Zetta Palen

Thursday, September 13, 2018
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Zetta “Susie” Palen passed away on April 5, 2018 in Billings, MT at the Billings Clinic.  She was born August 1, 1927 in Baker, Mt to Vera and Rex Bruce.  She had four brothers Bob Seely, Jack Seely, Harold Seely and Gordon Bruce, along with one sister Gwen Setinc.

She married Zene Palen on September 9, 1950 in Miles City, MT. Zene and Zetta had one daughter, Desiree Pratt who resides in Round Rock, TX.  She has two grand-daughters Julie and Miranda in addition and four great grand-children: Alec, Derick, Elizabeth and Katie.

After Zene passed away in 2006 Bob Otto came into her life and was her constant companion until her death.  She has lived in many states, including:  Montana, North Dakota, South Dakota, Arkansas, Texas, and Arizona.  She loved her family, friends, and needle work.

Zetta was preceded in death by her parents, Vera and Rex and brothers Bob and Harold.

Services will be held grave side at the Bonnievale Cemetery in Baker, MT at 2:00 on September 22nd.

Heights Family Funeral Home is handling the arrangements. To leave condolences please visit www.heightsfamilyfuneralhome.com


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