Alan L. Palmer, age 76 of Redwood Falls formerly of rural Wabasso, passed away while surrounded by his family, on Sunday, January 30, 2022 at New Ulm Medical Center. Graveside Services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Monday, April 18 at St. Matthew’s Lutheran Cemetery, rural Wabasso. Family and friends are able to gather at the cemetery beginning at 10:30 a.m. on Monday, April 18, and are encouraged to bring a lawn chair. Lunch and fellowship will follow at St. Matthew’s Lutheran Church in Wabasso. Stephens Funeral Service – Redwood Valley Funeral Home is assisting the family with arrangements.
Alan Lee Palmer was born December 18, 1945 to James and Valeria (Kuehl) Palmer in Fairmont, Minnesota. He graduated from Huntley High School in 1963. From 1966-1968, Alan enlisted in the US Army, where he served as a cook and driver in the Vietnam War. After his honorable discharge, he farmed in rural Ormsby, Minnesota while also working at the Ormsby Elevator. On August 29, 1970, Alan married the love of his life Lois Neumann at St. Matthew’s Lutheran Church in Wabasso. In 1977, the family moved to rural Wabasso where Alan farmed until retirement. In 2014, Alan and Lois moved to Redwood Falls. Alan enjoyed cooking and livestock and crop farming. You could often find him in the garden or tinkering in the garage. He loved to go fishing and camping.
Alan is survived by spouse of 51 ½ years, Lois Palmer (Neumann); children: Debra (Leigh) Burlingame of St Charles, Lori (Curt) Lamb of Almond, WI, Daniel of Big Arm, MT and Ted (Angie) of rural Wabasso on the family farm; grandchildren: Alexander, Eduardo and Li Ann Burlingame and Cade, Carlee, and Tanner Lamb; sister, Diana Hoppe of Trenton, MO, brother-in-law, James Putnam of Winnebago, uncle, Herold Palmer of Brainerd; and many other family and friends. He is preceded in death by his parents, sisters, Kathleen Palmer and Karen Putnam and brother-in-law, Larry Hoppe.