MONTVILLE — Steven Richard Palmer, son of Richard and Doris Palmer, was born March 3, 1958, in Montville. He went peacefully to his heavenly home June 21, 2021.

A graduate of Mount View High School, class of 1976, Steven was a hard worker and a free spirit. He loved working on cars and could do any kind of hands-on work. He loved hunting, fishing and traveling with his friends. He also loved his cows, his dog and watching the deer in his field.

Most of all, he loved his family and friends! He was a kind, gentle soul and a loving son who would stop to help anyone, whether he knew them or not!

Steven was predeceased by his father, Richard L. Palmer; his baby brother, Leonard Allen Palmer; and his special brothers, Earl and Nelson Stevens. He is survived by his mother, Doris A. Palmer; brothers Charles L. Palmer and Lysander (Sandy) H. Palmer; and several aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews, cousins, and special friends Ginger Olofson, Ike Olofson and family, and Amy Bliss and family.

A celebration of his life will be held Saturday, July 17, at 1 p.m. in the field beside his home on Haystack Mountain Road in Montville. It will be followed by a gathering with refreshments and reflections to be shared by all at the Liberty Masonic Hall.

Memories and condolences may be shared with the family at ripostafh.com.