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Obituary for Vallie L. "Val" Emery

Vallie L. "Val" Emery, 91, of La Crosse, passed away Tuesday, March 22, 2011, at Bethany St. Joseph Care Center, La Crosse.
She was born October 9, 1919, in Rockland, Maine, to James and Sarah (Benner) McLaughlin. Val married Franklin Emery and he preceded her in death on March 12, 1996. She worked as a legal secretary for over 30 years for many area law firms. Val was also a Commissioner on the La Crosse Housing Authority. She was a longtime member of Wesley United Methodist Church in La Crosse and was also an officer for the Order of Eastern Star, both Ruth Chapter #23 of Onalaska and Sparta Chapter #18.
Survivors include two sons, Robert (Joyce) Emery of Sparta, Wis., and Ted Emery of La Crosse; one grandson, John Emery of Sparta; one brother; and nieces and nephews.
In addition to her husband, Val was preceded in death by her parents; two sisters; and two brothers.
Memorial services will be Saturday, April 2, 2011, at 11:00 a.m. at Wesley United Methodist Church, 721 King St., La Crosse. Rev. Ellen Rasmussen will officiate. An Order of Eastern Star service will be recited within the memorial service. There will be no burial. Friends may call at the church on Saturday from 10:00 a.m. until the time of service. In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred. Jandt-Fredrickson Funeral Homes and Crematory, (Woodruff Chapel), is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be sent at