Roxbury – Palmer Base, 88, died December 10, 2016 at Salina Regional Health Center. He was born January 14, 1928 to John and Susanna (Bohse) Base of Tampa. He married Lucille Thiesen March 25, 1956 rural Goessel. He was a farmer and dairyman. Survivors include: son in law, Merle Hartman of Andover. Predeceased by his wife: Lucille Base in 2015; son, Merrill Base in 1994; daughter, Pamela Hartman in 2016; brothers, Delbert, Tolbert, and Paul; sisters, Roseina and Hattie. Celebration of Life Service 11:00 a.m. Thursday, December 15, 2016 at Temple Church Rural Gypsum Officiated by Pastor Bill Rudd and Pastor Dennis Mullins. Family receive guests from 10:00 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. at the Church before the service on Thursday. Also have visitation from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Wednesday at Jost Funeral Home in Hillsboro. Interment 1:30 p.m. Thursday at Peace Valley Cemetery rural Roxbury. Memorials to Cotton Wood Valley Baptist Church or Brookhaven Baptist Church in lieu of flowers please in care of Jost Funeral Home P.O. Box 266 Hillsboro, Kansas 67063. Online condolences at www.jostfuneralhome.com
Life Sketch taken from the Funeral Bulletin
Palmer was born January 14, 1928 in Tampa, Kansas to John and Susanna Base.
Palmer married Lucille Thiesen on March 25, 1956 in rural Newton, Kansas. He and his family lived in the Tampa-Roxbury area all his life where he was a farmer and dairyman. Palmer loved living in the country. Farming was not a hobby, but a way of life. He was of German/Dutch decent and he and Lucille spoke low German in the home.
Palmer was a sweet, lovable man who had a deep faith in God, and was loved and respected by family, friends and neighbors.
He was preceded in death by his parents; his brothers, Delbert, Tolbert and Paul; his sisters, Roseina and Hattie; his wife, Lucille; son, Merrill; and daughter, Pamela. He leaves behind his very special son-in-law, who was more like a son to him, and many loving nieces and nephews.
We will all remember his gentle ways, his giggle and his John Deere suspenders.
We love you and miss you.