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Alexander "Al" J. Valadez, 87, of Stillman Valley, passed away August 5, 2017. He was born on April 17, 1930 in Rockford, the son of Frank and Mary (Martinez) Valadez. Alexander attended school at St. Thomas Catholic High School, Rockford. He was a US Marine that served in the Korean War. Alexander married Marcia A. Sutton at St. Patrick Catholic Church, Rockford on November 16, 1963. Alexander belonged to Blackhawk Trails Club , was an honor guard for the Pilgrim Virgin Statue and enjoyed dancing. He worked as an accountant with Muller-Pinehurst Dairy up until suffering a debilitating stroke 31 years ago. In spite of all he went through, he courageously faced every day with a smile. "I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith", 2 Timothy 4: 7.
He is survived by his wife, Marcia; daughter, Mary (Scott) Miller, Stillman Valley; sons, Dave, Stillman Valley and Mark (Karen), Winnebago; 8 grandchildren, Alyssa, Jordan, Colin, Emily, Mark, Joseph, Luke, Joshua; great granddaughter, Blake; cousin, Steve (Becky) Martinez; and numerous nieces and nephews . Alexander is predeceased by his parents; brother, Roger Valadez; and sister-in-law, Helen. The family would like to thank the staff at Oregon Living & Rehab Center for their kind and compassionate care of our beloved Al.
Funeral Service will be held on August 11, 2017 at 11:00 a.m. in St. Mary Catholic Church, 226 E. Second St., Byron. Burial in Calvary Catholic Cemetery, Winnebago. Visitation will be from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m., Thursday, August 10, 2017 with Rosary to be recited at 6:45 p.m. in Fred C. Olson Chapel, 1001 Second St., Rockford and a second visitation will be held from 10:00 to 10:45 a.m. prior to the service.

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  1. Karen (Menne) Ferre

    Rick and I always enjoyed talking to Al whenever we were lucky to run into him and Marcia. He had a gentle spirit and always had a smile. May God hold the entire family in His arms during this most difficult time. Hugs to you Marcia.

  2. Jason, Becca, and Natalie Ketter

    Our most sincere condolences to you all. You are in our thoughts and prayers. May eternal rest be granted to Al, and may perpetual light shine upon him.

  3. Sue Fischer

    What a kind and gentle soul. Rest in peace Uncle Al, you have earned it! Love you always.

  4. Carrie Beck

    Our heartfelt thoughts and prayers are with you today, and in the days ahead. ðŸ"¿

  5. Phil Bratta

    condolences to the family ,prayers and warm thoughts ,rest in peace

  6. Denise Roloff

    My favorite man in the world has gone to Heaven. Thank you for all the wisdom you shared, and all the love you showed me throughout my life. Love you Uncle Al.

  7. John, Linda Vicencio

    So sorry to hear about Al's passing our thoughts and prayers are with the family at this time.Love John and Linda Vicencio

  8. Virginia Sterling Ware

    My condolences to the family. I remember Mr. Valdez from Sts. Peter and Paul church of Rockford he was always a very nice man and friendly to everyone. I know he will be missed.

  9. Jason and Amanda Shuck

    We are very sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time.

  10. Jeanne McMahon

    Dear dear Marcia, I am SO sorry to hear about your great loss. Al was such a kind and loving man, and your example of your faithfulness and love for Al, as well as your loving marriage, was always an inspiration to me. Mary, I want to offer our deep sympathy to you as well. Losing such a kind and loving father is a deep sorrow. We will pray that Our Lord holds you and your family in His embrace during this very sad time. Much love to you and your family, Tom and Jeanne McMahon and family

  11. Brad and Mary Shuck

    We are so sorry for the loss of an incredible Husband, Father and Uncle but so grateful that he is no longer suffering. We send our love to all of you!

  12. Missy Magnon

    Mr. Al always had a smile. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.

  13. Colleen Barker

    Uncle Al, you will be forever in my heart, and forever missed. The angels have been blessed by your presence, but the Earth has been diminished by your leaving.

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