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“My memories of Kent go back to the fall of 1987 at St. Mary's Central High School. It was my first year of teaching, and Kent was in my class. To...Read More »
1 of 17 | Posted by: Kari Stromme - Bismarck, ND

“My deepest sympathy to you and your family. May God send special blessings to assist you along the way in healing. A friend from long ago ... Agnes ”
2 of 17 | Posted by: Agnes Larcombe - Minot, ND

“Carie and family, I am so sorry to hear about your son. I only remember meeting him as a young child. It is truly so hard to lose a family member...Read More »
3 of 17 | Posted by: Blenda Burckhard - Bowling Green, KY

“Carie. There are no words that can help at a time like this. Please know that you and your entire family are in my thoughts and prayers during this...Read More »
4 of 17 | Posted by: Marsha Allen - Muskegon, MI

“Dear Carie, We simply cannot find words, cannot. God give you strength. Know you are all in our thoughts and prayers. Love, Lynn and Jon ”
5 of 17 | Posted by: Jon and Carolynn Peterson - IL

“I am terribly sad that I could not be there today to support my family & show my love for my cousin. I remember being a little girl at aunt Carie's...Read More »
6 of 17 | Posted by: Erin E. Eman - Tucson, AZ

“Kent was charming and full of surprises. His intelligence and ability to express himself were amazing gifts!When I think of Kent, I somehow always...Read More »
7 of 17 | Posted by: Colleen Ressler - Mandan, ND

“When I think of Kent, I think of sitting at the piano with him at his Mom's house in Bismarck - me trying to find a song he DIDN't know -- he playing...Read More »
8 of 17 | Posted by: Cindy Eman - Tucson, AZ - Aunt

“My deepest sympathies to the whole family at this time. I knew Kent as a young man after high school and I always felt bad that we lost touch after...Read More »
9 of 17 | Posted by: Kim Whipple - Bismarck, ND

“I, too, was a classmate of Kent's at St. Mary's Central High School, along with his brother Michael. My condolences and sympathies to the family. ”
10 of 17 | Posted by: Christopher Wanner - Reno, NV

“I knew Kent from St. Mary's High School. It seemed out paths would cross at various restaurants in the years that followed high school. Later he...Read More »
11 of 17 | Posted by: Renae (Ternes) Larson - Bismarck, ND

“The parents of Kent, I was so sorry to see the obituary about Kent's death. To lose a child is very difficult. I never met your kids but remember...Read More »
12 of 17 | Posted by: Vony Reed Evelo - Powell, WY

“You are right, Brian. Kent is at peace now and I'm sure you and your family will have a lot of great memories to keep with you throughout the years....Read More »
13 of 17 | Posted by: Deb Zodrow - Mandan, ND

“Carie and Family So sorry for your loss may god give you strength and peace during this difficult time. Wayne, Lori, Colton, & Ava Klein ”
14 of 17 | Posted by: Lori Klein - Baldwin, ND

“My prayers are with all my family. I wanted to share something with all of you. Kent and i and sisters of course used to do when we were kids. One...Read More »
15 of 17 | Posted by: heidi Thomas - Picayune, MS

“My favorite memories of Kent are when we would play as kids in Grandpa Eman's basement. He would have powers to freeze me and Heidi using a fake ring...Read More »
16 of 17 | Posted by: Desiree Shows - Picayune, MS

“I hope dear Kent is at peace now. Uncle Brian ”
17 of 17 | Posted by: Brian Palmer - mandan, ND


Kent Palmer, 38, Moorhead, MN, formerly of Bismarck, ND, died June 14, 2011, at his residence. Services will be held at 10:00 am Saturday, June 18, at Cathedral of the Holy Spirit, Bismarck, with Rev. John Guthrie officiating. Burial will be in St. Mary's Cemetery, Bismarck. Family will be greeting visitors from 6:00 pm- 8:00 pm Friday, June 17, at Eastgate Funeral Service, Bismarck, where a vigil service will begin at 7:00 pm. Cremation has taken place. Kent was born in Englewood, CO, where he lived in the Denver area with his family until they moved to Elkhart, KS, where he went to school through 6th grade. Kent moved with his family to Bismarck and graduated from 8th grade at Cathedral Grade School. Kent continued his education at St. Mary High School and Century High School, graduating from South Central High School in 1991. He had a love for music, composing and recording a variety of songs. Kent was also known and well-liked as a charming, efficient and prompt waiter at local restaurants while living in Bismarck. Kent lived in Minot for a short period of time before moving to the Fargo-Moorhead area. Kent is survived by his parents, Carie Eman, Bismarck, and David (Shirley) Palmer, Green River, WY; his siblings, Michael (June) Palmer, Bismarck, Lillian Palmer, Green River, WY, Brien (Darla) Krank, Fargo, Dana (Diana) Krank, Las Vegas, NV, Galen Krank, Jesse Krank, Los Angeles, CA, Jennifer (Casey) Maez, Green River, WY; his grandparents, Bettye Palmer and Pearl Eman, both of Minot; his nephew, Kyle Palmer, Bismarck; and several loving aunts, uncles, cousins, step-nieces and step-nephews. Memorials may be made in Kent's memory to the Abused Adult Resource Center or the Mental Health America Association of North Dakota.

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