Marvin Palmer, age 80 of Murdo, S.D., died Tuesday, January 25, 2011, at St. Mary's Hospital in Pierre.
Marvin A. Palmer was born December 4, 1930, in Cresbard, S.D., the son of Horace and Irene (Arner) Palmer. As a young child, his family moved to Central City where Marvin grew up, graduating from Lead High School in 1949.
Marvin entered the United States Army on February 3, 1951, where he was a tank driver, during the Korean War. While in the military, Marvin was awarded the Purple Heart from wounds he received in combat. He was honorably discharged on January 20, 1954.