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Melissa Jane

Palmer, Melissa Jane,
Melissa Jane Palmer died peacefully surrounded by family at the age of 59 on December
11, 2011. She was born to Harold Roy Palmer and Florence Evelyn Palmer on December
15, 1951. Melissa graduated from John Marshall High School and had a wide and varied
career in management. She worked for JoAnn Fabric stores, McDonalds, Seaquist
Closures and Neil Palmer and Associates. She also worked for Office Depot.
Preceded in death by her father, Harold Roy Palmer, and her brother Scott Palmer, Melissa is survived by her mother Florence Miller and stepfather Willard Miller, her son Nicholas Shannon Last, her daughter Caitlin Last, granddaughter Addison Last, brothers and sisters Neil Jill Varick Palmer, Camille Bill Banks, Keith Palmer, Marilyn Bruce Linde and Rick Barb Miller. She is further survived by loving nieces and nephews and her friend Gary Last. Melissa was a passionate lover of animals, especially those in distress. She was a creative seamstress, blessing her family with many beautiful gifts, as well as a skilled handiwoman, repairing and remodeling her homes. Everyone looked forward to her Christmas fudge. Her affection, humor and zest for life will be missed by all who knew her.
Visitation on Saturday, December 17 at 1 p.m., with a Memorial service at 2 p.m., at Heritage Funeral Home, 16880 W. National Ave., New Berlin.
Please consider donating to the Wisconsin Humane Society in lieu of flowers.

New Berlin Chapel
16880 W. National 262-901-1140
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Past Comments

Paula Homan

Dear Camille and family,

Our prayers have been with all of you over these past several months. Camille, you loved your sister, and I am glad that you had this time to spend with her. I am grateful for the blessing it was to both of you.

We continue to pray for you – that Immanuel, “God With Us”, will walk with you as you grieve Melissa’s death.

Paula Homan

Peggy Saiindon

Dear Camille,

Please accept my heartfelt condolences on the passing of your sister, Melissa Jane. Your devotion to her during her illness moved me a great deal. Attending to the sick and dying is a great calling. God bless you for being there when the call came.


Mark Pluimer

We have been praying for your family and will continue to do so. May the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, guard your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus.
Pastor Mark and the Covenant Church family

Dean & Jennifer Raemisch

Melissa was a wonderful woman and will be truely missed. Her love of animals was very evident. She took great care of our home and animals. We are very glad that she enjoyed and found peace our home and business. She will be missed dearly.

Neil Palmer

Dear Melissa
You will be missed. Thank you for the love and kindness you brought to life.

Marilyn Linde

I will miss you Melissa. We had some wonderful times together, great memories. I was blessed to have you as a big sister.

Tina Mabrey

I have some very fond memories of you. I will cherish those for they are my memories. My thoughts and prayers go to the family. May you REST IN PEACE ,Melissa J. Palmer.

Dave Nelson

Dear Shannon, I’m so sorry for your loss. May God bless you and your family.
Sincerely, Dave

Stephanie Biondi

Though I knew you a short while I felt like you have always been a part of my life. Love and miss you.

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