Donna Valko

September 12th, 2017

Donna Valko age 88 of Bellevue passed away Tuesday, September 12, 2017 at Elmwood Assisted Living in Fremont.  She was born Dec. 30, 1928 in Clyde the daughter of the late Gordon & Edna (Ball) Linkenbach.

She was a cosmologist and owned and managed the Duchess Hair Salon in Bellevue.

Donna married Michael W. Valko July 16, 1949 at Immaculate Conception Church, Bellevue.  He preceded her in death in 2004.

Donna was a member of Immaculate Conception Church and its Altar Rosary Society, St. Christopher Study Club, D of I, RICA team, choir and was a Eucharistic Minister.  She was a 1946 graduate of Bellevue High School. She will be remembered for always having a hug for everyone.  Donna enjoyed cooking baking and volunteering but loved her grandchildren most of all.

Survivors include her daughters; Jodi Valko of Clyde, Valerie Gore of Bellevue, 7 grandchildren, 7 great grandchildren and her brother Robert L. Linkenbach of Fremont.

In addition to her parents and husband she was preceded in death by her daughter; Michele Valko – Taylor, 2 grandchildren; Dana Taylor, Tyler Gore, 3 brothers and 1 sister.

Friends will be received Friday, September 15, 2017 from 4 – 8 pm at Foos and Foos Funeral Service, 151 Yorkshire Place, Bellevue.  A funeral Mass will be celebrated Saturday, September 16, 2017 at 11:00 am at Immaculate Conception Church, 231 E. Center St., Bellevue.  Burial will be at Bellevue Catholic Cemetery.

Memorials may be made to Immaculate Conception Church or Bellevue Fish and Loaves.

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