Wilma Helen Valley, 85, of Prairie du Chien, passed away Sunday, Aug. 25, at Gundersen Lutheran Medical Center in La Crosse.
She was born on April 2, 1928, to Ray and Nina (Shrake) Allbee in Beetown, Grant County. Wilma attended school in Patch Grove. In 1946, Wilma was united in marriage with Robert G. Valley in Lancaster, and blessed with one son, Robert. Wilma worked at Decorated Metals, Tobacco Factory and Loudspeaker. She also cooked at Campion College, Blue Heaven and many years at the Highway Grill alongside her sister Lorena. Wilma enjoyed country music, reading, word search, doing crafts and was very talented in oil painting. She loved baking and was well known for her cinnamon and pecan rolls. Wilma also loved going to the shows at the casino. She especially enjoyed having her family around her and always had a special place in her heart for the young children. She will be greatly missed by her family and friends.
Wilma is survived by her son Robert (Lou Ann) of Clear Lake; three grandchildren, Kenny (Grace) Valley of Iowa City, Iowa, Rhea (Hugo) Cano of Dyersville and Nic Valley of Des Moines, Iowa; four great-grandchildren, Marcus, Logan, Nathan and Maya; two step-granddaughters; four step great-grandchildren; her sister, Ruth Critchlow of Bloomington and several cousins, nieces and nephews.
Wilma was preceded in death by her husband Robert; her parents, Ray and Nina; three sisters, Margaret Allbee, Belva Wolfe and Lorena Bronson and two brothers Bennie and Art Allbee.
Visitation will be Thursday, Aug. 29, from 4 to 7 p.m. at Thornburg-Grau Funeral Home and Cremation Service, Prairie du Chien, and one hour before services at the funeral home on Friday.
Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. on Friday, Aug. 30, at Thornburg-Grau Funeral Home and Cremation Service, Prairie du Chien with Rev. Mike Christensen as the Officiant.
Burial to follow at the Evergreen Cemetery in Prairie du Chien.
Thornburg-Grau Funeral Home and Cremation Service, Prairie du Chien, is helping the family with the arrangements.