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John M. Jack Palmer passes away at age 83

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John M. "Jack" Palmer, age 83 of Valparaiso, IN passed away on Monday, November 25, 2019. He was born on August 13, 1936 in Michigan City, IN to John and Regina Mary (Hayman) Pumnea who preceded him in death.

John is survived by his daughter, Kristi Brinkmann of Glendale, AZ; three grandchildren, Paige Brinkmann, Lauren Palmore and Ryan Palmore; brother, Tom (Virginia) Pumnea; four nieces, and one nephew. He was a graduate of Indiana University, worked as a CPA, Funeral Home director, business owner, and retired from his position as CFO of Lake Erie Land Company in Sand Creek. John was a member of St. Patrick Catholic Church in Chesterton. He was a hard worker, had a terrific sense of humor and lived life to the fullest. In his free time he loved to golf.

A private family memorial for John will be held and arranged by Edmonds & Evans Funeral Home, Chesterton, IN.

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Posted 11/29/2019




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