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Obituary for Elli Emma Meyer (Kaemmler)

MEYER - PALKO, Elli Emma (née Kaemmler) (June 13, 1935 - October 17, 2023) - Entered into the presence of the Lord on Tuesday, October 17, 2023, at the Ross Memorial Hospital. Elli at the age of 88, was the beloved wife of Jozef Palko and the late Werner Meyer (1998). Loving Mom of Linda (Jack), Mike, Dave (Marilyn) and the late Brian. Foster Mother to Peter “Joe” McDonald (Wendy) and the late Sandra Armstrong (Larry).  Cherished Omi to Jaclyn, Mats (Delaney), Michael (Carolina), Emma (Zubair), Marla, Caleb (Ashleigh), Summer (Rob), Sarah, Larry Jr., Joshua, Jessica, and Breanna. Adopted Oma to Nathan, Andrew, Joseph, Matthew (Anna), Maria (Chris), and Gregory Ward.  Great-Omi to Everly, Oakley, Weston, Felicity, Malachi, and Amira.   Predeceased by her sister; Helga Friedinger of Germany and survived by half-siblings; Peter Kaemmler and Lieselotte Kaemmler. She will be missed by the Palko family, including her step-daughter Monica Palko, as well as extended family in Germany, and friends.

Elli was a very strong, humble women with such deep faith and devoted her life to Our Lord and Our Blessed Mother Mary. She would welcome everyone with open arms and be known as ‘Mom’ and ‘Omi’ to all who knew her. Elli loved her grandchildren so very much, and her most precious memories were with her family and friends. She valued live music, especially when played by those who were close to her. Elli enjoyed gardening, playing cards, being at the cottage, and had the biggest sweet tooth. Elli always worked hard, and had such zest for life, she had so much love to give and will be deeply missed by so many.   

A Visitation will take place at the Stoddart Funeral Home, on Sunday, October 22nd from 2:00 – 4:00pm and from 6:00 – 8:00pm. A Mass of Christian Burial will take place at St. Luke Church, Downeyville on Monday, October 23rd at 11:00am. If desired a memorial donation may be made to St. Mary’s Renovation Fund, or St. Luke Renovation Fund which would be appreciated by the family.