Monday, January 12, 2015

In Memoriam -- Charles Palen

Charles W Palen, Jr – founder of Michigan Livestock Service, Inc – passed away Saturday January 3rd, after a brief illness.    He was in his 92nd year, and is now released from a years-long decline in memory that had increasingly curtailed his social activity.     He was (with Jack Van Hoven of  General Genetics) considered a pioneer in the modern phase of the artifical insemination industry, in which he and Jack as “friendly competitors” worked together developing AI schooling and on-farm semen storage to provide independence to cattlemen who wished to be in control of their genetic selection and mating decisions.

For the few of you who may still remember him, our family chose these beneficiaries:
Hospice House of Shiawassee County, 2005 Copas Rd, Owosso MI 48867
VFW Post 8964, c/o Leonard Huyck, 1106 N Shepardsville Rd, Ovid MI 48866
National Dairy Shrine, c/o David Selner, PO Box 725, Denmark WI 54208

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