October 10, 1955 - January 26, 2018

Michael K. Palmer, 1974 Crater graduate and Medford resident, left us January 26, 2018 after battling with many health issues for years. He was born October 10, 1955 in Onida, South Dakota.

Mike is survived by daughters he loved so dearly, Angie Cox and Julie Hite; granddaughters, Kyla, Sophia, and Alli; brothers, Terry and Brian; cousin, Doug Palmer; and dear friends such as Karen Hilliard, King Healy, Rob Johannsson, Mickey Webb, and Bill Foley who helped and supported Mike tremendously over the years. He was preceded in death by his parents, Kenneth and Alma.

Mike loved his family, playing and watching sports, and had a sense of humor his dad truly appreciated. Mike learned the Golden Rule years ago in Sunday school – he was a “giver” with a kind heart for all. As a kid, Mike loved farming with his uncle Nova and cousin Ray every summer in South Dakota. We’ll love him and miss him forever! One tough and loving man! May God bless you Mike Palmer.