Donald R. Valkner

Donald R. Valkner

Donald R. Valkner of Allegan, Michigan, passed away September 24, 2007, at his home. Don was born November 18, 1948 in Kalamazoo to Raymond and Doris (Kirkland) Valkner and had been a lifelong resident of the area. For many years he was a self-employed carpenter and handyman. Surviving are his wife, Charlene Valkner of Allegan; a son and a daughter, Bryan (Shannon) Bernier of Plainwell and Melissa (Tim) Ball of Lake Station, IN; 6 grandchildren, Cody (Brandy), Samantha, Jenna (Kyle), Robert, Zach and Kera; his mother, Doris Steele of Plainwell; 3 brothers, Melvin (Luanne) Valkner of Kalamazoo, Charles (Donna) Valkner of Manton and Richard (Janetta) Valkner of Plainwell; his mother-in-law, Virginia Faucher of Allegan; 2 step-brothers, Chris (Julie) Steele of Plainwell and Jeff Steele of Comstock; 3 step-sisters, Della (Steve) Jones of Bloomington, IL, Rhonda (Trent) Webb of Schoolcraft and Angela Steele of Canton, MI; several nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his father, Raymond Valkner, and a brother, Jack Valkner. Friends may meet the family from 5 to 8 P.M. Wednesday at the Winkel Funeral Home, Otsego, where services will be held at 10:30 A.M. Thursday, Pastor Jerry Bowen officiating. Burial will follow at Mountain Home Cemetery, Otsego. Contributions in memory of Don may be made to the American Cancer Society.

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