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Fern Voelk Valentine, 1908-1984
Daily Iowegian - September 1984
Fern Valentine, 76, a resident of Just Here Apts. on Park Avenue, Centerville, died at her home Sunday, Sept. 2, 1984.
Born in Avon, Minn. April 12, 1908, she was the daughter of Jacob and Anna Brunner Voelk. She was married to Robert Plotnik in Richmond, Minn., in 1924, and was married to Lester Masur in Minneapolis, Minn. in 1936. She was married to Louie Valentine in Des Moines April 1, 1944, and he preceded her in death Feb. 19, 1978.
She was a member of St. Francis Catholic Church in Mystic, and for many years was a member of the Centerville B.P.W. Club. She had worked in the newspaper and job printing office in Mystic many years ago, and for many years owned and operated the Valentines' Fabric Shop on the north side of the square in Centerville.
Survivors include two daughters, Jerry Taylor of East Peoria, Ill.,; and Betty Ponsetto of Centerville; three stepchildren, Mrs. Tony (Tressie) Kruzich of Centerville; John Valentine of Rock Island, Ill.; and Louis Valentine of rural Plano; one brother, Arnold Voelk of Minneapolis; three sisters, Lucille Stark of Minneapolis, Irene Sweeney of Burbank, Calif.; and Evelyn Gragson of Peoria, Ill.; two grandchildren, six step-grandchildren, three great-grandchildren, and eight step-great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her husbands, parents, two brothers, one grandson, Vance Ponsetto, and one step-grandson.
Services will be held Tuesday, Sept. 4, at 10 a.m. at St. Francis Catholic Church in Mystic, with Father Al Jungworth officiating. Burial will be in Jerome Cemetery. Rosary services were held at Johnson-Lange Funeral Home in Centerville Monday at 7 p.m.