Let the memory of Les
be with us forever
  • 70 years old
  • Born on May 2, 1943 in Miller, South Dakota, United States.
  • Passed away on November 9, 2013 in Custer, South Dakota, United States.
This memorial website was created in memory of our loved one, Leslie W Palmer 70 years old , born on May 2, 1943 and passed away on November 9, 2013. We will remember him forever.
Posted by Donna Palmer on 13th November 2018
I really did not miss the 9th I just couldn't write. Now I've adjusted and can do it, Sorry but I know you know why. Love and miss you. Continue to watch over us.
Posted by Suzy Palmer on 9th November 2018
Hey pops! 5 years still seems like yesterday! Ma and I share a lot of laughs and great memories but we still shed tears because losing you hurts just as much today as it did 5 years ago. I miss you with ever piece of my heart. You’d be so proud of little Logan. He is the cutest little queball!! Thank you for being my angel! I know you’re here with me and watch over Ally! I hope you are enjoying all those fishing day and hunting day. Love you!!
Posted by Terry Druyvestein on 9th November 2018
Five years go by too fast. I visited your favorite spots in the Big Hole Valley in September, Less. Lots of memories come back there. What a blessing I have been given with memories of you and Donna and the great creation God has given us to enjoy.
Posted by Karen Spring on 9th November 2018
I can't believe it's been 5 years but I know Donna feels it every day. Glad you watch over all of them and are enjoying the sounds of your beautiful great grandson. Rest well, Les, he's in good hands.
Posted by Donna Palmer on 2nd May 2018
" Miss You everyday" Love You Donna
Posted by Donna Palmer on 2nd May 2018
Watch over Danny and Tiffany as they are about to make us Great Grandparents, Its going to be a boy. I know you would be thrilled.
Posted by Karen Spring on 2nd May 2018
I'm lighting a candle in honor of your birthday, Les. Yup, just one because 75 of them would burn the house down! Miss your smile and the sound of your laugh but makes me feel better to know that heaven is enjoying them both.
Posted by Terry Druyvestein on 16th November 2017
Less, Miss you a lot. Was in the BigHole for archery season and visited a lot of our favorite hunting spots. Such a great place in the fall and brings back such close memories. Donna, you, Loretta and me. We have some very special memories.
Posted by Karen Spring on 9th November 2017
Can't believe four years have passed but I know your family has felt every moment. Still think of you and miss your sense of humor and hearing your laugh. "Time can ease but not erase all the memories we all have made."
Posted by Suzy Palmer on 9th November 2017
Dad, I can't believe it's been 4 years today. Feels just like yesterday that you left. Miss you so very much. I'm so Thankful for all that you taught me. I'm taking car of Ma too. She misses you dearly too. Love You everyday.
Posted by Karen Spring on 9th May 2017
Thought of you on the 2nd but missed posting a note. It's also fishing season and can't help but think of you whenever someone mentions Angostura. There were many fishing trips and fishing stories on that lake and you're a big part of all those stories. Thanks for the memories.
Posted by Donna Palmer on 21st November 2016
Les I not only think of you on your birthday, our anniversary the day you left us. I think of you all the time. I wish you would not have left us but your memory is around me all the time. I love you.
Posted by Karen Spring on 19th November 2016
We're starting to plan our 55th class reunion for next year. We miss you but I hope you're too busy to miss us. I get together with our classmates who live around here once a month and we still get a chuckle out of remembering Mr. Broderson's class! I'm sure you do too. If only we could communicate. I would love to hear that you're well and that you see all our friends and family that have gone before. I would love to hear.
Posted by Terry Druyvestein on 10th November 2016
"Less", it is hard to believe that it has been 3 years since you left us. I guess that is because the memories you left us are still so real and vivid. Was so good to share so many with you and your family.
Posted by Terry Druyvestein on 5th May 2016
Less, you know that you left a fine family behind when you left this world. If we are measured by the kind and caring people in our families, you have high marks. I think of you often and of the great times we were privileged to have with you and all of your family. We do still miss you.
Posted by Suzy Palmer on 2nd May 2016
Miss you Dad! I know you keep track of all of us and I thank you for that. I hope your are having a super birthdya fishing and catching that huge Walleye. I love you Dad. Happy Birthday.
Posted by Vicki Palmer on 2nd May 2016
Happy birthday you ol fart! I love you so much, and can't believe it's been 2 1/2 years since you left us. Thankfully you are up in heaven and laughing at us! We are planning our family reunion in a month and all I can think is WHY didn't we do this years ago? I cherish my memories of our softball/baseball games, Grandma's fried chicken, and all the laughter
Posted by Donna Palmer on 6th April 2016
Les I can' believe its been 2 1/2 years. and next month it will be your birthday. A day hardly goes by that I don't think of you. I miss you terribly but that is because I loved you so much, You were the one to hold my hand while I struggle with health problems but sometimes I feel you still hold my hand. Keep it up I still need that. You probably know what your grandkids have been up too, You'd be so proud. Miss You !!!
Posted by Donna Palmer on 6th April 2016
Incase you don't know it your daughter and son take good care of me. As a matter of fact I have a fantastic family whom do so many things for me everyday and they probably don't even realize it. They are all great; You'd be very happy.
Posted by Suzy Palmer on 14th November 2015
Dad, I've been missing alot lately. So many times I've wished you were here to see just how things are going. I would never wish you the pain you suffered before you had to leave. I know you are spiritually with me and in the decisions that I've been making because I can feel you here. I've gained patients and have learned to look at things from your eyes. Yes that happens and does help
Posted by Suzy Palmer on 14th November 2015
I will forever Thank the good Lord for you being Troy and My Dad, Moms best friend and Husband, Dan, Shelby and Allys Papa. I miss you everyday. I love you!
Posted by Karen Spring on 10th November 2015
You know, Les, every time we have a pleasant thought about someone, we should say it out loud. Because we never know if we'll have another chance to make someone's day. Let's face it, we all like to think we're liked, we're loved, we're admired by someone. I should have told you how funny you were, I should have said you were a great dancer, I should have told you what a good person I thought you were, I should have told you how much I appreciated the number of times you had to work on Mom's cars, and on and on. So I'll say it now and thanks for being a great brother-in-law.
Posted by Terry Druyvestein on 9th November 2015
I was looking for a photo to share and came across one in 2011 when you had a very large small mouth from Angustora. Donna had one a little bigger tho. I remember the time well. We had a great time and a great memory. Like many of the memories I have about the four of us doing hunting and fishing things. The great outdoors which our God created for us is truly amazing and we were so blessed to have been able to share it together.
Posted by Donna Palmer on 29th May 2015
Les, I cry when I visit this web site. I quess maybe its still hard to realize you are actually gone. I can not wish you back to live in pain. I also look forward to holding your hand again. I will always miss and love you.
Posted by Terry Druyvestein on 6th May 2015
Les, It is now spring and our trip to So. Dak. will start. I especially am thinking of you and the places we fished together. You, Donna, Loretta , Leo and me. I will miss you again this year, your enthusiasm was always a highlight of our trips. I appreciate having had you for a brother-in-law and am so happy you took Jesus as your savior so that I might see you again someday.
Posted by Karen Spring on 6th May 2015
There's an ache in the hearts of all who miss you on days like this. We didn't want you to go but we came to know your illness couldn't be cured here. We still miss your laugh, your ready smile, your sense of humor and the memories we made and the times we shared. But I know that your light still shines, as well as I know there are memories yet to be. Softly on, Les, we'll see you round the bend.
Posted by Karen Spring on 16th November 2014
I cannot believe a year has gone by but I'm sure for Donna and family, at times it seems a long time has passed, yet at others, it seems like yesterday. When you're used to having someone near all the time, you miss them when they leave-- all the time. The only thing that comforts the mind is knowing that they are in a better place, free from pain. The only thing that comforts the heart is knowing that we will see him again.
Posted by Donna Palmer on 12th November 2014
Like the song Gone to soon. Love and miss you.
Posted by Terry Druyvestein on 11th November 2014
Les, I just got back from the Big Hole Valley. The memories of you are still all there, especially on battle mountain where we had 5 bulls come in to our calling. How exciting that was, soo exciting that you shot your arrow into the ground! Well, that is why it was so much fun. Think of you a lot when I hunt our old spots.
Posted by Virginia Steenson on 9th November 2014
I can still hear Les' laugh. He did tease me once that Chadron State football was going to be in the Tidy Bowl! We weren't all laughing then! HA! I wanted to share a couple things with Donna that will hopefully give her some comfort: "When it hurts to look back and you are afraid to look forward, look beside you . . . I will be there" and "There are some who bring a light so great to the world that even after they have gone, the light remains"
Posted by Karen Spring on 31st August 2014
Les, Everytime I think of you, I picture you laughing or smiling. You did leave us too soon but I still see you in Troy's eyes, Suzy's laugh, Danny's mechanical ability, Shelby's imagination, Allie's smile. You've rejoined your family in another place but that part of you that lives on in your children and grandchildren will be here for Donna and each other whenever they think of you. Rest easy
Posted by Stacy Sikes on 31st August 2014
It was but a few days in Rochester that our paths crossed, any yet, eternally we will celebrate our relationship together with the Lord. How my heart swells with thankfulness to God for bringing two precious people into my life and heart. Life's joy is made of such priceless times.
Posted by Terry Druyvestein on 22nd August 2014
Less, we shared many special times hunting and fishing together, I think of these times often and especially those times in the Big Hole Valley bow hunting for elk. The landmarks I see there every fall are special memories of you.
Posted by Donna Palmer on 13th August 2014
Miss You everyday

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