Palmer A. Hagen, age 90, of Yankton, South Dakota, died Tuesday, September 1, 2015 at Wakonda Heritage Manor in Wakonda, South Dakota.
Memorial services are 11:00 AM, on Saturday, September 5, 2015 at the Wintz & Ray Funeral Home in Yankton with Reverend Ron Johnson officiating. Military honors will be provided by the Ernest-Bowyer VFW Post No. 791 and SD Army National Guard. Inurnment will be in the Union Cemetery in rural Wakonda at a later date. The family will receive friends one hour prior to the memorial service.
Palmer was born March 6, 1925 in Centerville, South Dakota to Peter and Anna (Norberg) Hagen. He grew up in Wakonda where he attended country school. In 1950, Palmer entered the United States Army and served during the Korean War. After his honorable discharge, he lived in Wakonda for several years and then moved to Yankton and worked at the Human Services Center. Palmer met Violet Jellen and they were married on July 2, 1969 in Yankton. They moved to Norfolk, Nebraska and Palmer worked in the shipping department for Sherwood Medical Company. He also managed several apartments for over 20 years. Palmer and Vi moved back to Yankton where they continued to manage apartments. For the last several years, he was a resident of Wakonda Heritage Manor. Palmer loved playing cards, especially 31. He also enjoyed growing flowers, gardening, camping and fishing. He had a wonderful sense of humor and will be greatly missed.
Palmer is survived by two sisters, Anna Mae Green and Doris Sitzman, both of Sioux City, IA; and many nieces, nephews, step children, step grandchildren and their families.
Palmer was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Vi on February 13, 2008; three brothers, Oscar, Alvin and Art Hagen; and three sisters, Margaret Olson, Esther Jorgenson and Hellen Hagen.
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Palmer gave us a lot of good memories over the years. Palmer had a great sense of humor and we enjoyed our visits with him. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family at this time.
Mark and Rhonda (Wohl) Weber
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