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“I am very saddened by the news of losing Palmer, my fun friend from years ago, but at the same time, I smile because I had so much fun in my high...Read More »
1 of 9 | Posted by: Joanne Pacholke-Olson

“So sorry to hear about Palmer. Many memories growing up on the farm, class mates in school, and Sunday School. Walter, Donna, Donnie, Emily, and...Read More »
2 of 9 | Posted by: Joan and Myrv Chose - Woodburn, OR

“So sad to hear of Palmer's passing. All my prayers and sympathy to Walter, Donnie, Donna, and Shorty, also their families for your loss. My memory of...Read More »
3 of 9 | Posted by: Cookie Moen - Maricopa, AZ

“To family : Walt , Donnie , Donna , " Shorty " ( Emily ) , really suprised to hear about Palmer , had no idea about his health. Been years since I...Read More »
4 of 9 | Posted by: Donnie ( Donald George ) Ihnken ( Jane ) - IA

“We hear with great sadness the passing away of Palmer. We want you all to know that our thoughts and prayers are with you at this time.Julie and Bill ”
5 of 9 | Posted by: Julie and Bill Eikamp - Bismarck, ND

“We are so sorry for your loss-we spent many hours talking with Palmer thru the years-he was a good friend and neighbor, and we will miss him. Vaughn...Read More »
6 of 9 | Posted by: Vaughn and Shirley Johnson

“My deepest sympathy to you and your family. Sincerely Harriet Holler ”
7 of 9 | Posted by: Harriet Hansen Holler - fargo, ND

“Don, Sorry to read of the passing of your brother. You are in my thoughts and prayers. ”
8 of 9 | Posted by: DeeJae(McGowan) Harlow - friend

“My deepest sympathy to the Ihnken family. ”
9 of 9 | Posted by: Barb Graalum - friend


Palmer Ihnken, 69, Argusville, ND died on Thursday, April 18, 2013 at Bethany Retirement Living, Fargo, ND.

Palmer Elmer Ihnken was born March 9, 1944 in Fargo to William and Amy (Foss) Ihnken. He grew up on the family farm near Argusville and graduated from high school there. He was baptized and confirmed at Osterdalen Lutheran Church. Palmer was a life-long farmer and enjoyed hunting and fishing.

He is survived by four siblings, Walter (Sandra) Ihnken, West Fargo, Donald Ihnken, Perley, MN, Donna (Donald) Burley, Gardner, ND and Emily "Shorty" (David) Radebaugh, Fargo along with several nieces and nephews.

Palmer was preceded in death by his parents and two infant siblings.

Memorial Service: Tuesday, April 23, 2013 at 11 AM at West Funeral Home Chapel, West Fargo with a reception to follow.

Final Resting Place: Osterdalen Lutheran Cemetery.

Online: westfuneralhome.com

Funeral Home
West Funeral Homes
226 4th Ave W West Fargo, ND 58078
Tel. (701) 282-6699

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