Michelle “Shelly” Palmer, age 53, of Madison, passed away on Monday, September 6, 2021 at Madison Regional Health System.

Memorial mass will be 10:30 AM on Monday, September 13th at St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church, Madison with Father Anthony Urban as the Celebrant. Visitation will be one hour prior to the mass at church. Internment will be at a later date in St. Patrick Catholic Cemetery, Sheldon, IA. Online guestbook is at www.rustandweilandfuneral.com. Arrangements are entrusted with Rustand-Weiland Funeral Chapel.

In lieu of flowers, memorials can be directed to: American Cancer Society, PO Box 1146, Sioux Falls, SD 57101 or Almost Home Canine Rescue, PO Box 90707, Sioux Falls, SD 57109.

Michelle Lynn Seivert was born on August 29, 1968 in Sheldon, IA, to Dean & Lynn (Bonestroo) Seivert. She attended St. Patrick’s Catholic School thru the 8th grade and graduated from Sheldon High School in 1986. After high school, she attended some colleges and worked various jobs before becoming an assistant to the Lyon County Attorney, where she worked for 20 years. On April 13, 1996, she married Russell Palmer at St. Patrick Catholic Church in Sheldon, IA. As a married couple, they lived in Rock Rapids, IA until their move to Madison five years ago.

Some of Shelly’s hobbies were: tending to her flower garden, fostering animals, being an Iowa Hawkeyes fan and a Stampede hockey fan. She loved the time they would spend boating and driving around the neighborhood in her “Iowa Hawkeye” custom golf cart.

She is survived by her husband, Russ of Madison; mother, Lynn Seivert of Sheldon, IA; brother, Troy (Dawn) Seivert of Sheldon, IA; nephew & niece, Dominic & Sierra Seivert both of Sheldon, IA and many aunts, uncles, and friends.

Shelly is preceded in death by her father, Mother-in-law and Father-in-law.

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