Clarence J. "Bud" Palmer

  • "We will miss the twinkle in Uncle Bud's eye."
    - Steve & Kim Holman
  • "Fran praying for you, your Mom & entire family."
    - Debbie (Zetzer) Carver
  • "Prayers for the whole Palmer family. God bless you during..."
    - Kelly Floriana
  • "Mary, and your whole family; sending up prayers of comfort..."
    - Dawn Beggs

Clarence "Bud" J. Palmer

ROCKY RIDGE: Clarence "Bud" J. Palmer, 88, of Rocky Ridge, Ohio, died Wednesday morning, August 20, 2014, at Stein Hospice Care Center in Sandusky.

He was born May 13, 1926, in Rice Township, Ohio, to Clarence, Sr. and Dorothy L. (Henry) Palmer. On August 21, 1948, in Oak Harbor he married Barbara A. Holman and she survives. Bud retired in 1989 after 35 years at Standard Products and was a farmer for 30 years. He was a faithful member of St. Boniface Catholic Church in Oak Harbor.

In addition to his loving wife, Barbara they were one day shy of 66 years together; Bud is survived by his children, Rosanna (Charley) Wheeler of Sandusky, Edward Palmer of Oak Harbor, Francine (David) Berger of Columbus, Christina (Tim) Reed of Fremont, Sandra Goff of Rocky Ridge, Barbie Palmer (Guillermo Parra) of Marietta, GA, Mary Palmer of Fremont and Juliana (Frank) Bertone of Columbus; 24 grandchildren, and 14 great grandchildren. His parents and grandson, Joseph "Joey" Goff, preceded him in death, along with sisters, Anna Rose Clarr, Dorothy Jean Holman and Elizabeth Gerber.

Visitation will be 2-8 p.m., Friday, August 22, 2014, at Robinson-Walker Funeral Home & Crematory, Oak Harbor. The Funeral Mass will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m., Saturday, August 23, 2014, at St. Boniface Catholic Church, 215 N. Church St., Oak Harbor, where the body will lie in state from 9:30-10:30 a.m. one hour prior to the service. Interment will follow in Limestone Cemetery, Graytown.

The family has suggested memorials for Bud to be given to St. Boniface Catholic Church or Stein Hospice, 1200 N. Sycamore Line, Sandusky, OH 44870. Online condolences may be shared with the family at

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Robinson Walker Funeral Home
165 East Water Street Oak Harbor, OH 43449
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Published in the News Herald on Aug. 21, 2014