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Valentine Julia "Val" Tower Obituary
Valentine "Val" Julia Tower Battle Creek After a short illness, Valentine Julia Tower passed away on January 3, 2013 at her home. She was born on February 12, 1925 in Rothbury, Michigan to the late John and Mary Mezyk. Val graduated in 1942 and married her husband, Harold Arthur Tower, in June, 1944. She worked secretarial positions in finance and accounting. Val retired from Comerica Bank in 1985 as Vice President of Finance. She was an active parishioner in St. Joseph's Catholic Church. In their sixty-nine years of marriage, Val and Harold traveled, often on their motorcycles, throughout the United States, visiting all fifty states. They also took many trips to Australia to visit their youngest son, John, and his family. Val was preceded in death by her older brother, Ed Mezyk, and her sister, Helen Fischer. She is survived by her husband, Harold, along with her sons William (Patricia) of Portage, Michigan and John (Lisa) of Melbourne, Australia; her grandchildren Emily Tower of Chicago, Illinois, Laura Tower of Grand Rapids, Michigan, and Bryant Tower of Pacific Beach, California, Helen Trood-Tower and Elizabeth Trood-Tower, both of Melbourne, Australia: and a great granddaughter, Stella. Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated on Wednesday, January 8, 2014 at 10:30 a.m. at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 61 N. 23rd St., Battle Creek, the Very Reverend Fr. Mark J. Vyverman V.F., Celebrant. Interment will follow at Ft. Custer National Cemetery. Friends will be received on Tuesday, January 7, 2014 from 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. at the Farley-Estes & Dowdle Funeral Home, Battle Creek, where the Parish Rosary will be recited at 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday. Memorial contributions, in Val's name, may be made to the women's guild of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Battle Creek. Personal messages or memories for the family may be placed at www.farleyestesdowdle.com

Published in Battle Creek Enquirer on Jan. 5, 2014
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