Carol Ann (Josephine) Palmer was born to Henry and Edna (Stahlecker) Beltcher in Burke, South Dakota on May 2, 1938. Carol passed away on September 3, 2022, at the Bennett County Hospital in Martin, SD.
Carol graduated Provo High School in Igloo, Sd. She married Garald (Beef) Palmer on August 24, 1957, and to this union they had six children: Tim, Patty, Susan, Sharla, Penny, and Tracee. When Carol wasn’t busy raising her six children you could find her in the kitchen baking and cooking, gardening, painting, sewing, or reading. Carol’s primary job was a homemaker (a very busy one with six kids) but she also worked as a schoolteacher at Hillside School, she worked at Palmer’s Market, Jack’s Market, Highway 18 Drive Inn and Bennett County Co-op.
The highlight of her life was her grandchildren and great-grandchildren; her face would light up every time they walked through the door. She was so proud of them.
Carol was preceded in death by her husband Gerald (Beef) Palmer, parents Henry and Edna (Stahlecker) Bettcher, brother-in-law Pat Wild, father and mother-in-law Vernal and Charlotte (Chamberlain) Palmer.
Carol is survived by her sister Deanna Wild of Hanover, IL, son Tim (Colette) Palmer of Martin, SD, daughters Patty (David) Hancock of Martin, SD, Susan Palmer of Martin, SD, Sharla (Harlan) Muhs of Winner, SD, Penny McHenry of Martin, SD, Tracee (Mike) Johnson of Martin, SD, 10 grandchildren, 11 great-grandchildren, niece Dina (Charlie) Wild of Hanover, IL, great niece Shaylee Wild of Hanover, IL, numerous cousins, special adopted daughter Angela Rayhill of martin, SD, and her best friends who spent their time watching over her Willie, Giz, Togi, and Sizzy.
Graveside services will be held Saturday, September 10, 2022, 10:30 am at the Martin Community Cemetery.