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Gerald L. Palmer

August 23, 1942 — November 29, 2012

Gerald Lee Palmer, 70, of Portland, ND, died Thursday, November 29th, 2012 at Sanford Medical Center in Fargo, ND. Gerald was born on August 23rd, 1942 to Donald and Iona Palmer in Turlock, CA. He attended Bob Jones University before joining the Airforce in 1962. He was Airman Second Class and was fluent in Chinese. He served in Vietnam from 1963 - 1965 until honorable release from duty. After service he married Lisa Chieh Hsieh in 1965. He later married Darlene Palmer in 1974. They were married for 34 years until Darlene passed away on April 19th, 2009. Gerald spent much of his life in Libby, MT where he worked at the Western News as a Graphic Designer and Pressman. When he was not working, he loved spending time outdoors with his children. He was most fond of fishing and hiking. He was a man of deep devotion to Jesus Christ. He was a man of the Word and a faithful example for us all. Gerald is survived by four children: Steve Scott of Atlanta, GA, Terry (Teresa) Palmer of Portland, ND, Tom Palmer of Austin, TX, and Lisa (Kevin) Juliano of Rancho Cordova, CA, sister Sheryl Palmer Eckardt of Duluth, GA; 11 grandchildren, Chris Correa, Letisha Juliano, Timothy Juliano, Joseph Juliano, Dennis Juliano, Michael Scott, Morgan Palmer, Kade Palmer, Isaiah Palmer, Maggie Palmer, Holly Palmer and four great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, and wives Lisa and Darlene. Visitation: Will be on Sunday, December 2, 2012 from 4:30 ~ 6 PM with a 5:30 PM Public Prayer Service at the Baker Funeral Home and will resume one hour prior to the service at the church. Funeral Service: 11:00 AM Monday, December 3, 2012 at Riverside Evangelical Free Church in Mayville, ND. Burial: Aurdal Cemetery, Portland, ND.
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