Jeffrey Brad Palmer 63, went to be with his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, on Sunday Oct. 17th. On Sept 24th Jeff went by ambulance to Bemidji hospital with very low oxygen levels. He battled Covid for 24 days. Last week he got a nasty MRSA infection which was more than his body could fight. He slipped away with his son Jarod holding his hand and singing Amazing Grace as he went to meet our parents Everett and Alice Palmer and our sister Kristie Danca. We will miss him terribly. We never know when our time is up.
Jeff worked at Bob Lowth Ford in Bemidji as a salesman, who will be much missed. He was the president of his association at Tree's Harbor this past year, working hard to improve things for them all. So many loved Jeff for his calm, working hard for all in the association. A few years ago, he designed their new dock system so all would have a good place to store their boats. While living in Fridley he ran a top skills skating program called Super Skate. He was the coach at Bethel's women's hockey program for about 5 years.
In 1966 our folks bought a cabin on Leech Lake where Jeff spent his summers till after he graduated. At the young age of 12 he was already guiding fishermen. The North country was his favorite place.
Jeff was born in MPLS. 9-10-58, graduated a 3 letter athlete from Columbia Heights H.S., he went to LBC college for 3 years where he met his wife Charlene. His love of the north brought him back to the Walker, Cass Lake, Bemidji area in these last years.
He is survived by his 3 children Candace Dawn Palmer Flermoen, husband Jim, children Clayton Utecht, Logan & Sapphira Flermoen, Sons Jason Josiah Palmer, and Jarod James Palmer, his wife Vi, children Samuel, Evan, and Kristin Palmer. His older sister Judy Ann Mikkola, husband Wayne and nephews Joshua Mikkola, wife Briana, and children Blake and Mariah Mikkola, nephew Aaron Mikkola and Kelly Bjorkstrand. His beloved dog Chasta.
His celebration of life service is at 1:00 on Saturday Oct. 23, 2021, at 1st Baptist Church 1555 Paul Bunyan Dr. N.W,, Bemidji, MN 56601
Looking forward to meeting his many friends that have said so many nice things about Jeff.
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