Dean Palmer, 90, of Falls City, died Monday, Sept. 15, 2014 at Falls City. He was born July 6, 1924 northeast of Barada to the late Perry and Emma (Smith) Palmer.

Dean enlisted in the U.S. Army on June 18, 1945 and was honorably discharged on Nov. 13, 1946 as a Corporal. On Aug. 15, 1985 he married Caroline (Fiene) Sailors at Coryell Park, NE.

Dean was raised in the Barada area and attended District 20 Patterson Country school and graduated Shubert High School in 1941.He farmed with his father and continued after his father’s death. After returning from service he continued farming part time and also was employed at Frontier Homes, Falls City Mercantile and Cooper Nuclear Plant at Brownville. The couple moved to the present family home in 1985 and he retired from farming in 1989.

He was a member of the Barada United Methodist Church for more than 50 years.

Dean is survived by his wife, Caroline Palmer, of Falls City; step-children, Doug (Margie) Sailors, and Diane McCann, both of Falls City; step-daughter-in-law, Cindy Sailors, of Falls City; step-grandchildren, Valerie (Blake) Buckminster, Kimberly (Ryan) Nolte, Kellie (Art) Dean, and Kristi Reiss, and her fiancé Dan Simon, all of Falls City, and Scott (Emily) Sailors, of Humboldt; Jessica and Matthew McCann, both of Falls City; nine step-great-grandchildren.

He was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Noble; a sister in infancy; stepson, Leon Sailors; and stepgranddaughter, Tammy Sailors.

Funeral services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 20, 2014 at Dorr & Clark Funeral Home with Rev. Jerry Yount officiating. Interment will be in Harris Cemetery.Military graveside honors by Falls City Ceremonial Honor Guard.

The family will receive friends from 4-5 p.m. Friday at the funeral home.  

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