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Official Obituary of

Charles Palmer

January 28, 1931 ~ March 4, 2023 (age 92) 92 Years Old

Charles Palmer Obituary

Charles R. “Chuck” Palmer, 92, of Hopedale, passed away and went home to be with his Lord and Savior on Saturday, March 4, 2023 at Hopedale Nursing Home. 

He was born January 28, 1931 in Davenport, IA to Clarence and Florence Mills Palmer.  He married Nadine Arnold on October 5, 1951 in Davenport, and she survives. 

Also surviving are his children, Jonathan (Carol) Palmer of Tye Valley, OR, Elizabeth (Bill) Weiss of Lawrenceville, Nathan (Jeanie) Palmer of Hopedale, Timothy (Linda) Palmer of Pekin, Martha (Peter) Neils of Astoria, OR, and Seth (Shawn) Palmer of Seattle, WA;  21 grandchildren; many great great grandchildren; siblings, Art Palmer of Bartonville, Marvin Palmer of Texas, Arlene Sherwin of Bartonville, and Wayne (Robin) Palmer of Bartonville. 

He was preceded in death by his parents; one daughter, Susan Hendricks; and three grandchildren, Becky, Gracie, and Benjamin in 1983. 

Charles worked at International Harvester in Davenport, IA, J.I. Case in Bettendorf, IA, Railway Express in Peoria, Caterpillar Inc. in East Peoria, Cutler and Hammer in Lincoln, and Couch and Heyle in East Peoria, then drove a school bus. 

He served in the Army Reserves in Fort Hood, TX from 1949-1951. 

At the age of 18, Chuck was saved and became a Christian. He was associated with the Plymouth Brethren Fellowship in Delavan. 

He and Nadine enjoyed traveling throughout the country visiting their family. They were involved in the band, Charlies Angels, where he played the trombone and played at the Blind Center, Salvation Army, and at various nursing homes. 

His funeral will be at 11:00 am Friday, March 10, 2023 at Crosswalk Fellowship in Delavan.  His grandson, Andy Buchanan will officiate. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 pm Thursday and from 10:00 to 10:45 am Friday, both at the church.  Burial will be in Prairie Rest Cemetery in Delavan with military honors accorded.  Davis-Oswald Funeral Home in Delavan is handling the arrangements. 

Memorials may be made to Southside Mission. 

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