B. Michael Palmer

Posted Online: March 08, 2014, 7:03 pm
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B. Michael Palmer, 28, of Chicago, formerly of Hillsdale, died Saturday, March 8, 2014, at home in Chicago.
Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Friday, March 14, at Gibson-Bode Funeral Home, Port Byron. A visitation will be from 3 to 9 p.m. Tuesday at Lawn Funeral Home, Burbank, Ill. Local visitation will be from 4 to 7 p.m. Thursday at Gibson-Bode Funeral Home, Port Byron. Burial will be at Mount Maria Cemetery, Hillsdale. Memorials may be made to the family.
B. Michael Palmer was born May 29, 1985, in Geneseo, the son of Brian and Vickie Rambo Palmer. He graduated from Riverdale High School in 2003.
He is survived by his parents, Brian and Vickie Palmer, Hillsdale; fiancee, Christina Schmidt, Chicago; brother, Steve (Jess) Palmer, Clinton, Iowa; four nieces, Jordyn, Bella, Sidney and Keira; and maternal grandparents, Joan and Chester Wexell, Orion, and Jon Rambo, Geneseo. He was preceded in death by a brother, Jon in infancy; paternal grandparents, Dorothy and Keith Palmer; and an uncle, Ronnie Rambo. Share a memory or online condolence at gibsonbodefh.com.


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