In loving memory of

Ronal "Preacher" Raymon Palmby
July 18, 1945 - September 23, 2011

Rochester-Funeral Services for Ronal Preacher Palmby, 66 who died suddenly at Olmsted Community Hospital on Friday,will be on Tuesday, September 27, 2011 at 10:00 A.M.At Ranfranz and Vine Funeral Home in Rochester. Burial will follow at Grandview Memorial Gardens with Military Honors by the Dover Eyota American Legion. Visitation will beon on Monday evening from 4:00-8:00 P.M. At Ranfranz and V ine Funeral Home and then on Tuseday from 9:00 A.M. Until the time of service. Memorials are requested to the Eagles Cancer Telethon

Ron was born in Rochester, MN. July 18, 1945.He was raised on the family farm just north of Dover, Mn. And graduated from Dover Eyota High School in 1963.He enlisted in the U.S. Air Force and served in Viet Nam.After his discharge he moved to Rochester and worked for Roberts Food. On June 3, 1972 he marriedPeggy Svendsen, they were later divorced.On July 19, 1986 he married Mary Dankwort and they later divorced.

In 1968 he began a career at the Rochester Post Office.He received a number of awards including Superior Letter Carrier, Outstanding Achievement, and 2500 Hours Sick Leave Club. Ron also volunteered in programs such as Carrier Alert and programs designed to raise Money for Cancer and Muscular Dystrophy. He retired in 2005 after 37 years.He currently worked part time at P.P.G. Supply Co.He was a member of St Francis Catholic Church, The Eyota American Legion, the VFW, Moose and he was a HOG member.

He enjoyed being in the Rochesterfest Parades and holding many offices in Branch 440 Rochester Letter Carrier s Union. He enjoyed motocycles, cars, NASCAR, Music Cards, Western Movies, being around friends and loved ones an of couse always a good joke.

He is survived by a special friend, Kim Mason; a daughter, Carmen Tapia (Gustavo) of Rochester; grandchildren, Damien, Selina, Ariana, Alejandro, Daniela and many nieces and nephews; brothers, Larry Palmby (Juanita) of Dover, MN, Bill Palmby (Rosie) of Brownsburg, IN; sisters, Mary Clemens (Don) of Eyota, MN and Elaine Rysted of Stewartville, MN; and sister-in-law, Sally Palmby.He was preceded by his parents, and 2 brothers, Tom and Bob.


Dave Ellringer wrote on Sep 28, 2011:

"my sympathies to those touched by this guy.. Ron was always the life of the party.. happy trails.."

Nel & Chris Garness wrote on Sep 26, 2011:

"You are all in our prayers at this time. Preacher was one of a kind!!"

Doug and Diane Johnston wrote on Sep 26, 2011:

"We are going to miss Ron at HY-VEE and seeing him putt by the house.He always had a big smile and a wave.Always makes you wish you had a chance to say see ya one more time. Have a safe ride preacher!!R.I.P."

Anne Skinner wrote on Sep 25, 2011:

"Carmen, Words can't express our shock and sorrow. We will always remember your dad with that big smile and special twinkle in his eyes. Our thoughts and prayers are with you. Love, Anne Palmby Skinner and family"

Kari and David Wiseman wrote on Sep 25, 2011:

"Our thoughts and prayers are with the Palmby family at this difficult time.  May your memories of Preacher always bring happiness. "

Carmen Tapia wrote on Sep 24, 2011:

"Forever in our hearts. Forever in our memories. Loved by many...liked by all. Missed beyond words."

Linda and Mark Wenner wrote on Sep 24, 2011:

"Carmen and Family, We are so sorry to hear about your father.  You are in our prayers. Mark and Linda Wenner"

MaryAnn Gloady wrote on Sep 24, 2011:

"I am so sorry for your loss. My thoughts and prayers are with you all at this difficult time. "

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Meli Rojas wrote on Sep 24, 2011:

"carmen lo sentimos mucho te mandamos nuestro mas sentido pesame y recordaandote cualquier cosa que te podamos ayudar aqui estamos te mandamos un abrazo muy fuerte. fam.  zavaleta rojas "

Jeff and Jill Palmby wrote on Sep 24, 2011:

"We will all miss Ron''s enthusiasm for life. We couldn''t have asked for a better uncle."