Lester S. Palmer
Feb. 9, 1924 — Aug.22, 2017
Lester S. Palmer of Waukesha died on Tuesday, August 22, 2017, at LindenGrove at the age of 93. He was born in Dousman on February 9, 1924, the son of Kenneth and Grace (nee Schaefer) Palmer.
He proudly served his country in the United States Army Air Corps. Les worked as a truck driver for many years at Spring City Trucking, and later General Cartage. He was a member of the Teamsters Local 200.
In retirement, he enjoyed driving cars for car dealerships doing auto transfers.
Les loved going to the casino, playing bingo, playing cards, golfing, bowling and especially loved to eat. He loved country music and was proud to have had the opportunity to shake Charley Pride’s hand. Les found great joy in traveling and visiting his friends and family.
He will be sadly missed by his loving companion of 26 years, Laura DeGuiseppe of Waukesha, and his children, Mike (Carla) Palmer of Waukesha, Penny (Tom) LeMere of Augusta, Cheryl (Keith Loftus) Goring of Falcon, Mo., and Debbie Palmer of Lebanon, Mo. He was the proud grandfather of Brandon (Shelli) Palmer of Oconomowoc, Colt “CJ” (Lori) Palmer of Johnson Creek, Chelle (Terry) Martin of Milton, Fla., the late Gina Poss, Kim (Jack) Hanes of Sedelia, Mo., Jason Goring Sr., Jerry Goring Jr. and the late Tammy (Donnie) Finley of Falcon, Mo., and great-grandfather of Cayden, Alexandria, Jenna, Devin, Jordan, Jarret, Justin, Kayleigh, Zachary, Jonathon, Mikheala, Jason Jr., Cody, Jenifer, Jonathon, Shelby, Treva and the late Cheyanne and great-great-grandfather of Brooklyn, Taylor, Peyton, Amelia and Dallas. He is further survived by his brother Donald (the late Joyce) Palmer of Waukesha, along with many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
In addition to his granddaughters Gina Poss and Tammy Finley, he was preceded in death by his wife, Betty; brothers, Gordon “Mugs,” Russ, Gibb, Roger, Jim and Eugene; and sisters Carol, Beatrice, Josephine and Armine.
Visitation will be held on Tuesday, September 5, from 11 a.m. until the time of the 1 p.m. funeral service at the Randle-Dable-Brisk Funeral Home, 1110 S. Grand Ave., Waukesha, WI 53186. Entombment with full military honors will follow at Wisconsin Memorial Park in Brookfield at 2:30 p.m. Please meet at the cemetery.
In lieu of flowers, memorials in Lester’s name are appreciated to St. Jude Children’s Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105, or to Disabled American Veterans, P.O. Box 14301, Cincinnati, OH 45250.
Randle-Dable-Brisk Funeral Home, Crematory and Preplanning Service is honored to serve the family. For further information, please call the funeral home at 262-547-4035 or visit us online at www.randledable.com for directions or to leave the family an online tribute message.