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Daniel S. Palmer
05/02/1950 — 01/24/2022
From Richland, WA | Born in Benton Harbor, MIWatch Service
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Celebration of Life
Daniel S. Palmer
Daniel S. Palmer, 71, of Richland, WA passed away at his home on January 24th, 2022. He was born in Benton Harbor, MI on May 2nd, 1950 to Donald Chase and Barbara Mae (Neubauer) Palmer. He was a dedicated family man and accomplished much in his life. He was 1 of 6 children and always did his best to care for his family. In his own words, one of his greatest accomplishments was “Never forgetting that I am a caregiver 1st, and all else second”.
Learning the value of passion and determination young, Dan accomplished and became a successful registered nurse. He took that experience and obtained a new position with Kaiser Engineers as Lead Site Safety Manager which took him from Michigan, to Ohio, North Dakota, Oklahoma, Arizona, before finally settling in Richland, WA. Dan eventually moved companies one last time and became a Safety Policy Manager with Fluor Daniel Northwest which is where he retired from in 2015.
With passion in his heart, he married his high school sweetheart, Crystal Delynn (McCormick) Palmer in May of 1970. 51 years and still happily married! Together they were blessed with 2 daughters. A few of his favorite things included his girls and grandchildren, traveling with his family, Disneyland, golfing, entertaining friends and family, collecting vinyl 45 rpm records from the 1950s and 1960s, old guitars and amplifiers, playing handbells with multiple church bell choirs, flowers, trees, Monopoly, Angus Dei, vespers, and hockey!
He was preceded in death by his parents, brother Douglas Palmer, and sister Debbie Palmer. He is survived by his wife Crystal and daughters; Sarah Elizabeth Hering (Jason) of Arvada, CO and Christine Marie Stacy of Richland, WA; brothers David Chris Palmer (Kathleen) of San Clemente, CA, Dennis Michael Palmer (Barbara) of Portage, MI; sister Amy Kathleen Valley of Midland, Mi.; four grandchildren whom he loved so very much; Michael Scott Palmer Stacy, Sadie Delynn Stacy, Tyler Robert Hering, and Tanner Scott Hering.
Services will be held at Einan’s at Sunset on February 11th, 2022 at 11:00am. The family asks that in lieu of flowers, that a donation be made to the Tri-City Amateur Hockey Association to allow children to learn and develop the love of hockey. Donations can be sent to:
Chuck Mantello Scholarship Fund
PO Box 7139
Kennewick, WA 99336
I am SO sorry about Dan’s passing and that I missed his services. I loved working with him at Fluor – he was such a kind man and very knowledgeable in all things Safety!
We’re so sorry to know Danny won’t be at our dinner table again. We drank some wine & had a lot of laughs & great conversations together. Thinking of you, Kris, & your family.
Was so very sad to hear the news of Dan’s passing from my mom. Much love going out to you Crystal, Sarah and Christine (and all of your families). Dan will surely be missed by many. RIP Dan!
I am truly grateful for the opportunity to meet and work with Dan at FFS. He was always so kind to me and such an inspiration as he taught me many things in the Safety and VPP arena. Deepest condolences and healing prayers for your family.
Dan was always Kind, Caring and Considerate to all those he touched. God bless you and your family.
To the Palmer family.
I am so sorry for your loss. It has been a while since I had the chance to visit with Dan, but he was always one of my favorite people to chat with about anything! Growing up with the Palmers was a fun experience and there was never a dull moment with Dan taking the lead on sports activities, tight suits and dancing. I am sure he is spinning some 45’s and entertaining in heaven as he did on earth. And I know I speak for my family when I say that our thoughts and prayers are with you all!