Barbara Valentine

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Barbara A. Valentine, nee Koldehoff, 89, of Freeburg, IL, born July 12, 1934, in Millstadt, IL, died Tuesday, January 23, 2024, at St. Paul Senior Community, Belleville, IL.

Barbara previously worked for Bassler Farms Dairy, a subsidiary of Prairie Farms, Freeburg, IL.

 She was preceded in death by her loving husband of 54 years, Glenn L. Valentine, whom she married on July 28, 1951, and who died on October 10, 2005; her daughter, Sandra Richardson; her parents, William and Hilda, nee Stitzel, Koldehoff; and her sister, Dorothy Hertel.

She is survived her son, David G. Valentine; four grandchildren, Justin (Ashley) Richardson, Sarah Richardson and Amanda and Drew Valentine; two great-grandchildren, Riley and Colby Richardson; a brother, Herman (Esther) Koldehoff; her son-in-law, Donald J. Richardson; and many nieces and nephews and great-nieces and great-nephews.

Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at

Visitation: Friends may visit from 9 to 10 a.m. Saturday, February 3, 2024, at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Freeburg, IL.

Funeral: A Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, February 3, 2024, at St. Joseph Catholic Church, Freeburg, IL, with Fr. Von Deeke and Deacon Corby Valentine officiating.

Burial of cremains will be held at Lake View Memorial Gardens, at a later date.


1 Comment on Barbara Valentine

Debbie Braun said : Guest Report Feb 12, 2024 at 9:42 AM

To Barb's family, I would like to send my deepest sympathy to all of you at the passing of Barb. She was a friend of mine and I just recently learned of her passing. She was a great lady and I am proud to call her my friend.

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