Donald William Palmer Jr.

Donald William Palmer Jr., 61, of Great Falls, died of cancer Monday, Jan. 21, at a local healthcare facility.

Cremation has taken place under the direction of Croxford Funeral Home. A memorial service is 10 a.m. Saturday at Croxford Funeral Home, 1307 Central Ave.

Don was born in Erding, Germany, on March 7, 1951, to Donald and Josephine (Hausler) Palmer. The family eventually moved to Great Falls, where Don was raised. He worked at North American Van Lines and Hi-Line Moving Services.

He is survived by daughters Brenda Palmer of Great Falls and Heather Rodriguez and Theresa Palmer both of Topeka, Kansas; son Travis Palmer of Great Falls; siblings Donna Tilson, Dolores Palmer and Walter Palmer of Great Falls; and seven grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and children Susan Erdmann and Steven Palmer.

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Published in Great Falls Tribune on Jan. 24, 2013