Donna Palm

Posted Online: May 08, 2014, 5:46 pm
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Donna Jean Palm, 85, of rural Altona, died Wednesday, May 7, 2014, at Hillcrest Home, rural Geneseo.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday, May 10, at the Cambridge Chapel of Stackhouse-Moore Funeral Services. The Rev. Linda Winkelman will officiate. Burial will be at Rosedale Cemetery, Cambridge. Visitation will be one hour before the service at the funeral home. Memorials may be made to Messiah Lutheran Church, Galva, or Hillcrest Home.
Donna Jean Byers was born Feb. 7, 1929, in Cambridge Township, the daughter of Archie S. and Sylvia I. Johnson Byers. She was educated in Cambridge schools and graduated from Cambridge High School in 1946.
Her marriage to J. Stanley Palm took place on Aug. 21, 1965, at the Little Brown Church in Nashua, Iowa. The couple lived and farmed south of Cambridge until Stanley's death on April 12, 2008.
Donna was a member of Messiah Lutheran Church, Galva.
Those surviving are a sister-in-law, Rosemarie Sisson, rural Geneseo; several nieces, nephews, great-nieces and great-nephews, including Joseph and Matthew Sisson; longtime friends, Ron Koenigs and family; and many special friends and neighbors at Hillcrest Home. She was preceded in death by her parents, her husband and a brother, Amos Sisson.
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