Gary W. Palmer, age 60, of Lyons passed away on January 24th, 2018 from complications after a heart attack. Gary was born October 8, 1957, raised in Brookfield and was a lifelong resident of Illinois. He worked as a Lab Technician at Flavorchem in Downers Grove and was an avid fisherman and car enthusiast. He loved gardening, his animals, and cooking chili. Gary is survived by his son, Robert Mabeley, his two grandsons, Anthony and Jeremy Mabeley and his cousin Bruce (Debbie) Eternick. He was preceded in death by parents, Harold W. Palmer and Phyllis (nee Duplain) Palmer Bach.