Robert “Bob” Palmer Jr., 66, of Fort Dodge, died February 5, 2013 at the Paula J. Baber Hospice Home. Visitation will be held at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, February 9, 2013 followed by a memorial service at 11:00 a.m. at Gunderson Funeral Chapel.

Robert Dale Palmer Jr., the son of Dorothy and Robert Dale Palmer Sr., was born May 7, 1946 in Fort Dodge. He attended school in Otho and graduated from Fort Dodge Senior High. He was united in marriage to Linda Bass in 1965. Bob served in the Army during Vietnam from 1967-1971. He later attended Iowa Central Community College and University of Iowa.

Bob was employed with Bullock Garage, Herman M. Brown, JW Bell and RTL in sales of heavy equipment. He was a loving husband, father and grandfather.

Bob is survived by his wife Linda, his son Luke (Amy) Palmer, all of Fort Dodge; his daughter Venessa (Chad) Cayler of Farnhamville; grandchildren Dillon, Josh, Jackson and Chloe Palmer; his sister Lois of Webster City, and his mother-in-law, Bonnie Bass of Fort Dodge.

He was preceded in death by his parents and his sister Patty Ely.

Memorials may be left to the discretion of the family.