Beverly A. "Bev" Palmer

Jan 13, 2019
Palmer, Bev Green Crop


10:00 AM Thursday, January 17, 2019 at Cross Pointe Church, 101 Clark St. Dysart, IA


4‑7 pm Wednesday, January 16, 2019 at Locke Funeral Home


Cedar Valley Memorial Gardens, Cedar Falls     


In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to Cedar Valley Hospice or Cross Pointe Church, 101 Clark St., Dysart, IA


Beverly A. “Bev” Palmer, 88, of Dysart, IA, formerly of Waterloo and Bellflower, CA, died at the Cedar Valley Hospice Home on Sunday, January 13, 2019.

Bev was born July 26, 1930 in Waterloo, the daughter of Harry G. and Erma D. Daehler Wickham. She married Ralph J. McNeil in May 1948; they later divorced. She then married Donald Palmer on July 10, 1965 in Preston; he died in 1967. She graduated from Waterloo East High School in 1948.

She worked for the Waterloo Register from 1958‑1967 and Anemostat Products in Carson, CA from 1967 – 1992; retiring in 1992.

Bev is survived by her son, Michael J. McNeil of Hamburg, Germany; six nephews: George (Patty) Waddell of Asbury, Bruce (Katie) Wickham of Waterloo, Craig (Lynette) Wickham of Waterloo, Dan (Julie) Wickham of Phoenix, AZ, and Tony (Christi) Wickham and Todd Wickham, both of Neenah, WI; two nieces, Rebecca (Frank) Woldan of Dysart, and Debbie (Jim) Voshell of Waterloo; brother, Darrell (Lois) Wickham of Fountain Hill, AZ; granddaughter, Jennifer McNeil of Hamburg; two great‑grandsons, Max and Leo McNeil; and numerous great-nieces and nephews.

She is preceded in death by her parents; husband; two sisters, Donna Waddell and Joy Wickham, in infancy; and a brother Keith Wickham and a sister in law Gwen Wickham.

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  1. Lana Kaldenberg | Jan 14, 2019
    Bev had the smile that lit up the room. She had a heart of gold and loved everyone she met. The short time I have known her, she always knew in her heart that Jesus was her Lord and Savior. She was one of the sweetest ladies I’ve ever met. May you rest in peace dear Bev. 
  2. Skip Johnson | Jan 14, 2019

    I always called her Aunt Bev even though technically she wasn't my Aunt, but she was family. We had so many good times in California when I was stationed there.  Always welcomed to her home and Mike and I running around LA. Love you,  Aunt Bev, rest in peace. Say hi to Mom. She'll show you around and get you in a card or dice game. 

  3. Dora Segall | Jan 14, 2019

    When I count my blessings, meeting Bev will definitely be on the list!  Such a character!

    I wish we had many more summers to visit, but so very grateful to have met her...she was

    joy to be around, if only for a little while.  Her soul shined.  Rest pain free and at peace

    sweet lady.


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