Edith L. Vallem, age 90, of Hayward, WI passed away Sunday, February 16, 2020 at her home.
Edith Louise Louis was born January 31, 1930 in Hayward, the daughter of William “Bill” Henry and Letitia Ann (Edwards) Louis. She attended school in Hayward until 1942, when the family moved to Indiana. Edie returned to Hayward in 1948 where she met her soul mate Raymond (Ray) Arthur Vallem. They were married on January 15, 1949 and enjoyed 55 years together. Together they raised six children. Edie was the maternal head of five living generations. She was a devoted wife and mother who loved to travel, volunteered for church functions, Scouts, and 4-H. She was also a member of Hayward Piece Makers Quilt Guild and ALCW group. Additional hobbies included sewing, painting, jewelry making and baking.
Edie is survived by her children, Elaine (Charles) Grainger, Paul (Jackie Hargett) Vallem, Irene (Chuck) Graves, Judy Hooker, and daughter-in-law, Emily Hunt Vallem.
She was preceded in death by her husband, Ray; and two sons, Lawrence and Craig.
To celebrate Edie’s life, a reception will be held at 11:30 a.m., Saturday, July 18, at First Lutheran Church, Hayward, WI.
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