William "Hotdog" Palmer
August 10, 1933 to August 5, 2016
Those that had the pleasure to know and work with William knew him not only as a brother and friend, but; also as a mentor and inspiration. He was a superb entertainer and kind to everyone he met. Our thoughts and prayers go out to William's family.
Your passing, Hotdog, diminishes us all. May the Grand Architect of the Universe receive you and welcome you into everlasting joy.
Rest in Peace
There will be a memorial service for William on Sunday, August 21, from 11:00am to noon, at Medinah Shrine Center, 550 Shriner Drive, Addison, IL. with luncheon to follow for those that wish.
Palmer, William T. "Hot Dog" 82, of Bloomingdale, passed away Thursday, August 4, 2016. A 65 year cement mason, Bill was a member of Leyden Laurel Masonic Lodge 1057, Valley of Chicago AASR, and the Medinah Shriners since 1986 when he joined the Clown Unit. Beloved husband of Jacqueline (nee Nelson); loving father of Glenn (Mary) Palmer, William, Jr. (Becky) Palmer, Susan (Richard) Greeley, Joanne Frederick, and 9 stepchildren; proud grandfather of 8 grandchildren and 6 great-grandchildren. Services Sunday, August 21 11:00 a.m. at Medinah Shrine Center, 550 Shriners Dr., Addison. Cremation private at Countryside Crematory. In lieu of flowers, memorials to Shriners Hospitals for Children at www.shrinershospitalsforchildren.org appreciated. Info (630)529-5751 or www.countrysidefuneralhomes.com.
Published in Chicago Sun-Times on Aug. 14, 2016
As Hotdog and his pet wiener, Frank, enter the pearly gates he is greeted by the Angel Gabriel. Hotdog says to Gabriel, "This is Frank. He relishes meeting you. He is very smart. He is on the honor roll. I know he's not much to look at, but; he has nice buns. Just watch where you step; he left you a little mustard over there."
Rest In Peace Hotdog, until we meet again dear brother.