Valerie J. "Val" Hallstrom

October 18, 1945 - April 18, 2014
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Valerie J. Hallstrom, 68, of Loves Park, IL and formerly of Belvidere, IL died Friday evening, April18, 2014 in her home after a sudden illness.  Valerie was born October 18, 1945 in Belvidere, IL the daughter of George “Bud” and Vorita (Lance) Ward.  She married John J. Hallstrom in Rockford, IL on February 1, 1964. Valerie retired from the City of Belvidere, where she was the administrative assistant for Mayors Fred Brereton, Rory Peterson and Pat Murphy; she also worked for Atty. David Towns.   Valerie gave back to the community by being a foster mother, and a reading tutor for the literacy council; Valerie was a former chairperson for the Rockford Air Fest and served the Boone County District Two FPD Auxiliary where she helped make donuts during the Boone County fair.  Valerie had an adventurous spirit who enjoyed camping, motorcycle trips to Sturgis, and therapeutic equestrian riding.  In her quiet time, she enjoyed craft work and was a devoted animal lover.

Valerie is loved and will be missed by her son, Joel (Cindy) Hallstrom of Rockford; grandchildren, Maya and Ella; her mother Vorita Olson of Rockford; special cousin, Jan Willcox of Rockford.  Valerie is preceded in death by her husband, John, father, Bud and step-father Elwyn “Ole” Olson.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Thursday, April24, 2014 in Anderson Funeral and Cremation Services at Buck-Wheeler-Hyland Chapel, 218 W. Hurlbut Ave., Belvidere, IL with Pastor David Mumm, chaplain of North Park Fire Protection District  officiating.  Private burial will be held at Belvidere Cemetery.  Visitation will be from 5:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. Wednesday at the funeral home.  Memorials in Valerie’s name can be directed to the Shrine Hospitals for Children.

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Service Schedule

Visitation Information

Date: Wednesday, April 23, 2014

Time: 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Pending with Anderson Funeral and cremation Services: Buck-Wheeler-Hyland Chapel

Address:

218 W. Hurlbut, Belvidere, IL, 61008

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Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Thursday, April24, 2014 in Anderson Funeral and Cremation Services at Buck-Wheeler-Hyland Chapel, 218 W. Hurlbut Ave., Belvidere, IL with Pastor David Mumm, chaplain of North Park Fire Protection District  officiating.


Service Information

Date: Thursday, April 24, 2014

Time: 11:00 am -

Pending with Anderson Funeral and cremation Services: Buck-Wheeler-Hyland Chapel

Address:

218 W. Hurlbut, Belvidere, IL, 61008

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Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Thursday, April 24, 2014 in Anderson Funeral and Cremation Services at Buck-Wheeler-Hyland Chapel, 218 W. Hurlbut Ave., Belvidere, IL with Pastor David Mumm, chaplain of North Park Fire Protection District  officiating.


Cemetery Information

Private burial will be in Belvidere Cemetery.


Memorial Information

Memorials in Valerie’s name can be directed to the Shrine Hospitals for Children.


 

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Born: October 18, 1945
Died: April 18, 2014

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Sandy and the late Ken Anderson posted on 4/22/14

I will sorely miss my forever friend and you will not be forgotten. I would need several pages to fill our memories - the last my birthday lunch so special...Our Tues Lunches at Lung Fungs for 20 plus years - and Connie, our favorite waitress sends her condolences through me - When we were neighbors and stay at home Moms - our "stitching" together - all of our sharing times about the kids - your love for the "stray" animal or neighbor kid also - Your bout with Hobie Cat while you were "cat sitting" here and our times around our pool.... lastly our standing in mud for years at the Boone County fair at 4:30 a.m. start in the Fire Dist 2 Donut stand - making donuts and frosting......your were a good friend, a trusted confidante - a good MUM and grandmum........and I will miss you so very much. Love you so much. Hope your heart is at peace as you are welcomed home and at last with your beloved husband again. Will keep in touch with Joel and family and our prayers for them. Until we meet again - you are always in my heart. Thanks for being my forever friend.

 

Colleen Wood posted on 4/23/14

Joel & family...My sincere condolences are with you and your family on the loss of your Mom. Val and I worked together back in the late 60's early 70's @ Commercial Collection. Your dad as I recall was just home from Vietnam and your Mom was pregnant with you. She was a great gal and I have many fond memories of her and the times we spent together. Thoughts and prayers are with everyone. Fondly, Colleen Langley Wood

 

Jim and Jan McDonald posted on 4/24/14

Joel, We were so sorry to hear of your moms passing. We are praying for you at this very difficult time. Take care. Jim and Jan McDonald

 

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