Madison, South Dakota
September 6, 2021
Michelle “Shelly” Palmer, 53, of Madison, South Dakota, passed away Monday, Sept. 6, 2021, at Madison Regional Health Systems.
Memorial mass was Monday, Sept. 13, at St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church, Madison, with interment in St. Patrick Catholic Cemetery, Sheldon, Iowa, at a later date.
Michelle Lynn Sievert was born Aug. 29, 1968, in Sheldon to Dean and Lynn (Bonestroo) Seivert. She attended St. Patrick’s Catholic School through eighth grade and graduated from Sheldon High School in 1986. After high school, she attended some colleges and worked various jobs before becoming an assistant to the Lyon County attorney, where she worked 20 years. On April 13, 1996, she married Russell Palmer. As a married couple, they lived in Rock Rapids until their move to Madison five years ago.
Survivors include her husband; mother, Lynn Seivert of Sheldon; brother, Troy (Dawn) Seivert of Sheldon; nephew and niece; and many aunts, uncles, and friends.
She was preceded in death by her father and her mother- and father-in-law.