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Elmer L. "Topper" Valley Jr.

February 20, 1950 ~ March 6, 2024 (age 74) 74 Years Old

Elmer "Topper" Valley Jr. Obituary

Elmer L. “Topper” Valley Jr., age 74 of Prairie du Chien passed away unexpectedly on Wednesday, March 6, 2024, at home surrounded by his family. He was born on February 20, 1950, the son of Elmer and Evalyn (Crawford) Valley Sr. Elmer was raised in Prairie du Chien attending school at St. Gabriel’s and eventually graduating from Prairie du Chien High School with the class of 1968. Elmer married Patricia “Patty” Mezera on July 6, 1968, in Prairie du Chien, and together they raised 2 children. Elmer worked for the 3M Company in Prairie du Chien for 36 years until retirement. He enjoyed playing softball, darts, horseshoes, and bowling. He especially loved his grandchildren who affectionately knew him as “Bumpa”. Elmer is survived by his wife of 55 years Patty; their children Lisa (Donald) Lynn and Todd (Vicki) Valley Sr.; siblings Joe (Betty) Valley and Anna Eastman and half-sister Carole Stewart; grandchildren Treavor (Alexandra) Russell, Allison (Owen Post) Lynn, Todd (Kelly) Valley Jr., and Trina (Kenny) Larson; and great-grandchildren Lucinda, Mason, Myles, Maverick, Charlie, Dustin, Jason, and one on the way. He was preceded in death by his parents, 2 sisters Lorraine Siegenthaler and Nancy Johnson, and brother Jim Kelly.

Funeral Services will be Wednesday, March 13, 2024, at 11:00 A.M. at the Garrity Funeral Home Chapel in Prairie du Chien, Pastor Andy Doll officiating with private inurnment at a later date. Friends may call at the funeral home on Tuesday, March 12, 2024, from 4:00 P.M. to 7:00 P.M. and one hour prior to the service on Wednesday.

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Services

Visitation
Tuesday
March 12, 2024

4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Garrity Funeral Home
704 S. Ohio St.
Prairie du Chien, WI 53821

Visitation
Wednesday
March 13, 2024

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Garrity Funeral Home
704 S. Ohio St.
Prairie du Chien, WI 53821

Funeral Service
Wednesday
March 13, 2024

11:00 AM
Garrity Funeral Home
704 S. Ohio St.
Prairie du Chien, WI 53821

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