Of the Wisconsin Veterans Home in King, age 88, died on Thursday May 10, 2018. She had lived in Mesa, AZ for 33 years and moved to Wisconsin in 2012. She was born in Houghton County, Upper Michigan on June 15, 1929 to the late Matthew and Marie (Pumala) Wester. Dagmar was 100 percent Finnish, and English was her second language. She knew the Finnish man she would eventually marry in the U.P. of Michigan when they were children. She married John F. Palomaki on March 20,1954 in Milwaukee; he preceded her in death on November 9, 1970. She enjoyed music, playing guitar and piano, singing in her church choirs, and also performed solos in church and at weddings. lt was a special treat to hear her yodel, a skill she learned from a relative as a child. She was a secretary for Motorola Company for 15 years until she retired. She loved animals and always remembered, and still spoke of, her last cat,sammy.
She is survived by her daughters Cindy (Ed) McGivern and Lynda Youngs, grandchildren: Jennifer, Maren, Mallory and Joshua, other relatives and friends.
The Funeral Service will be on Tuesday, May 15, 2018 at 10:00 a.m. at the Maple Crest Funeral Home in Waupaca, Wl. There will be a visitation on Tuesday at the funeral home from 9:00 a.m. until the time of the service. Burial will be in the Wood National Cemetery in Milwaukee.