Jeffery "Jeff" Duane Palmer

October 10, 1964 ~ October 15, 2021 (age 57)

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Jeffery Duane Palmer of Eaton Rapids,

Passed away October 15, 2021, at the age of 57. Jeff was born in Eaton Rapids, October 10, 1964, the son of Duane and Dorothy (Wilson) Palmer. He was a 1984 graduate of Eaton Rapids High School. He worked for Michigan Packaging and more recently, Ryder Logistics. Jeff was a dairy farmer, and a jack of all trades. If it was broken he would fix it his way and his way was right and he loved to play with his Legos. The nieces and nephews will miss their “Uncle Dude” greatly.

Jeff is survived by his wife, Mary Elizabeth (Beth) Palmer; children, Mary Ashtin Palmer of Eaton Rapids, Dorian Palmer of Eaton Rapids; siblings, Julie Palmer, Jim (Serena) Palmer, Wendy (Kyle) McNamara, step siblings, Dian (Brad) Brummett, Mark (Missy) Hisler; grand-dog, Savage. He was preceded in death by his parents and stepfather, Howard Hisler; stepbrothers, Steve and Howie Hisler.

Memorial services will be 11 am Saturday October 23, 2021, at Thrive Church, 6044 S. Clinton Trail, Eaton Rapids, MI 48827. Memorial contributions may be made to the family to help with expenses. Arrangements were entrusted to the Mills Funeral Home, Shelly-Odell Chapel. To leave online condolences for the family please visit our website,

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Memorial Service
October 23, 2021

11:00 AM
Thrive Church
6044 S. Clinton Trail
Eaton Rapids, MI 48827-1210

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