Welcome to Palmer Funeral Homes.

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

They picked up our baby girl Lucy a miniature Doxie from the vet and took the best of care of her. We picked her up at the cremation facility and she was in a cute little urn. Thank you Palmer Funeral Home!

Fred and Mary Carrico


River Park
Tel: 574-289-2848

Guisinger Chapel
Tel: 574-291-5880

Hickey Chapel
Tel: 574-289-1000

Southlawn Cemetery
Tel: 574-291-3782

North Liberty
Tel: 574-656-8362

Tel: 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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