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Delores A. Valasek

Delores A. Valasek, 83, of St. Paul, died Thursday, May 21, 2020, at Brookefield Park in St. Paul. A private family Mass of Christian Burial will be held Wednesday at Sts. Peter & Paul Catholic Church in St. Paul. The Rev. Rayappa Konka will celebrate the Mass. A private family burial will follow in The Church of the Visitation Catholic Cemetery at O’ Connor. Due to COVID-19 restrictions there will be no visitation. A family rosary will be recited prior to the Mass. The family requests that friends drive by 1420 7th Street in St. Paul on Wednesday from 4 to 6 p.m. to honk and wave to show your support. Memorials are suggested to the family for later designation. Peters Funeral Home of St. Paul is assisting the family. Delores was born on Nov. 13, 1936, at Loup City, the daughter of Frank J. and Josephine M. (Klimek) Dembowski. The Dembowski family lived in various Central Nebraska communities as Delores was growing up. She graduated from Dannebrog High School and later worked as a waitress at Nesiba’s Café in St. Paul. She was united in marriage to Michael L. Valasek on March 2, 1957, at Sts. Peter & Paul Catholic Church in St. Paul. The couple farmed, ranched and raised their family north of Palmer. Over the years Delores also sold Sarah Coventry jewelry and she and her children raised and dressed chickens for the entire Palmer community. The couple later retired from the farm and moved into Wolbach. For the past 27 years, Delores resided at the Coolidge Center in Palmer and Heritage Living Center and Brookefield Park in St. Paul. She was a member of Sts. Peter & Paul Catholic Church in St. Paul and the former St. Joseph’s Catholic Church in Wolbach. She also belonged to T.O.P.S., Modern Moms Extension Club and the American Legion Auxiliary in Palmer. Delores enjoyed reading, gardening, crocheting, dancing and playing her chord organ. She was a wonderful cook and loved family get togethers. She is survived by her children and spouses, Lori Dymek and Larry Knippelmeyer of Milford, Sandra and Bill Blauhorn of Palmer, Christina and James Reinig of Gretna, Teresa and Andy Martinsen of St. Paul, John and Trish Valasek of Palmer, Mike Valasek, Jr. and fiancée, Peggy King of Broken Bow, and Stanley Valasek of St. Paul; 24 grandchildren and 26 great-grandchildren; sisters, Darlene and Alozy Spotanski of Loup City and Deana Kole and Leon Parrish of St. Paul; and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Mike on March 2, 2016; and sister, Doris Sack.

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My sympathy for your loss, holding you all up in prayer at this difficult time.

Cindi McNeff Betzold May 27 2020 9:33 PM

Stan & family. I am so sorry to hear of your Mothers passing away. My Thoughts & Prayers are with you all. Love, Shirley Strotman/Aurora

shirley strotman May 27 2020 1:18 PM

My symphony to all the family in this sad time. My thoughts are with you. Deloris was my first cousin and Godmother. I have great memories of going to your house to visit. I watched the Wizard of Oz for the first time with all of you. She would always make a visit to our house around my birthday. My Mom, Bertha Tyma and her were close. Wish we could all be together to catch up, but I enjoyed the video that got posted. God Bless, Donna Tyma Miller

Donna Tyma Miller May 26 2020 8:38 PM

Love the video. Great photos & great job. Enjoyed it very much. Marge

Marge Tyma Ockinga May 26 2020 8:06 PM

Our deepest sympathy & prayers to all my Valasek cousins. Your Mom was always a sweetheart. I always looked up to her when I was young. Im thinking Mom & Dad were her Godparents. Am I wrong? Also to Darlene & Deana (DeAyne), Im so sorry for your loss. Im so glad I saw her a couple years ago. She even remembered me. Take care everyone & hugs. Know the good Lord has a special place for her.

Marge Tyma Ockinga May 26 2020 7:48 PM

Teresa and Andy, prayers for comfort and peace. Sheila O'Connor and family,

Sheila O'Connor May 26 2020 10:20 AM

Lori, We are thinking of you in the loss of your mother. Hope all is well with you and your family. Our sincere sympathy. Duane and Jackie Burns

Duane Burns May 25 2020 9:55 PM

Loved that sweet lady. It was a pleasure to care for.

Marsha Dukat May 25 2020 6:35 PM

Your family is in our thoughts and prayers. We know Delores will be missed by many family and friends. God bless your family during this loss. May you find comfort in knowing you are not alone, you are surrounded by those who care for you. Albert & Darlene Meyer Kenny Meyer Steve Meyer Lisa Washburn

Meyer family May 25 2020 2:02 PM

A candle was lit in memory of Delores Valasek

Meyer family May 25 2020 1:55 PM

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