Lenard E. Palmer
1937 - 2020
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GALESBURG - Lenard E. Palmer, 82, Galesburg, died at 11:09 a.m. Friday, July 3, 2020, at Aperion Care Galesburg North, Galesburg.

He was born Wednesday, July 28, 1937, in Chicago, the son of Edward and Martha (Palmer) Wimmer.

Lenard is survived by one son, Marc Paschke of San Francisco.

Lenard was raised and educated in Chicago, graduating from Morgan Park Academy, DePaul University and Chicago State University. He taught handicapped children in the Chicago Public School system. He also worked for 26 years as an employee of the Illinois Department of Mental Health and Corrections. Lenard spent many years in the music business and was a longtime member of the American Federation of Musicians, locals #10 in Chicago, #655 in Miami, #269 in Las Vegas and #178 in Galesburg. He played with several big bands, including Tiny Hill. He was a member of Corpus Christi Catholic Church in Galesburg.

Graveside services will be at 10 a.m. Wednesday, July 8, 2020, in the Alexis Cemetery. There will be no visitation or other funeral services planned. Memorials may be made to the Knox County Humane Society and/or the Corpus Christi Catholic Church. Please sign the online guestbook at www.wisefamilyfuneralhome.com. Wise Family-Hoover Hall Funeral Home Alexis is in charge of the arrangements.

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Published in The Register-Mail on Jul. 7, 2020.
Graveside service
10:00 AM
Alexis Cemetery
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July 10, 2020
Does anyone know his son?
Jim Romine
July 8, 2020
This memory is for Lennys friend, Mary. Mary, this is Sandy who used to work at HiLo. That is how I knew Lenny. I am so sorry to see that Lenny has passed. God bless Lenny, and may he Rest In Peace.
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