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Valerie Dean Smith Waldhier, age 70, passed away on Wednesday, July 3, 2019 at her home. Valerie was born on June 12, 1949, in Hinsdale, IL the daughter of Douglas and Grace (Morrell) Smith.

Valerie was united in marriage on May 17, 1986 to Terrance Waldhier and they spent the next 33 happy years together. She was a member of the Millbrook United Methodist Church and had served on various committees and also volunteered as their secretary. Valerie was very proud of her Sandwich Fair Award winning cherry pie.  Valerie was a loving wife, step-mother, and sister, who will be deeply missed by her family and friends.

She is survived by her husband, Terry Waldhier of Newark; her step-son, Michael (Laura) Waldhier of State College, PA; and her sister, Grace Smith of Mystic, CT.

She is preceded in death by her parents, Douglas and Grace Smith; and her sister and brother in law, Karen and Thomas Brunke.

A Memorial Funeral Service will be held at 11:00 am on Friday, July 12, 2019 at the Millbrook United Methodist Church, 8360 Fox River Drive, Millbrook, IL with Reverend Sharon Engert, officiating.

A Graveside internment will take place at 12:00 PM on Monday, July 8, 2019 in the Bronswood Cemetery, 3805 Madison Street, Oakbrook, IL.

Arrangements by Nelson Funeral Homes & Crematory, www.NelsonFuneralHomes.com or 630-553-7611

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