Richard "Dick" A. Palmatier Delton Richard "Dick" A. Palmatier of Delton passed away on Saturday April 13, 2013 at the age of 73. He was born in Hastings on June 21, 1939 to Earl and Dorothy Palmatier. Dick graduated from Hastings Schools in 1957. He was a retiree of Kellogg's in Battle Creek after 30+ years of employment. Dick married Lucille "Lucy" Merrick (Pennock) on September 11, 1998 in Delton. He was an avid fisherman and hunter, and also enjoyed tinkering outdoors. Dick will be missed for his humor, picking on his wife and grandchildren, great story-telling, his smile and willingness to welcome others. Lucy will miss his thoughtfulness, companionship, love and compassion. He is survived by his wife, Lucy; children, Scott (Mi Suk) Palmatier of Lake Odessa, Tim (Julie) Palmatier of Hastings and Amy (Chris) Tamer of North Carolina; step-children Missie (Jim) Pennock- Polakovich of Grand Rapids and Eric (Phyllis) Pennock of Grand Rapids; grandchildren, Michele, James, Jennifer and Meagan; step-grandchildren, Alexandra, Vivian, Jacob, Simone and Erys; 4 great-grandchildren; brother, Phillip (Marie) Palmatier of South Carolina; 2 nieces, a nephew and many friends. In honor of his wishes, cremation has taken place, there will be no visitation and a private memorial service will take place at a later date. For those who wish, in lieu of flowers, memorial contributions should be directed to
. Lauer Family Funeral Homes-Wren Chapel 1401 N. Broadway in Hastings has been entrusted to care for the family. Please share a memory or leave condolences to Dick's family at www.lauerfh.com.
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Published in Battle Creek Enquirer on Apr. 21, 2013