Avilla - Marion K. Palmer, 90, of Avilla, passed away on Friday March 15, 2019 at Parkview Hospital Randallia in Fort Wayne. He was born on March 14, 1929 in Detroit, Mich to the late Marion Lloyd and Genevieve (Albert) Palmer. On Feb 7, 1948 in Detroit, he married Letty Elliott. Marion was known for being the owner and operator of the Avilla Dairy Treat on the south side of Avilla. In his free time, he enjoyed being outdoors, especially fishing. Survivors include his wife, Letty Palmer, and daughters, Linda (Ron) Grandis of Davidson, MI, and Martha (Tom) Kennerk of Monroeville. Also surviving are grandchildren, Terry (Rick) Sales, Abby (Cody) Stoll, and Kali Kennerk, and 5 great grandchildren. He was preceded death by an infant daughter, Sandra, and 4 brothers. Funeral service is 1:00pm Saturday, March 23, 2019 at Harper Funeral Homes, Avilla Chapel, 530 N Main St., Avilla, with visitation from 11am until service time Saturday. Contributions in Marion's memory may be directed to the Down Syndrome Association of Northeast Indiana "Buddy Walk". To leave a condolence or sign the online guestbook, visit www.harperfuneralhomes.com
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