Memorial for Palm, James E.
Born in Fond du Lac, Wis., on Feb. 21, 1929 Departed Jul. 25, 2010
James "Jim" E. Palm
Dear family, friends and colleagues, James Palm passed away Sunday, July 25, 2010 at 4:30 p.m. from the affects of the final stages of Alzheimers. He passed peacefully in his sleep, with all of you in his heart. Jim was living at the Mount View Care Center, Garden Side Crossing Memory Unit in Wausau, Wisconsin. Glorianne, his wife, and Peter, his oldest son, were ther earlier in the day and were able to say good bye and communicate that, we all loved him and we were thinking of him.
He was born February 21, 1929 in Fond du Lac, son of the late William and Louise (Bennet) Palm. On June 2, 1951, he married Glorianne Baur at St. Patrick Catholic Church, Halder. She survives.
Jim was a veteran of the United States Navy serving from 1946 until 1953. For 31 years, he worked as Director of Sales Development for North Central/Republic Airlines until his retirement in 1984. Following his retirement, Jim worked as Director of Marketing for Midstate Airlines until 1986 and then was called upon by Graebel Van Lines, Inc. where he served as Senior Vice President until 1999.
In 1959, Jim was contacted by Vince Lombardi to help coordinate travel for the Green Bay Packers and he traveled with them for many years. He then began working for the Green Bay Packers as a Spotter/Statistician with Max McGee and Jim Irwin for more than 20 years.
Jim loved life and had a passion for many things. As you may know, Jim was very active for 40 plus years with the National Ski Patrol.
Survivors include his wife, Glorianne Palm, Wausau; three sons, Peter (Cindy) Palm, Bessemer, Mich., William (Carol) Palm, Hudson and Patrick Palm, Lakewood, Colo.; five grandchildren, John Palm, Robert Miskovich, Catalina Palm, Kristin (Dan) Bonamo and Elizabeth Lee; five great grandchildren, Brandon, Emily, Andrew, Mason and Cynthia; and two cousins, Phillip (Sueann) Palm, Tampa, Fla. and James Nosaf, Lakewood, Colo.
The funeral mass will be celebrated at 10:30 a.m. Friday, July 30, 2010 at St. Matthew Catholic Church, Wausau. Rev. Robert Thorn will preside. Burial will be in St. Joseph Cemetery, Wausau. Friends may call Thursday from 6:00 until 8:00 p.m. at Peterson/Kraemer Funeral Home, 3400 Stewart Avenue, Wausau and again Friday from 9:30 a.m. until time of services at the church. There will be full military honors conducted by the American Legion Montgomery Plant Post No. 10, Wausau.
In lieu of sending flowers or gifts, a memorial fund will be set up and all contributions will be donated to the National Ski Patrol and the Alzheimer Association and Foundation.
Online condolences at www.petersonkraemer.com