Shirley A. Palmer

Shirley A. Palmer (nee Nelson), 83, of Hartford, passed away Thursday, Nov. 3, 2011 at Serenity Villa.

She was born May 4, 1928, in Highland to George and Ethel (nee Plank) Nelson.

Shirley was united in marriage to Robert Palmer on Aug. 2, 1947; he preceded her in death in 1993.

She loved roses, was an avid gardener and a member of the Hartford Garden Club. Shirley was a den mother for the Cub Scouts.

She is survived by her children, David (Ann) Palmer of Hubertus, Lynnell (Dennis) Hegy of Hartford, Kenneth (Lyn) Palmer of Slinger, Esther Palmer of Hartford, and Patricia Schalliol of West Bend; eight grandchildren, Sherry (fiancÚ Scott) McGlothin, Pamela Selerski, Peter Hegy (friend Sara), Scott Hegy (friend Michele), Angela Palmer, Andrew Palmer, Elizabeth (Brent) Wendler, and Brian (Crystal) Schalliol; five great-grandchildren, Crystal McGlothin, Zack, Nicholas, Michelle, and Lucas Selerski; her siblings, Stanley (Nancy) Nelson of Blanchardville, and Twylah Gilbertson of Black Earth.

She is further survived by nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

Shirley was preceded in death by her parents, husband Robert Palmer, sister Lorraine and her brother in-law Kenneth Gilbertson.

Memorial funeral services for Shirley will be held Monday, Nov. 7 , 201,1 at 6:30 p.m. at the Shimon Funeral Home, Hartford. Pastor John Brath will officiate. Family will greet relatives and friends on Monday from 4 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. at the funeral home.

Inurnment at Pleasant Hill Cemetery, Hartford.

Memorials to the family are appreciated.

Special thanks to Tracey, the Serenity Villa staff, and Seasons Hospice.

Shimon Funeral Home is assisting the family. (262) 673-9500,