Robert Charles Palmateer, 66, of Port Huron, Michigan, died Thursday, Feb. 6, 2020.
He was born July 27, 1953, in Port Huron to the late Charles and Jacqueline Palmateer.
He married his childhood sweetheart, Maureen Lower, on March 3, 1973, at Marysville United Methodist Church.
Mr. Palmateer was a 1971 graduate of Marysville High School. He worked in packaging for more than 40 years, including more than 20 years with Lipari Foods. He loved his job and was the hardest working guy around. Mr. Palmateer loved life. He was a family man; nothing was more important to him. He enjoyed boating and loved living on the river. He loved traveling. He shared a very special bond with the love of his life, his granddaughter, Peyton.
He is survived by his wife of 46 years, Maureen; daughter, Shannon (Jason) Mikolayek; granddaughter, Peyton; four brothers, Gerald, Thomas, Michael (Marie), and William (Lynn) Palmateer; two sisters, Cynthia Grady and Patricia (Don) Tucker; many nieces, nephews and cousins; and his best buddy, Otis, his golden retriever.
He was preceded in death by his sister, Pamela Stommel.
Visitation will be held from 3-5 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. on Monday, Feb. 10, at Karrer-Simpson Funeral Home.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Tuesday, Feb. 11, at Karrer-Simpson Funeral Home. Dr. Joseph Baunoch will officiate.
Burial will be in Riverlawn Cemetery, Marysville.
Memorial contributions may be made to Betty Kearns Cancer Fund. To send condolences, visit karrersimpson.com.