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Timothy Palmer

October 22, 2013


5-7:00 P.M. Thursday, October 24, 2013 at Boulger Funeral Home, Fargo.

1-2:00 P.M. Friday, October 25, 2013 at Nativity Catholic Church, Fargo.

Prayer Service:

7:00 P.M. Thursday, Ocotber 24, 2013 at Boulger Funeral Home, Fargo.

Funeral Service:

2:00 P.M. Friday, October 25, 2013 at Nativity Catholic Church, Fargo.


St. Leo's Cemetery, Casselton, ND


Boulger Funeral Home, Fargo.

Timothy Palmer

October 22, 2013


Timothy Francis Palmer passed away peacefully on Tuesday, October 22, 2013 at the Palliative Care Unit of Sanford Hospital South Fargo, surrounded by his loving family.

Tim was born on April 1, 1944, the son of Edwin and Gladys (Denenny) Palmer in Fargo, ND. He grew up in Casselton, ND and graduated from Shanley High School, Fargo, ND.

He married Ruth Holte on February 10, 1968. They made their home in Georgetown, MN where they raised 3 daughters, Ranae, Christina and Rachael, and several foster children.

Tim was a partner in the family owned business, Mick’s Office, Moorhead, MN for 20 years. He was a member for many years of the Roamers 4-Wheel Drive Club in the FM area and enjoyed the adventures and many friendships he made. He was also very active with Fargo Youth Hockey Association and served on the board of the Holy Family Bookstore, Fargo, ND.

On June 6, 1992 Tim married LaRae Brown at St. John’s Church, Bonanzaville in West Fargo, ND. They made their home in Fargo, Arizona and then recently returned to Fargo to be closer to family.

Tim loved golf and spending time with his family, as well as betting his kids and grandkids a buck if he could catch a fly with his bare hands (we are all in debt) and his Mocha Coffee’s and Hershey candy bars (with almonds).

He served in the United States Army and was honorably discharged after proudly serving his country during the Vietnam era.

Tim is survived by his loving wife, LaRae, Fargo, ND; daughters, Ranae (Jesse) Schmidt; Christina, Fargo, ND; Rachael (Jason) Henning, Denver, CO. Adopted children, Ashley Palmer, Wahpeton, ND and Derek Palmer, Fargo, ND. Stepdaughters, Ronnie (Mike) Vick, Fargo, ND; Shannon (Tracey) Fahrenholtz, Mandan, ND; Tracy (Bernie) Emerson, Reston, VA; his 15 grandchildren and 1 great granddaughter; brothers, Rick (Charyl) Palmer, Fargo, ND; Steve (Pat) Palmer, Moorhead, MN; sister-in-law, Shirley (Denny) Palmer; 10 nephews and nieces; and his lifelong dog companion, Sophie. He was preceded in death by his parents Ed and Gladys Palmer, stepmother, Ann Palmer; Uncle Palmer ‘Polly’ and Aunt June Walters, and brother, Denny Palmer.


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  1. Vicki Hanson says:

    Fargo ND
    I remember both Tim and LaRae from BE many years ago. Tim always had a smile on his face and was such a respectful man. May you find peace in your memories of him.

  2. Marilyn Heyenbruch says:

    With Sympathy to the all the Palmer family.
    Memories are lovely gifts no one can take away. I am praying for your family.Sharing your loss with deepest sympathy.
    Marilyn (Hahn) Heyenbruch
    Psalm 73:26
    My flesh and my heart faileth: but God is the strength of my heart, and my portion for ever.

  3. John T. Korsmo says:

    What a great guy! The world was a better place for having had Tim in it. So sorry he is gone.

  4. Jackie swanson says:

    MOORHEAD Minnesota
    I am deeply saddened from the loss of your loved one. Tim and ruth were my foster parents many years ago. I have lots of great memories being with the Palmer family for that short time. Tim always remembered me and would make sure I was on the right path in life. Keep the good memories in your heart. God bless you all.

  5. Harvey Taylor says:

    Fargo ND
    My simpathies to the Palmer Families on Tim’s passing away.

  6. Sue Corfman says:

    Cottonwood ArizonaLaRae,
    I am so very sorry for your loss and wish I could be there to hug you. Know you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.


  7. Renee Kapaun says:

    West Fargo ND
    Tim’s Family & Steve, Rick and Families,
    So very sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.
    Our families go back a long way living across the alley from each other in Casselton. Your Dad Ed, barber to my Dad and brothers. The Palmer boys were a bit older than me closer to my sister Joans age. However even us younger girls on the block thought the Palmer boys were the best looking boys that ever lived.
    I remember one winter Ed and my Dad “Nooks”, took Tim, my brother Bob and me to Concordia to see the Harlem Globe Trotters play basketball for the first time in our area. We all piled in the car driving in from Casselton. We had a super time.
    There are many fond memories of the Palmer family.

    “No time on earth is long enough to share with those we love or to prepare our hearts for that last goodbye.”

    Renee and “Nooks”

  8. Carol Larson Fugere says:

    Windsor Heights IAMay God be with you all during this difficult time. Tim’s family and the Larson family lived a block from each other growing up in Casselton and were quite close. Tim and I were boyfriend/girlfriend in 4th grade and walked home from school hand in hand. He would pick neighbors flowers for me. I have many fond memories of our growing up years in school and reunions that followed during the years. I am so thankful that Tim could be there last year for our 50th class reunion and we could spend time together. God is so great! Tim and LaRae had a love for my sister Carla who helped a lot as a babysitter for Ashley and Derek whom she loved dearly. I visited with family members at Mick’s every time I spent time in Fargo with my sister until they sold the business. May God bless and comfort each of you and give you His peace. Love and prayers, Carol

  9. Kimberly Camp says:

    Flagstaff, Arizona Dear LaRae,

    My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. I am so sorry for the loss of Tim. We love you and miss you. Kim

  10. lynne finer says:

    Fargo No.Dak.Tim was a dear friend and classmate. He was so considerate of others. He was never very big in size but had a heart the size of a giant!!! He will be greatly missed!!!

  11. Kim (Lund) Adolphson says:

    LaRae, Ruthie and family,
    You will be in my thoughts and prayers. Tim was always a fun boss! His laugh is forever etched in my memories!

    Love a member of the Mick’s Office family!

  12. Toni Williams says:

    Boise IDMom, Dolores Byram, and I send our condolences to Tim’s family. We are so sorry for your loss.

  13. Richard & Joyce Gunderson says:

    Moorhead MN
    Our thoughts are with Tim”s family. Remember all the good times. May God be with you.

  14. Sharon Siverson Vickerman says:

    Papillion NEMy condolences and heartfelt sympathy go out to Tim’s wife, children and brothers. The Palmer family and the Siverson’s lived across the alley from each other and our families were very close. They will be in my thoughts and prayers.

    With sincere sympathy,


  15. Cathy Short & Short Famiy says:

    Our hearts go out to the family of Tim. He was an amazing man. I have so many memories growing up and even more now.

    He will be missed by so many.

  16. Shannon says:

    I am truly sorry for your loss. May you find comfort in God’s promise found at Revelation 21:4- “And He will wipe out every tear from their eyes and death will be no more..”

  17. Jane Byram says:

    Twisp, WA My condolences to Tim’s family. I know how important all of you were to him. I was lucky to play a few rounds of golf with the Palmer Boys and will never forget “Palmer Golf Rules”! I have many fond memories from our growing years in Casselton and many from Tim’s days in Seattle. He was a good person and I shall miss him.

  18. Mary and Keith Pederson says:

    Casselton ND
    Our deepest sympathy to the Palmer family. Tim was a classmate and have many fond memories of school and reunions thru the years. Tim will be greatly missed. We are thinking of you during this difficult time.

  19. Curt & Lana Palmer says:

    Willmar MnWe feel very blessed to have spent some precious time with the family last Saturday. It was even more comforting to exchange some last good- byes with Tim. He was a great man and mentor to many. We loved him very much!

  20. Mary and Sydney Bjonfald says:

    Our hearts are heavy for all of you. Many fond memories of Palmer family gatherings. What a blessing to have all gathered one last time. Love to all.

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