Walter Joseph. Valasek, Sr., 97, of Spalding, passed away Monday, April 11, 2016 at the Grand Island Veterans Home in Grand Island.
Walt is survived by six children: Walter Jr. (Barbara) Valasek of Beatrice; Patricia (Robert) Esch of Spalding; George (Diana) Valasek of Spalding; Sheila (Kris) Luoma of Arcadia; Sharon (Ray) Bauer of Spalding; Janet Valasek of Clay Center; daughter-in-law: Maggie Valasek of Spalding; 19 grandchildren: Christy (Mark) Schaaf, Steve (Jennifer) Valasek, Denise (Ryan) Bohling, Rosemarie (Jason) Buhlmann, Jessica (Pat) Matol, Eric Valasek, Dylan Valasek, Hilary (Brian) Maricle, Adam Esch, Renee Esch; Jennifer (Ron) Dozler, Melissa (Andy) Kahle, Heather (Scott) Seaman, Cory Valasek, Noah Valasek, Paul (Nikki) Bauer, Michelle Bauer, Susan Bauer and Daniel Bauer; 25 great grandchildren; two sisters: Josephine Valasek and Dorothy Arrasmith, both of Omaha; along with many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents; wife Eva; son Donald; a great granddaughter Elaina Matol; one brother Andrew; and five sisters: Sophie, Mary, Agnes, Katie and Stella.
A Mass of Christian Burial was held Friday, April 15, 2016 at St. Michael’s Church in Spalding with Fr. Antony Thekkekara and Fr. Jim Murphy officiating. Interment followed in the parish cemetery with military rites by American Legion Post 299 of Spalding.
Dolce-Scheef Mortuary of Spalding was in charge of arrangements. Condolences may be sent to the family at www.levanderfuneralhome.com.