Verl Tom Palmer

Verl “Tom” Palmer, age 63, of Wanatah, formerly of Kouts, passed away on Monday, November 7, 2005 at his home.

He was born on April 18, 1942 in Centerville, IN, the son of Verl and Elizabeth (Collier) Palmer, graduated from Centerville High School in 1960 then served with the U.S. Air Force until 1968. He had worked at the Water Department of the Westville Correctional Center for the past year.

He was a lifetime member of Kouts American Legion Post, member of B.P.O.E. Elks 500 in Valparaiso and the Westville Masonic Lodge and former member of Orak Shrine.

Survivors include his wife of 13 years, Linda (Howard) Palmer of Wanatah; three children: Verl T. Palmer, Jr. of Missouri, Jody (Jon) McMabel of Knightstown, IN and Judy (Matt) Gerrassimoff of Arizona; two step-sons: David (Debbie) Cincoski of Chesterton, Daniel Cincoski, Jr. of Rolling Prairie; his mother, Elizabeth Palmer of Centerville; one brother, Edward (Pat) Palmer of Centerville and six grandchildren: Jon-Eric, Lauren, Austin, Alex, Alexandria and Madison. He was preceded in death by his father.

Funeral services will be held on Thursday, November 10, 2005 at 10:30 a.m. at Wanatah Funeral Chapel with Rev. Craig Forwalter officiating with burial to follow. Visitation will be held on Wednesday 4-8 p.m. Memorial contributions may be made to the Westville Masonic Lodge or Kouts American Legion Post. Wanatahfuneralchapel.com.

Published in The Times on Nov. 9, 2005


broken_columnMasonic History:

  • Initiated as an Entered Apprentice,
  • Passed to the degree of Fellow Craft on
  • Raised to the Sublime Degree of Master Mason on
  • John was a member of Westville Lodge #192 F. & A. M. for

On  November 7, 2005 his weary feet came to the end of their toilsome journey and from his nerveless grasp dropped forever the working tools of life, and his spiritual body entered into that spiritual building, that house not made with hands, eternal in the heavens.

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