Savannah Palmer

Funeral Director Apprentice

Savannah was raised in Eau Claire, Wisconsin, and graduated from UW-Platteville with two Bachelor of Science degrees – one in biology with an emphasis in health sciences, pre-medicine and another in forensic investigations with an emphasis in laboratory work. She also has certifications in Trauma Research and Medicolegal Death Investigations and is currently working on a third degree from DMACC in mortuary science. She has studied the French language since she was twelve and spent time as a foreign exchange student in high school.

Savannah joined the Wisconsin Army National Guard in 2017 and returned in July 2023 from a deployment to Combined Joint Task Force – Horn of Africa in Djibouti and Somalia where she held the position as the Mortuary Affairs Non-Commissioned Officer in Charge for contingency locations. Her most cherished moments in Africa were training and working with her mortuary team and being the project lead of a volunteer group in Africa that took weekly visits to a school for children ages 3-14, where she was able to teach them English and French.

Savannah’s love of serving families became apparent during her time as a head lifeguard in high school and became even more evident after losing someone she served in the military with. Her goal is to assist families in their grieving process in a healthy and fulfilling manner.

Outside of work, Savannah is a devoted cat mom, volunteer, runner and traveler. She has five cats of her own – Mo, Luna, Ruthie, Maple and Emmy – all of which she rescued as strays. She’s also an event coordinator and volunteer pet caretaker for Twin Cities Pet Rescue.