Kathryn C. Vallin(1936 - 2013)

Kathryn C. Vallin

Kathryn Claire Vallin, 76, a life-long resident of Stevens Point, passed away Sunday March 24, 2013 at St. Joseph's Hospital in Marshfield after a prolonged illness.

Kathryn was born on August 12, 1936 in Stevens Point, the daughter of Bernard and Johanna (Strasser) Pliska. She attended St. Stanislaus School and graduated from St. Joseph's Academy in 1954. Kathryn married Roland Vallin on June 23, 1956 in Dubuque, Iowa. They were married for 56 wonderful years.

Kathryn worked at Sentry Insurance until the birth of her children. Kathryn also worked at Consolidated Credit Union for 12 years. She enjoyed reading, cooking, entertaining family and friends and spending winters in Florida.

She is survived by her husband, Ron; sisters, Mary Ann Schmidt (WI Rapids) and Barbara Dulick (Willington, DE), 5 children, Karla Sandstrom (Stevens Point), Rollie (Beth) Vallin (Stevens Point), Andy (Sheila) Vallin (Sellersburg, IN), Nancy (Jerome) Ueda (Reno, NV), Amy Vallin (Jeff McAfee) (Louisville, KY); 10 grandchildren, Adam (Claire) Sandstrom, Michael Sandstrom, Michelle (Ryan) Omernik, Alyssa and Quinton Vallin, Jay and Ian Ueda, Chase, Zackery and Madison Vallin; 4 great-grandchildren, Carter and Zoe Sandstrom, Landon and Madison Omernik.

Kathryn was preceded in death by her parents; her brother's, David and Robert Pliska; and son-in-law, Dan Sandstrom.

A Memorial Service will be held 5:00 pm Monday, April 1, 2013 at Boston Funeral Home with Pastor David Guerrero officiating. Visitation will be held on Monday from 3:00 pm until the time of service at the funeral home.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the United Way of Portage County's "Learn for Life Program" at https://volunteer.truist.com/cwopc-2/donate/

Online condolences may be made at www.bostonfuneralhome.net.

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Published in Stevens Point Journal on Mar. 28, 2013