. Wilma F. Valenta
January 27, 2012
Green Bay Press-Gazette .
Valenta of Kelly Lake passed away on Wednesday Jan. 25th, 2012 at the
age of 97. She was born on October 3rd 1914. She married Joseph Valenta
September 3rd 1938 and lived near Kelly Lake ever since.
She is preceded in death
by her loving husband, Joseph. Survivors include her three children:
Joseph (Margaret) Valenta, Sherry (Dwane) Jagiello, and Laurel (Joseph)
Abboud; her five grand children Adam (Shana) Valenta, Paige Valenta,
Amir (Rita) Abboud, Yasmine Abboud, and Donnie Jagiello; and her three
great grandchildren Joseph ‘Mac’ Valenta, Connor
Valenta, and Owen Abboud.
Her family was very
important to her from her siblings to her great grandchildren. Her love
of education showed through her years of teaching and also around the
kitchen table while sharing family and local history with her grand and
great grandchildren. She was a life-long member of Our
Redeemer’s Lutheran Church and it was and is an important
part of her and her family’s lives.
A memorial fund has been
set up for Wilma and contributions can be sent in care of:
5960 Goatsville Rd
Lena, WI 54139
Note: Husband's surname is also spelled Walenta with the "w"
having the "v" sound when spoken. Wilma is believed to be the eldest
daughter among the 10 surviving children of Lars and Angeline Johnsen,
farmers in Maple Grove, Oconto County, WI. Siblings included Lars Jr,
Ronald, Kenneth, Clyde, Neva, May, Dora, Audrey and Virgil)
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