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In 1968, Kent R. Palmer and his wife Dolores, owners of the Palmer Funeral Homes in North Liberty and Walkerton, sold their equity and moved to South Bend. Within the next six years, Kent acquired three funeral homes in St. Joseph County...The Orvis Funeral Home in South Bend, the Harden Funeral Home in Lakeville and the Hollis Funeral Home in River Park.

Kent sold the family business in 1995, to his sons, K. R. and Kerry Palmer. Then, in 1997, K. R. & Kerry purchased the Warner Funeral Home in Osceola. In 2002 they purchased the Guisinger Chapel Funeral Home & Southlawn Cemetery and then in 2009 purchased the Hickey Funeral Home near Granger. In 2012 they acquired the Manuel Funeral Home in North Liberty, IN and founded Palmer's Pet Services.

With the Palmer tradition of kindness, integrity, and family values, our business continues to grow by offering the same quality service from one generation to the next.

Greg Crump, Rick Palmisano, Donna Adkins, Jim Hanley,Tracy Faudree, Tom Hickey, K. R. and Kerry Palmer, Norman Bone.

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