Lorraine Palmer

20 octubre , 192524 julio , 2020

Lorraine J. Palmer, age 94 of Holland, entered Heaven on July 24, 2020.

Lorraine was a member of Ventura Baptist Church where she taught Sunday School for 45 years and Awana for many years. She was employed at Crampton’s Manufacturing and GE until her retirement in 1990. She was preceded in death by her husband John Palmer in 1974, son-in-law Bill Van Ark, sister and brother-in-law Sara and Glen Brower, brother Willard Jaarda, brothers and sisters-in-law Bud and Lily Palmer, and Marie and Al Zemeskas.

She is survived by her children:

Judy Van Ark of Wyoming, Michigan

Jerri and Doug McPherson of Richmond, VA

John Palmer

Julie and Robert Gagnon

Jean Palmer, all of Holland

13 Grandchildren

15 Great-grandchildren

7 Great-great-grandchildren

Sister in law:

Marybeth Jaarda of South Bend, IN

Funeral services will be Wednesday, July 29, 2020 at 1:00pm at Ventura Baptist Church, 16240 Quincy in Holland. The family will greet visitors an hour prior to services. Burial will be in Restlawn Memorial Gardens.

In lieu of flowers, please send memorial contributions may be made to Helping Kenya Kids (Special Ministries, Kenya) P.O. Box 424 Zeeland, MI 49464. When sending a check please make payable to Grace Chapel Zeeland with Helping Kenya Kids in the Memo Line.


  • Visitation

    miércoles, 29 julio , 2020

  • Funeral Service

    miércoles, 29 julio , 2020


Lorraine Palmer


Daniel Nolton

6 marzo , 2021

I just recently learned of Lorraine's passing by having a Christmas card I had sent to her returned to me after all this time. I knew Lorraine as a good friend of my parents and I always enjoyed spending time with her on Christmas Eve, and potluck get-togethers at Pearl's house.

To Jean especially, please accept my sincere condolences, your mom was a great lady.

Misty Harley

31 julio , 2020

Lorraine was a very special friend to my mother when mom (Dorothy Shotts) was the pastor’s wife at Ventura Baptist Church in Holland, Michigan. I am so glad they are reunited now in heaven. My condolences to the family.
Misty Shotts Harley

Allan Vanden Berg

26 julio , 2020

We give thanks to God for Lorraine for her long life of service to the Glory of God. She had a big heart for missions to be used by God to lead others to Jesus both locally and around the world.

Douglas MacPherson

26 julio , 2020

Mom Palmer was the best Mom and Mother-in-Law any of us could have asked for. Her love for our Lord as well as us was next to none but she never said she hated anyone, just some of the things they did or said. She would just pray for them. Many of her prayers were for her children, extended family, and Jerri Pat and I. For this we will be eternally great full. Although she is deeply missed, our sorrow is softened by the fact that she is reunited with her husband again in heaven. May the good Lord bless all who read this note! Doug and Jerri Pat MacPherson.

Rev, Deb Yurk

26 julio , 2020

Lorraine has been such a blessing to me through the Appledorn Bible Study. Her love for the Lord, her family and her eagerness to dive into Scripture has been a testimony to many of her deep faith -especially in the face of life's difficult times. I want to be like her when I grow up!

I am thankful for the privilege of calling her my friend and fellow ambassador for Christ.

She will be missed!!!

Pastor Deb Yurk

Salli ( VerHoef) Lemmen

24 julio , 2020

Judy, Jerri, John, Julie and Jean,
You have my Deepest Sympathy. My thoughts and Prayers are with you all. I will so miss your Mom. I sat with her every Sunday morning at church. We would talk until the singing started. She always had a smile on her face and we would laugh a lot too. She never had anything to complain about because she always said the Lord was so good to her. She was such a sweetheart and I will dearly miss seeing her but when I get to Heaven I will see her and talk with her again.