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Palmer Funeral Homes and Southlawn Cemetery continue to invest in the community while keeping family values in funeral service.  Whenever you call, a caring voice is present, with time to listen and a readiness to help with every detail and decision.  Our staff is efficient, caring, and have always put the families we serve first.

Thank you for the opportunity to assist your family. 

What Our Families Say: TESTIMONIALS

We are honored and give thanks to REAL Services for presenting Palmer Funeral Home with the 2017 Business of the Year Award.
The mission of REAL Services begins with the words,"Believing in the dignity of all people!" the recipient of this year's Business of the Year Award clearly operates on the same philosophy.
This Business excels at customer service and the employees treat each person with dignity and respect when discussing personal and sometimes emotional life issues. They have been particularly caring in making funeral arrangements for those who have no family or friends. REAL Services is legal guardian for many who have little or no money to pay for services, but regardless of financial resources, our Business of the Year still helps to plan respectful, memorable, and reverent funeral services, just like they would for any other family.
This Business works with others in the community to find resources and options. In one instance, they were able to get flowers donated for the service for an elderly woman who was 101 years old at her death. She had no money, no family, and only REAL Services Guardianship staff to mourn her death.
At times, nursing home staff may be the only family of an elderly patient who has passed away. This thoughtful funeral home provides memorial services at the nursing facility to honor not only the life of the deceased but also to show appreciation for the compassion that the nursing home caregivers have provided and to acknowledge the loss they too are suffering.
An outstanding business in our community with a strong commitment to serving the elderly with dignity and compassion.

REAL Services - Age of Excellence


River Park - Tel: 574-289-2848

Guisinger ChapelTel: 574-291-5880

Hickey ChapelTel: 574-289-1000

West Chapel - Tel: 574-232-6565

Southlawn CemeteryTel: 574-291-3782

North LibertyTel: 574-656-8362

Palmer Community ComplexTel: 574-784-3119



Of all the things you can do for your family, planning and funding your funeral may be one of the most considerate and caring. Planning and funding your funeral will ease your family's thoughts, and comfort them in their time of loss. It's something you can do now, it's easy, and it's affordable. Make the right choice for those you love.

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Southlawn Cemetery

The initial cemetery had its first burial in 1836. In 1909, the Palmer's Prairie Cemetery was founded and more acreage was purchased. In 1924, additional land was needed and a group of area businessmen formed a corporation, issued shares of stock for capital, purchased 45 acres, and the cemetery was renamed Southlawn Cemetery.

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Pet Services

The loss of a pet can be very emotional.  It is only appropriate to say farewell in a meaningful way.  In April of 2010, K. R. and Kerry Palmer founded a local cemetery and crematory strictly for pets. As a locally owned, family operated business, we are able to provide sensitive care and respect for your pet.


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