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Naomi E. Vallem, 90, of Rockford, passed away on Sunday, May 14, 2017, in her home. She was born January 29, 1927, in Rockford, the daughter of Bengt and Ester (Sahlstrom) Johnson. Naomi was a 1945 graduate of East High School. She married Stuart A. Vallem on July 1, 1950, in Rockford; he predeceased her November 13, 1989. Naomi was employed with Rockford Machine and Tool Company where she worked in the payroll department. She later was employed with Rockford Township in housekeeping until retirement in 1992. Naomi was a longtime member of Tabor Lutheran Church, Rosa Regina Circle, Welca, Friendship Club, former Sunday school teacher, and volunteer in the church library and office. She also enjoyed volunteering at John Nelson Grade School as a tutor in reading.
She is survived by her sons, Bradley (Jeanne) Vallem of Mt. Prospect, IL, Dennis (friend, Rita Zant) Vallem of Machesney Park, and Douglas (Karen) Vallem of Rockford; grandchildren, Katie( Paul Brocato) , James (friend, Nichole), Todd Vallem, and Michelle(Brad) Rudy; great-granddaughter, Aubrey; and numerous nieces and nephews. Predeceased by parents; and sisters, Helen Marander and Thyra Peterson.
Funeral service will be at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, May 18, 2017, at Tabor Lutheran Church, 2233 12th Ave, Rockford, with Rev. Jane McChesney officiating. Entombment in Sunset Mausoleum, Machesney Park, IL. Visitation will be from 9:30 a.m. to 10:45 a.m. prior to the service in the church. Memorials to Tabor Lutheran Church.

Condolences & Shared Memories (14)

  1. Alan Sandine

    Naomi was one of the kindest people i have ever met. She was like my 2nd mother to me and i very much enjoyed our visits together.

  2. James Louis Vallem

    She's with her mother and father now and knows all the genology of her family .

  3. Chris Loser

    Our condolences to the family of Naomi. She was a wonderful neighbor who always had a minute to talk and smile. She will be missed by many. R.I.P.

  4. Warren Gloria and Family

    Please accept our condolences, and know that we are holding all of you, especially Denny, Wendy and Michelle, in our hearts.

  5. John Glavin

    Doug n Karen...sorry for your loss.

  6. Sally Larson

    Naomi was wonderful friend and hard worker at Tabor. We could always rely on her to get things done. She will be missed by all who knew her. Blessings on her family she loved so dearly.

  7. Mike & Darlene Johnson

    Our deepest condolences to Naomi's family. We lived in the same condo association and served on the Board with her for over 20 years. She was a very kind and thoughtful lady. When Mike was going through cancer treatments, she encouraged us with many uplifting notes. May many happy memories console you at this time. God bless you.

  8. Kelly Showan

    Sorry for your loss thinking of you And your family.

  9. Ann Edleman

    I am just in shock! Just rec'd a Mother's Day card from her! She was a special long time friend, I will miss her. My sympathy to her family. We shared many family concerns. Lots of get togethers with Arlene Swansbro. Bless her memory.

  10. The Ponce Family (Nichole's sister)

    We are so very sorry for your loss ! Thinking of you guys! Take care !

  11. Nancy Mitchell

    Sincerest condolences to family and friends in the death of the dearest, sweetest, lovingest long time friend. We spent many years working together at Rockford Township. The loss of this amazing wonderful woman, is more than I can bear, she will be forever missed. Love you today and forever, Naomi <3 <3 <3 !!!!!

  12. Prospect Heights Lions

    The Prospect Heights Lions Club offers our heartfelt condolences to Brad and his family. The club is making a donation to Mrs. Vallum's church, Tabor Lutheran, in her memory.

  13. Steve & Barb Voss

    Our deepest sympathies to your family...Naomi was one of most thoughtful and generous people we ever knew. She welcomed us to Tabor and loved my family as if it were part of her own, coming to Mikey's (our grandson) birthday parties, our daughter's graduation and visiting my mom when she was sick. We have so many memories of working along side her. We were making plans to get together for lunch soon. She was an encourager, a friend, a confidante and we will miss her.

  14. Stephanie Smith

    I am so sorry for your loss, thinking of you and your family .

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