November 4, 1924 - March 10, 2016

 

Mass of Christian Burial will be at 1:30 p.m. on Tuesday, March 15, 2016 at St. Boniface Catholic Church in Cold Spring, MN for Margaret Ann Palmer, age 91, of Sartell, formerly of Cold Spring. Marge passed away peacefully on March 10, 2016 at Country Manor in Sartell, MN. Reverend Matthew Luft, OSB will officiate. Private entombment will be at the Minnesota Veterans Cemetery in Little Falls. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. on Monday, March 14, at the Daniel Funeral Home in St. Cloud. Parish Prayers will be held at 4 p.m. Visitation will also be held one hour prior to the services at St. Boniface Catholic Church in Cold Spring on Tuesday.

Marge was born November 4, 1924 in Kansas City, Missouri, the daughter of Robert A. and Frances (Wisniewski) Gloggner. On November 27th, 1947, Marge A. Gloggner and Mike Palmer were united in Holy Matrimony at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church in St. Joseph, Missouri. Marge and Mike had six children; Michael, Steven, Robert, Judith, Joan and Carol. Marge was a devoted wife and mother teaching her children love, compassion, fun, an appreciation for music and the arts, and a drive to achieve excellence in everything they do.

In 1966 Marge co-founded Palmer Printing Company, supporting Mike in his dream to be an independent business person. Marge enjoyed her time in her “little doll house” in Mesa, Arizona, playing golf and bridge, traveling and attending social activities; especially early morning water aerobics “pool side”. Marge treasured her friends in Arizona, Cold Spring and at Country Manor in Sartell. A special Thank You to all who loved Marge and treated her as family when she needed assistance over the years.

Marge was well known for her infectious smile, positive attitude, competitive nature and sense of style. Her common exclamation when introducing or speaking of her children, family and friends was often precluded with “THE WONDERFUL……”.

Marge is survived by her sons: Dr. Michael Palmer (Keta), Bayside, California; Steve Palmer (Debbie), St. Cloud; Dr. Robert Palmer (Fiancee Sophia), Muncie, Indiana; Judy Feneis (Steve), Sartell; Joanie Haus (Rick), St. Cloud; Carol Galstad (Aaron), Brainerd; grandchildren: Jakob, Tessa, Eric, Allison, Sean, Jon, Nicole, Matthew Palmer; Nathan, Jennifer and Christopher Feneis; Brandon, Travis, Kirsten Haus; Fletcher Galstad and eight great grandchildren.
Marge was preceded in death by her husband Mike (2004), her parents and brothers Bill and Jack Gloggner.

Memorials are preferred in lieu of flowers.

We are very grateful for the care and love given to Marge by the “Wonderful” Country Manor staff and the staff of St. Croix Hospice.