Florence Vallo

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MINSTERN — Florence M. Vallo, age 94, of Minster, Ohio, died Friday, Feb. 6, 2015, at Dorothy Love Retirement Community, Sidney.

She was born March 25, 1920, in Minster, Ohio, to the late William and Frances (Sherman) Thieman. On May 18, 1946, she married Melvin Vallo in Minster. He preceded her in death on April 12, 2013.

She is survived by her children, Steve and Judy Vallo, of Tipp City; Mark and Sara Vallo, of New Albany; Mary and Tim Ahrns, of Beavercreek; Joe and DeAnne Vallo, of Loveland; Tom and Jennifer Vallo, of Kohler, Wisconsin; and Martha and Jeff Barlage, of Minster. There are 13 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. Also surviving are one sister, Irma O'Brien, of Centerville, Ohio, and a sister-in-law, Sally Thieman.

She was preceded in death by two sisters, infant Doris Thieman and Mildred and Rupert Gutmann, a brother, Bernard Thieman, and a brother-in-law, Bob O'Brien.

She was a member of the American Legion Auxiliary, a past member of the St. Augustine Funeral Choir and for more than 25 years a volunteer at the Heritage Manor Nursing Center, Minster.

Mass of Christian Burial will be Wednesday, Feb. 11, 2015, at 10 a.m. at St. Augustine Catholic Church in Minster, with the Rev. Rick Nieberding, celebrant. Burial will follow in the church cemetery.

Friends may call on Tuesday from 4 to 7 p.m. and Wednesday from 9 to 9:30 a.m. at the Hogenkamp Funeral Home in Minster.

Memorial donations can be made to the Dorothy Love Activity Fund. Condolences may be made at

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Hogenkamp Sons, Inc.
Minster, OH 45865-1233
(419) 628-2341
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Published in Sidney Daily News from Feb. 8 to Feb. 9, 2015