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Alma J. Haarklau

Female 1925 - 2013  (88 years)


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  • Name Alma J. Haarklau 
    Born 22 Jul 1925  Dane Co, WI Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Gender Female 
    Died 22 Sep 2013  Agrace HospiceCare, Fitchburg, Dane Co, WI Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Buried Sun Prairie Memory Gardens Cemetery, Sun Prairie, Dane Co, WI Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Person ID I49944  CB_9_7_2017
    Last Modified 11 Jul 2017 

    Father Living 
    Mother Living 
    Family ID F22874  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

    Family Leslie Theodore "Les" Vale,   b. 26 May 1924, Madison, Dane Co, WI Find all individuals with events at this location,   d. 7 Jul 2017, Agrace HospiceCare, Fitchburg, Dane Co, WI Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 93 years) 
    Married 30 Aug 1947  DeForest, Dane Co, WI Find all individuals with events at this location 
    Children 
     1. Russell John Vale,   b. 5 Jun 1951,   d. 29 Jun 2009, Great Falls, Cascade Co, MT Find all individuals with events at this location  (Age 58 years)
     2. Living
     3. Living
     4. Living
    Last Modified 11 Jul 2017 
    Family ID F16836  Group Sheet  |  Family Chart

  • Notes 
    • SUN PRAIRIE - Alma J. (Haarklau) Vale, age 88, passed away on Sunday, Sept. 22, 2013, at Agrace HospiceCare. She was born on July 22, 1925, in Dane County, Wis., the daughter of John and Anna (Lunde) Haarklau. She married Leslie Vale on Aug. 30 1947 in DeForest. Alma attended school in Leeds, Wis. She worked for Rayovac, Sun Prairie Canning Company and the Sun Prairie School District, where she was the head cook at Northside Elementary School. Alma was actively involved and a charter member of Our Savior's Lutheran Church. She enjoyed her Norwegian Heritage and was a wonderful baker of Norwegian goodies. Alma also enjoyed sewing for her grandchildren, and she especially liked traveling and dancing. Alma is survived by her loving husband of 66 years, Leslie; daughters, Alice (Ken Koch) Lenihan, Jean (Charles Ballard) Boyle and Carol Walton; grandchildren, Steven (Arielle) Lenihan, Brandy (Christofer) Schroeder and Tyler and Valerie Walton; great-grandchildren, Micco Schroeder and Addison Lenihan; sister Joan Kojo; brother Roger (Ellen) Haarklau. She also leaves behind many nieces and nephews. Alma was preceded in death by her son, Russell Vale; her brothers, Howard, Oliver, Jerome and Arthur; and her sisters, Irene and Ruby. Funeral services will be held at OUR SAVIOR'S LUTHERAN CHURCH, 550 Lincoln Drive, Sun Prairie on Thursday, Sept. 26, 2013, at 11 a.m. with Rev. Dr. David J. Berggren officiating. Burial will follow at Sun Prairie Memory Gardens. A visitation will be held on Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2013, from 4 p.m. until 7 p.m. at CRESS FUNERAL HOME, 1310 Emerald Terrace, Sun Prairie, and also a visitation will be held from 10 a.m. until the time of service on Thursday at the church. Memorial contributions may be made in memory of Alma to Our Savior's Lutheran Church and American Diabetes Association. Cress Funeral and Cremation Service, 1310 Emerald Terrace, Sun Prairie