Arthur V Palmer, age 94, former Stillwater Lowell Inn Innkepper, passed away peacefully surrounded by family on Saturday, November 12, 2022. Art was an only child born in Minneapolis, MN on May 20, 1928 to Arthur and Nell Palmer.
Art attended grade school at St. Michael's Catholic School in Stillwater, MN and graduated from St. Thomas Academy in 1946. He earned a bachelor's degree from Cornell University in Hotel Management/Architecture and was commissioned into the Army. Art married his childhood sweetheart, Maureen O'Brien in 1949 and raised their children over the next 49 years.
Art leaves behind his nine children, Bill (Barb) Palmer, Lee (Dr. Ray) Tidman, Lorah (Jerry) Titterud, Mary (Ward) Simon, Sue (Tony) Jacobson, Ann (Bob) de St. Aubin, Nelle (Gregg) Thompson, Steve Palmer, Devon (Al) Dressely; 27 grandchildren; 32 great-grandchildren; Julie Chatterson.
Preceded in death by his beloved wife, Maureen; parents; granddaughters, Teressa Simon and Michelle Palmer; Georgia Palmer.
Art's life in Stillwater revolved around his family. He enjoyed traveling, skiing in Aspen with family and friends, boating on the St. Croix River, flying planes and watching football. He was raised at the Lowell Inn in Stillwater, and was a second generation Inn Keeper. He and his family were renowned for their excellence in the industry. Art combined his love of football and hospitality by entertaining Minnesota Viking players at the Inn. He was a visionary and a pioneer in the hospitality industry as was evident when he brought in a Swiss woodcarver to Stillwater to conduct the sculpting work of the Matterhorn Room. He was also in the cattle business and imported South Devon Cattle from England to the ranch in Stillwater, MN.
Art will be remembered for his entrepreneurial spirit, along with his vivacious, passionate and energetic personality. He had a wonderful sense of humor and a flare to tell stories created from his own life experiences. Family and friends will miss Art, but his legacy will live on in future generations.
Private family Mass and burial. You are welcome to join our family and share stories with us from 4-8 p.m. on Wednesday, December 21, 2022 at 7 Vines Vineyard, 101 MN Highway 96, Dellwood, MN 55110. Please visit “Art Palmer’s Celebration of Life” https://fb.me/e/4WP4sRQ0l for more details. A grand farewell to our Innkeeper! At the request of the family there will be no memorials.