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Cozad Resident: Oscar Palmer Jr., Age 87

Thursday, June 4, 2020
Cozad Resident: Oscar Palmer Jr., Age 87

Oscar Palmer Jr.

Cozad Resident: Oscar Palmer Jr., Age 87

Oscar Palmer Jr. of Cozad passed away Tuesday, May 26th, 2020 at Emerald Care Center at the age of 87.

Oscar was born April 18th, 1933 at Seminole, Oklahoma to Oscar Sr. and Deloris (James) Palmer. Oscar served in the U.S. Air Force from 1953 to 1957. In November of 1959, Oscar married Deloris Alspaw in Bakersfield, California. Their union was blessed with two children, John and Jennifer. Oscar was a delivery driver for Montgomery Ward and a custodian for a school in Bakersfield. He and Deloris moved to Cozad in 1994 and he worked as a custodian at Cozad City Schools.

Oscar took great pride in his lawn and washing his car. He enjoyed refinishing furniture, watching sports and John Wayne westerns, his favorite movie was "Shane". Oscar loved spending time with his family and was always willing to lend a helping hand to anyone.

Oscar was preceded in death by his parents; sister, May Francis Palmer and brother, Jerry Palmer. Survivors include his wife Deloris Palmer of Cozad; son, John (Gloria) Palmer of Cozad; daughter, Jennifer (Clint) Sheldon of New Ulm, MN; grandchildren, Mikal Duncan of Russellville, AR, Hannah Duncan of New Ulm, MN, Connor Sheldon of New Ulm, MN, Adam (Jodi) Hild of Cozad, Bradley (Brittney) Hild of Cozad, Sarah (Kirsten) Richmieir of Norton, KS, Terri (Shawn) Barry of Axtell, Gerry (Chuck) Taylor of Oxford; 11 great grandchildren; brother, Kenneth Palmer of CA; and numerous nieces, nephews and extended family.

Memorials are suggested to the family in his name for later designation. Online condolences may be shared at Cremation was chosen. Graveside services will be held at a later date. Berryman Funeral Home is assisted the family with arrangements.