We\'ve known Jack and Ilene as regular customers for a couple years. We knew they would be there every Wednesday for lunch, and we got to know them on a personal level, and they got to know us as well. They were always sweet and asked for updates on our individual lives. They were truly caring. They told us stories from their past, and often talked about their children. I am sorry we didn\'t know them better, and longer. I hope Ilene continues their tradition of coming for lunch on Wednesdays, and keeps in touch. Jack was a very sweet man, and will be missed by more than he may have realized.
To Ilene and the Palmer Family,
On behalf of Lori and I we would like to extend our thoughts and prayers to you and yours at this difficult time. I look back over the 5 years I spent with Jack and all of our Appleton based OCC co-workers and friends and remember all the good times and travels to exotic places like Lanse and Ontonagaon, MI, Pipe, S.D. and many more. Jack really provided guidance and mentorship to me as I am now completing my 36 years in banking. Jack provided guidance and friendship to many during his long and successful career.
We are so sorry for your loss. Jack was my first boss after graduating from collage and he was a great mentor and friend. The bank examining crew, which I joined at that time, even had a special name for our group - JDPCC - which is an acronym for - Jack D Palmer Crack Crew. At that time (1968) "crack" meant "very good" which should set your family's mind at ease. I'm sorry we didn't stay in touch since he had a great attitude and wonderful laugh. I am now retired and living in Florida, so I won't be able to make the service. Please know that I am thinking and praying for his family. I will always cherish the time I was with Jack and the guidance he gave in giving me a start to my 37 years in banking.