Violet Palmer, of Braham, passed away on Tuesday, March 3, 2015 at her home. She was 94 years old.
MEMORIAL SERVICE will be held at 3:00 pm on Saturday, March 7, 2015 at the Braham Ev. Lutheran Church with Rev. Rich Chronis officiating.
MEMORIAL VISITATION will be held two hour prior to the service.
Violet Marie Palmer, of Braham, passed away on Tuesday, March 3, 2015 at her home. She was 94 years old.
Violet was born on January 11, 1921 in Algona, Iowa to Martin and Ida Bobo. She grew up on the family vegetable farm, attending country school in Algona. As a young adult, Violet worked as a nanny for her sister Molly. During WWII, Violet and her brother Elmer worked the farm while the other brothers served overseas in the army.
In 1946, Violet was united in marriage to Wilber Palmer and they were blessed with 3 sons. The family moved to Braham and Violet worked at the Braham Bakery and Korstad’s food market for a number of years. In her later years, Violet volunteered at Tusen Tack and was a foster grandparent in the Braham Schools for 10 years. She loved her time with the kids and met many wonderful people over the years.
Violet had many hobbies. She loved to garden and tend to her flowers. She was an avid reader and never without a book. Violet was a long time member of the Braham Ev. Lutheran church and was involved in the quilting group and many other activities. She loved to bake and was well known for her delicious chocolate chip cookies. She loved to teach her grandchildren her cooking secrets and how to make the perfect potato salad. She was very proud of her children and grandchildren. Violet will be remembered for her sunny and positive outlook on life and her unending patience. She will be dearly missed.
Violet is preceded in death by her parents, son Robert, grandson Robin, 11 siblings, Emma, Elmer, Howard, Herman, Ada, Karl, Molly, Sally, Lawrence, Arnold, and Henry.
She is survived by her sons, Steve of Rush City and Jim (Kathy) of Braham; grandchildren, Jimmie, Deidra (Thomas), and Amanda (Ethan); sister-in-law, Stella Bobo of Braham; many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.