Vicky Lee Dankenbring Palmer, 62, of Concordia, died Sunday, June 5, 2016, at the Lutheran Good Shepherd Home, in Concordia.
Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. today, June 8, 2016, at Holy Cross Lutheran Church, in Emma, with Pastor Jeffery Moore officiating. Burial will be in St. Paul's Lutheran Cemetery, in Concordia.
Mrs. Palmer was born in Lexington, on Nov. 27, 1953. She was the daughter of Marvin Dankenbring and Helen Deke Dankenbring. She lived in Alma before moving to Concordia where she attended St. Paul's grade school and Concordia High School, graduating in 1971. In 1972 she began working at the Lutheran Good Shepherd Home where she worked in the office for more than 43 years, first as the receptionist, moving up to secretary, bookkeeper and then office manager.
On Aug. 19, 1972 she married Stanley Palmer, who survives of the home. The marriage was blessed with two sons, Jesse and Daniel. Vicky was a member of St. Paul's Lutheran Church and sang in the church choir. She served on the church finance committee and was treasurer and contact person of the local United Fund.
Mrs. Palmer enjoyed playing softball and bowling in her younger days. Later, she loved watching her sons, nieces, and great nieces and nephews play baseball, softball and basketball. She also enjoyed her son Daniel's professional wrestling matches, although it made her nervous to sit close to the ring. Working in her flower garden was a joy and she loved taking road trips with her family and friends.
In addition to her mother, Helen; her husband, Stan; she is survived by two sons, Jesse Palmer, of Concordia and Daniel Palmer and wife, Samantha, of Eldon; one grandson, Reid Palmer; one sister, Debbie Reed; three nieces and their families, and a large extended family.
The pallbearers are Stan Oetting, Tator Dittmer, Steve Krause, Doug Frerking, Larry Meineka, Joel Oetting and Eddie Kammeyer. Honorary pallbearers are Brad Tagtmeyer, Paul Brackman, Eric Giffen, Adam Dohrman, Everette Hinck and Don Hemme.
In lieu of flowers, memorials are suggested to the Von Hippel-Lindau Alliance or Lutheran Good Shepherd Home. An online guestbook is available at www.campbell-lewis.com .