fargo, died on April 7, 2016 with her family by her side. LaRae was born on January 21, 1949 to Harry and Mildred (Edinger) Brown in New Rockford, ND. She attended high school in Breckenridge, MN, where she was a cheerleader. She went to NDSCS where she received her LPN license and later in life she attended The University of Mary to get her Master’s degree in Nursing. LaRae met the love of her life, Timothy Palmer, and they were married on June 6, 1992. She brought with her three daughters, Roni (Michael) Vick, Fargo, ND, Shannon (Trace) Farenholtz, Mandan, ND, and Tracy (Bernie) Emerson, Herndon, VA to the marriage. Timothy brought his three daughters Ranae (Jesse) Schmidt, Harwood, ND, Christina Palmer, Fargo, ND, and Rachael (Jason) Henning, Denver, CO. They also adopted two of their grandchildren Ashley (Evan) Berndt, Fairmont, ND and Derek Palmer Fargo, ND. Together they made their life in Fargo, ND and Sedona, AZ where LaRae worked many years in the Hospice community. She dedicated her life to helping others and providing exceptional care to her patients was important to her including making the families of patients feel comfortable. She worked closely with Dr. Stein and Dr. Leitch on their dream of The Palliative Clinic. LaRae is survived by her daughters, Tim’s daughters, their adopted children, 15 grandchildren and 3 great grandchildren, her sisters, Sharon Olson, Breckenridge, MN and Judy Hunt (Loren Tollefson) Fargo, ND, and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her husband, Timothy Palmer and her parents. Prayer Service: 7:00 P.M. Monday, April 11, 2016 at Boulger Funeral Home & Celebration of Life Center, Fargo with visitation starting at 5:00 P.M. Funeral Service: 10:00 A.M. Tuesday, April 12, 2016 at Boulger Funeral Home & Celebration of Life Center, Fargo with visitation starting at 9:00 A.M. Burial: St. Leo’s Cemetery, Casselton, North Dakota.

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  1. My coworker & my friend. LaRae you touched my life deeply, I will always remember your friendship & support. Rest peacefully dear friend – at last with Tim.

  2. Thank you for the happiness you brought to Tim and the difference you made for people in your family and career. See you both soon enough.

  3. I was a school classmate with LaRae in Breckenridge. We were cheerleaders together and in same Potluck. She was a kind girl and even though we lost touch with each other after highschool, I always thought of her as an old friend. I was sad to hear of her passing. My sympathy to her friends & family.

  4. We went to High school In Breckenridge with LaRae, were good friends, n we are God-parents of her oldest, Roni. So sorry to hear of her passing. Our prayers go out to you Roni n the rest of your family.

  5. My heart is so heavy hearing the news about Larae- even tho we lost touch I think of my beautiful friend-co worker – Rest in peace dear friend- all u girls were darling at your parents wedding- my deepest sympathy !

  6. I’m thinking of LaRae and her family today and sending my condolences. Even though LaRae was a high school classmate and fellow cheerleader, I did not know her well – perhaps due to mutual shyness. Even so, I viewed her as petite and athletic, cute and fun – always admiring her from afar. Based on her obituary, she obviously touched many lives in such positive ways. What a tragedy to lose her at such a young age!

  7. LaRae was and always will be my grandma and mom, all in 1 person. She was hard to the core but once you get through the gate put up, she had a heart of gold. I was lucky enough to get there and be grandmas girl. I love you grandma very much. I will miss you everyday. Thank you so very much for everything you’ve done for me and Derek. Give grandpa love for me.

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