Donald David Palm


Birth: September 20th, 1937
Death: September 24th, 2017
Age: 80 years
Residence:Prudenville
Survived By: Children, Sherry (Ken) Blaisus of Prudenville, Michael (Carol) Palm of Portland, Wendy Palm of Bloomington, MN and Bill (Deb) Palm of Lakeville, MN; 10 grandchildren, Gina (David) Hall of Fremont, Leigha Palm and fiancé, Scott Lang of Grand Rapids, Stephanie (Jeff) Whaley of Loxley, AL, Billy (Izzie) Palm of Rosemont, MN, Jim (Mimi) Palm of Kissimmee, FL, Sarah (Bobby) Brown of Blountville, TN, Kandice Hawthorne and fiancé, Matt Willey of Roscommon, Justin, Samantha and Vanessa Hawthorne all of Houghton Lake; 12 great-grandchildren; and a brother Chuck (Margie) Palm of Prudenville.
Affiliations: Don retired as a Highway Inspector from the Michigan Department of Transportation in 1997 after 39 years of service. He also had been a member of the Denton Township Police and Denton Township Fire Departments for 19 years, retiring in 1986. Don retired as the Fire Chief. He was a member of the Prudenville Knights of Columbus Council #6548 and Our Lady of the Lakes and St. Hubert Catholic Churches.

Donald David Palm, age 80, of Prudenville, died September 24, 2017 at home surrounded by his loving family.  Don was born September 20, 1937 in Detroit to George William Palm, MD and Marcella Theresa (Vogler) Palm.  He married Sandra Jean Horton on October 15, 1960 in Prudenville.  They lived in Clare from 1960 to 1964 and then moved to Prudenville.  Don retired as a Highway Inspector from the Michigan Department of Transportation in 1997 after 39 years of service.  He also had been a member of the Denton Township Police and Denton Township Fire Departments for 19 years, retiring in 1986.  Don retired as the Fire Chief.  He was a member of the Prudenville Knights of Columbus Council #6548 and Our Lady of the Lakes and St. Hubert Catholic Churches.  Don enjoyed deer hunting, trips to the casinos, snow plowing, golf and travel.  He is survived by 4 children, Sherry (Ken) Blaisus of Prudenville, Michael (Carol) Palm of Portland, Wendy Palm of Bloomington, MN and Bill (Deb) Palm of Lakeville, MN; 10 grandchildren, Gina (David) Hall of Fremont, Leigha Palm and fiancé, Scott Lang of Grand Rapids, Stephanie (Jeff) Whaley of Loxley, AL, Billy (Izzie) Palm of Rosemont, MN, Jim (Mimi) Palm of Kissimmee, FL, Sarah (Bobby) Brown of Blountville, TN, Kandice Hawthorne and fiancé, Matt Willey of Roscommon, Justin, Samantha and Vanessa Hawthorne all of Houghton Lake; 12 great-grandchildren; and a brother Chuck (Margie) Palm of Prudenville.  He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Sandra Jean Palm on October 2, 2013; daughter, Toni Hawthorne; sister, Margaret Wangler and 3 brothers, George, Fred and Robert Palm.  The family will receive friends at St. Hubert Catholic Church, 7612 W. Higgins Lake Drive, Roscommon, on Thursday, September 28 at 10 AM until the Funeral Mass at 11 AM officiated by Fr. Bernard Tyler.  Memorial Donations may be made to the Prudenville Knights of Columbus Council #6548 or St. Hubert Catholic Church. Arrangements are by Walsh Funeral Home, Roscommon.



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CONDOLENCE MESSAGES


“So sorry to hear this. We will be remembering all of you in our prayers.”


Jeannie & Wes Lawrence



“I will miss my Uncle dearly, he was my last living Uncle on my father's side and was a favorite of my wife and I, may he rest in comfort in heaven”


Chuck Palm, Orlando FL



“ I was very sorry to hear about Don's passing Don was an outstanding man husband father and grandfather he always had a smile for everyone Condolences to the whole family but know that you have a new angel in heaven ”


Shelley Sullivan



“So sorry for your lossđź’—”


Judy and Dan Winter



“We are so sorry for this great loss, but thankful for the life he lived and the laugh and joy he shared with so many! Hugs from All of us to each of you. ”


Emily (Starke) Mitchell and Family



“SO SORRY FOR YOUR LOSS . WE WILL MISS HIM VERY MUCH AT PULMONARY REHAB HE INSPIRED ME TO KEEP PUSHING ONWARD . MY THOUGHTS AND PRAYERS ARE WITH HIS FAMILY”


RICK PICARDAT



“OUR THOUGHTS ARE WITH FAMILY AND FRIENDS ON THE PASSING OF UNCLE DON. WITH HEARTS SAD FOR THE LOSS WE SHARE AT THIS TIME. MANY HAPPY THOUGHTS HAVE BEEN REVIEWED . WE SEND OUR LOVE TO ALL OUR PALM COUSINS, UNCLE CHUCK AND AUNT MARGE AND FAMILIES.”


George and Linda Palm



“I am so sorry to hear this. I will miss his upbeat attitude and friendship. I have been working on his smile for 18 years and will miss it dearly. Prayers for peace and comfort to all of the family. ”


Michelle Neveau RDH- Dr. Holden's office



“Sherry & family, So sorry to hear of your father's passing. He was always a good natured man. May your memories get you through this trying times. Thoughts and prayers for all of you.”


Charlene-Dr Austin's office



“We just found out about Don's passing. All of us at Camp Florida miss him greatly. May he rest in Peace!”


Bruce Ridley





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