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Obituary for Carol “Toody” Valek

Carol “Toody” Valek, age 76, of Faribault, passed away Saturday, April 25, 2020, in Faribault. Carol was born the daughter of Leo and Doris (Hosford) Valek on May 25, 1943, in Northfield. At the age of two, Carol contracted measles which led to her disability. Being raised with five siblings along with her parents, Toody was raised and cared for at home where she felt the most comfortable. The family always looked out after Toody. She came first. In 1964, she entered the state school in Faribault, and then in the mid-’80s, Toody lived in group homes. She loved getting […]

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Carol “Toody” Valek, age 76, of Faribault, passed away Saturday, April 25, 2020, in Faribault.
Carol was born the daughter of Leo and Doris (Hosford) Valek on May 25, 1943, in Northfield. At the age of two, Carol contracted measles which led to her disability. Being raised with five siblings along with her parents, Toody was raised and cared for at home where she felt the most comfortable. The family always looked out after Toody. She came first. In 1964, she entered the state school in Faribault, and then in the mid-’80s, Toody lived in group homes.

She loved getting outside and going to day activity programs. She was happy, sweet, pleasant, and loved dogs.

She is survived by her siblings Sandra (John) Petricka of Monterey, CA, Bryce (Pat) of Northfield, Mark of Northfield, LuAnn (Mary) Valek of Minneapolis. She was preceded in death by her parents Leo (1995); Doris (1998); and her brother Craig (2008).

Toody will be laid to rest by her parents at Fort Snelling National Cemetery in Minneapolis. Arrangements by Bierman Funeral Home and Crematory. biermanfuneralhome.com.

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2 Comments

  1. Empey Judith Spartz

    Sympathy to your family. I remember your sister well and helping your mother with her a few times. Blessings to all my old neighbors!

    JUDY SPARTZ EMPEY
    THE VILLAGES, FL.

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  2. Karen Vesledahl Blom

    My sympathy to the family. I remember Toody when I was a kid. Bless all of you at this time.

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