Charles E. Palmer

May 06, 1923 ‒ February 15, 2006

Blooming Grove, Ohio

Charles E. Palmer, 82, formerly of 105 Westgate Drive, Galion, died Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2006 at Galion Community Hospital. He has been a resident of Magnolia Terrace for the last three years.

Born May 6, 1923 in Blooming Grove, he was the son of the late Clarence Palmer and Maude Marshall Palmer. He was preceded in death on Jan. 16, 2003 by his wife, Mary Leonor Franco Palmer whom he married July 3, 1954.

He was a graduate of Iberia High School in 1940. He retired from Ohio Steel Tube in Shelby after 22 years where he was a quality control inspector. Prior to that he worked at Stratbury Manufacturing in Galion.

He was a long time member of St. Joseph Catholic Church and most recently attended Galion First Church of the Nazarene. He was a member of Galion Moose Lodge 303. He followed the St. Louis Cardinals for 72 years and was an avid Ohio State Buckeyes fan. He loved music and once played in a band. For enjoyment he played steel guitar, harmonica and the accordion. He loved to sing karaoke and enjoyed country music and camping.

Surviving are one daughter and son-in-law, Debby and Rick Huguenin of Galion and one son and daughter-in-law, David and Patty Palmer of Chattanooga, Tenn.; five grandchildren and spouses, Ben and Lisa Huguenin of Mt. Airy, Md.; Jonathan and Elaine Huguenin of Albuquerque, N.M., Hannah Huguenin of Bourbonnais, Ill., Laurie Palmer of Chattanooga, Tenn. and Kelly and Michael Clark of Shelby; one brother and sister-in-law, Raymond and Wilma Palmer of Bucyrus and brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Esther Palmer, Wilma Palmer, Emma and Frank Kitchen, Sally and Chester Pfeifer, Mary and Chuck Ketterman, Joe and Sharon Franco and Bob and Nancy Franco, all of Galion and Carmen and Raymond Hively of Mansfield.

He was preceded in death by four brothers, Gilbert, Russell, Foster and Herbert Palmer.

Friends may call from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 17, 2006 at Richardson-Davis Funeral Home where services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 18, with Pastor Andy Grimes officiating. Burial will be next to his wife in Mt. Calvary Cemetery, Galion.