Leo LaVerne Palmer, 75, insurance company auditorLeo...

June 17, 1999

Leo LaVerne Palmer, 75, insurance company auditor

Leo LaVerne Palmer, a retired auditor, died of cardiac arrest Monday at his Cockeysville home. He was 75.

He was a premiums auditor for Maryland Casualty Co. for 37 years and retired in 1988.

Born in Springville, Iowa, he graduated from the University of Iowa. He served in the Army Air Forces in Europe during World War II.

He was an usher for many years at Immanuel Lutheran Church, Loch Raven Boulevard and Belvedere Avenue, where services will be held at 10 a.m. today.

He is survived by his wife, the former Grace Jilg, whom he married in 1952; two sons, Steven Palmer of Orlando, Fla., and Mark Palmer of Bel Air; a daughter, Jane K. Palmer of New Orleans; a brother, Nyle Palmer of Marion, Iowa; two sisters, Martha Holcomb of Cedar Rapids, Iowa, and Wava Schmidt of Lisbon, Iowa; and six grandchildren.

John B. Munnikhuysen, 83, Waverly Press vice president

John B. Munnikhuysen, a retired Waverly Press vice president for research and development, died June 10 at Genesis Eldercare-Long Green Center from complications of a stroke. The Cedarcroft resident was 83.

He was a journeyman hand compositor at Waverly Press from 1936 until the beginning of World War II, when he enlisted in the Army and served as an ordnance officer in Europe. He was discharged as a captain in 1946 and returned to Waverly.

He earned a bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering from the Johns Hopkins University in 1950 and worked at other corporations from 1951 to 1958, when he returned to Waverly. He retired in the mid-1970s.

The native of Newport News, Va., moved to Bel Air with his family in the early 1930s. In 1945, he married Gwynneth Jones, a Red Cross worker he met in North Africa during World War II. She died in 1990.

He was a member of St. John Huntingdon Episcopal Church, 3009 Greenmount Ave., where a memorial service will be held at 11 a.m. Saturday.

He is survived by two daughters, Martha M. Shaum of Baltimore and Mary H. Munnikhuysen of St. Paul, Minn.; a brother, Joseph Munnikhuysen of Virginia Beach, Va.; and four grandchildren.

Pub Date: 6/17/99

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