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Gertrude Koenig Palmer

1922 - 2010 Obituary Condolences
Gertrude Koenig Palmer Obituary

On October 31, 2010 Gertie went to Heaven after a brave battle with cancer. She was born October 8, 1922 in Russell, North Dakota to Otto Koster and Anna Zurcher Koster.

After completing Nursing school she came west and married Carl Koenig. In 1948 they moved to Paradise where she used her nursing skills at Rheingens Hospital and Feather River Hospital. She helped deliver numerous babies and was well known and respected by many Paradise doctors.

In March 1989, she married Ernie Palmer. Together they square danced and traveled the world for 21 wonderful years. She attended both the CMA Church and the United Methodist Church. Her church, family and friends were her greatest joy.

One son, Mark Koenig, preceded her in death. She is survived by her husband, Ernie; son, Michael Koenig of Cameron Park; stepsons, Jim Palmer of Hoover, Alabama, Bill Palmer of Poway, California; step daughters, Barbara Wiest of Coalinga, California and Patti Van Orden of Templeton, California; brother, Richard Koster of San Antonio, Texas and sisters, Hazel Romsos of Bottineau, North Dakota, Virginia Saylor of Fort Collins, Colorado and Betty Hahn of Minot, North Dakota. Also many nieces and nephews.

A memorial service will be held Saturday, November 6, 2010 at 1:00 p.m. at the Paradise United Methodist Church - 6722 Clark Road, Paradise.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests donations be made in Gertie's name to Awana for boys and girls at the Paradise CMA church.
Published in Chico Enterprise-Record on Nov. 4, 2010
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