Saturday, December 10, 2011

Valerie A. (Valade) Klinkhammer

Valerie A. Klinkhammer, age 53, passed away unexpectedly, Saturday, December 10, 2011, at her residence. Valerie was born in Kankakee, IL, on May 29, 1958, daughter of the late William R. and Dara D. (Nee: Day) Valade.

Valerie was a graduate of Walden High School. A decorator at heart, Valerie loved flower arranging and enjoyed cleaning. As of late, Valerie was excited to be in a position to purchase a condo with a second bedroom in hopes to have her daughter, Kelley, stay with her and renew that important mother-daughter bond.

Survivors include her daughter, Kelley Ann Klinkhammer; her brothers, John Leyendecker, Mark Valade; her sister, Julie (John) Dykstra; eight nieces and nephews; other relatives and many dear friends. In addition to her father, William Valade’s death in 1987, Valerie was preceded in death by her mother, Dara Valade, and her dear brother, Vance Valade, this past summer. She was also preceded in death by her niece, Jessica LeRett.

Funeral services will be held Friday, December 16, 2011, at 11:30 a.m. at the funeral home with Deacon Russell Missureli officiating. Entombment will follow at Calvary Cemetery. Relatives and friends may meet with the family Friday at the funeral home from 10 a.m. until time of service at 11:30 a.m.

803 Main St., Racine (262) 634-7888

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