AKKERMAN-INGEBRAND FUNERAL HOME -MORA
Robert “Bob” Palmen, of Mora, MN, died suddenly on Wednesday, January 6, 2016 as a result of a traffic accident. He was 70 years old.
MEMORIAL SERVICE will be held at 11:00 am on Friday, January 15, 2016 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Mora.
MEMORIAL VISITATION will be on Thursday, January 14, 2016 from 5-7 pm. at Akkerman-Ingebrand funeral home and one hr. prior to the service on Friday at the church.
INURNMENT will be in St. Mary’s Cemetery, Mora, MN
IN LIEU OF FLOWERS, MEMORIALS ARE PREFERRED
Robert “Bob” T. Palmen, of Mora, passed away suddenly on Wednesday, January 6, 2016 as a result of a traffic accident South of Mora. He was 70 years old.
Bob was born March 1, 1945, in Braham, MN to Art and Barb (Yung) Palmen. After graduating from Mora High School, he attended Dunwoody Institute where he studied civil engineering.
On November 1, 1969 he married his high school sweetheart, Marna Grunke, while serving in the US Air Force. Following his tour of duty, Bob and Marna returned to Mora where they raised their family and remained active in the community. Bob was employed with CE Rogers Company for 40 years as a project engineer. In the years following his retirement in 2012, he and Marna spent much of their time at their cabin enjoying every season. He never missed an opportunity to go fishing and hunting with his boys. He was a selfless man always on the move, taking daily walks, attending events for his grandkids, traveling and working tirelessly on an endless list of projects that were thought up by his wife and kids. He was the epitome of a family man.
He is survived by his wife, Marna; daughter Shelly Partida (husband Frank, sons Ethan and Caden, daughter Addisyn), son Jeff Palmen (wife Laura, sons Quinn and Cooper), son Matt Palmen (wife Lisa, daughters Elin and Nora); sisters Jane Mattson (Mark) and Jean Christen (Robert); brothers Jerry Palmen (Irene), Jim Palmen (Dona), Denis Palmen (Janis) and Dave, and many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
He is preceded in death by his parents.