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Frank A. Valadez

Des Moines

Frank Anthony Valadez, of Des Moines, passed away on Thursday, November 14, 2013 at the VA Medical Center, with his loving family by his side. Frank was born on June 25, 1946 in Des Moines to Mary Louise (Alatorre) and Daniel Valadez.

Frank proudly served his country in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War in the 5/7 Calvary. Even after the war, Frank kept in touch with his brothers in arms. He made honoring his fellow veteran's the most important aspect of his life. He was a member of the American Legion Post 731, Carpenter's Local 106 and 5/7 Calvary Association. Frank also liked to golf, bowl, fast cars, music, dancing and spending time at the lake in Missouri. When his sons were young he coached their little league teams. He was a devoted Hawkeye fan. He always helped people out when they needed it. He will be remembered as a "stand up guy". Most importantly he loved the time he had with his grandchildren.

Frank leaves behind to honor his memory, his loving wife, Mary; sons, Frank Jr., Joe (Janelle), Santino (Shannon) and Lance; grandchildren, Caleb, Dylan, Mallory, Alyssa, Quentin, Vincent, Augustino and Landon Lee; sisters, Diana Murray and Antonia Valadez; and a host of extended familia and beloved friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents and his siblings, Lola and Danny.

Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 a.m. on Wednesday, November 20, 2013 at St. Anthony Catholic Church, 15 Indianola Road. Burial will follow the mass at Glendale Cemetery. Family will greet friends from 4:00 to 7:00 p.m. with a Vigil Service to begin at 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, November 19 at Hamilton's Southtown Funeral Home, 5400 SW 9th Street.

Memorial contributions may be directed to Frank's family.

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Published in Des Moines Register from Nov. 17 to Nov. 19, 2013
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