Verle "Ben" Palmer, 68, of Carson, IA, passed away on February 24, 2018 at the Oakland Manor in Oakland, IA. Memorial service will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Tuesday, February 27, 2018 at the Loess Hills Funeral Home in Carson with Reverend Brody Tubaugh officiating. Inurnment will be held at the Wheeler Grove Cemetery. There is no scheduled visitation.
Memorials: directed to the family
Verle Palmer, 68, of Carson, IA, passed away on February 24, 2018 at the Oakland Manor nursing home in Oakland, IA.
Verle was born in Council Bluffs, Iowa on July 18, 1949 to Gayle and Jeanne (Holmes) Palmer of Carson. The family moved to Missouri. Verle attended high school in Shelbina, MO. He served in the United States Army from 1969 to 1971 and was stationed in Germany during the Vietnam War period.
He was a welder by trade and retired from Palfinger (Omaha Standard) in 2016.
Verle was preceded in death by his father; and both sets of grandparents. He is survived by his mother Jeanne; sister Leslie (Rich) Anderson of Ashland, MO; sons, Eric Michael, Gayle Gene and Zach; grandson Michael Wayne; granddaughters, Abbie and Kati, all of Burlington, IA.
Rest in Peace Ben
Mr Ben was my neighbor for many years. A sweet gentle man he was. Once I got him to quit calling me Miss Skank he then called me pretty girl. He called my daughter Kate pretty girls as well.She adored him as did I. We would sit out at night on the picnic table and talk.After he moved we would stop to see him. On occasion he would stop down at my place beer in hand he always ask if we could just visit for awhile. He shared his time in Vietnam and the effects it had on the men that served .He cried many times over those talks we had. He would always remind me to be kind, if you can do nothing else in this world be kind. Forgiveness was also something he taught me about. It was part of his gentle kind self. Rest easy Ben.
We will love and miss you always, Papa Bear! My son's favorite memory was grabbing on to your beard and you just let him. And you had a unique wave. This is not goodbye, this is "later." Thanks for everything you have done for me and my family. Jason loved you like a dad and Slade as a grandpa! RIP Papa Bear! Go run with the wolves. Your pain is over now.
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