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Palmer E. Enblom

Palmer E. Enblom

Palmer E. Enblom, 83, of Laporte, Minnesota passed away at his home on June 8, 2014, with his family by his side. Palmer was born July 24, 1930 in Walker, Minnesota to Gust and Beth (Clark) Enblom of Benedict, MN.

Palmer received his first seven years of education at the one room school in Benedict. He continued his education in Laporte, graduating from Laporte High School in 1948. After high school he attended Bemidji State Teachers College. Palmer worked various jobs including the Homestake Gold Mine in Lead, South Dakota until the Korean War started. He joined the United States Navy on August 4, 1950. Palmer went to several training schools and became an Aviation Electricians Mate. He was honorably discharged from the Navy on June 3, 1954. He then enlisted in the United States Air Force on the 29th of July 1955. He married Inez Kennedy of Walker on October 1, 1955. Palmer was stationed at numerous air bases including a year at Ton San Nhut Airfield, South Vietnam from August 4, 1964 to August 7, 1965. After serving six more years, Palmer retired from the Air Force as a Master Sergeant on October 1, 1971. He and his family returned to Laporte, Minnesota and have lived there since.

Palmer is survived by his wife Inez, sons: Curtis Enblom of Superior, WI and David (Candy) Enblom of Walker, daughter; Cheryl (Alan) Dobie of New Ulm, grandchildren; Nick (Kristen) Enblom of Grand Forks, ND, Margaret Dobie of Chicago, IL, Nathan (Sagan) Dobie of Milwaukee, WI, triplets Rose, Claire and Samuel Dobie of New Ulm, brother-in-laws, sisters-in-laws, many nieces, nephews and cousins.

He was preceded in death by his parents Gust and Beth, brother and sister-in-law Emmett and Carole Enblom, brother-in-law Rodger Glawe and sister-in-law Marlene Taylor.

Palmer's family would like to thank the Sanford Hospice Staff for providing such wonderful care to him during his last days.

A graveside memorial service for Palmer will begin at 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, June 11, 2014 at the Lakeport Cemetery in Laporte, Minnesota. Reverend Dave Smith will be officiating. Palmer's honorary pallbearers will be his grandchildren Nick Enblom, Margaret Dobie, Nathan Dobie, Rose Dobie, Claire Dobie and Samuel Dobie. Military honors accorded by the Walker American Legion Spencer-Ross Post 134 and the Laporte American Legion Anderson-Black Post 462. A gathering of family and friends will be held at the Trinity Lutheran Church in Laporte immediately following the inurnment at the cemetery.

Palmer's care has been entrusted to Northern Peace Funeral Home of Walker, MN. Online condolences for the family may be given at