Valerie S. Rako, nee Rodman, 74, of Belleville, IL, formerly of Marissa, IL, born August 6, 1947 in Murphysboro, IL, passed away on Friday December 24, 2021 at Memorial Hospital East in Shiloh, IL. Mrs. Rako was a bank teller.
She was preceded in death by her parents – George and Eileen (Taylor) Rodman and one daughter – Sheila Rako.
Valerie is survived by her loving husband – Carl G. Rako, who she married on February 24, 1968 in Marissa, IL, two children – Andrea Rako, Jeffrey C. Rako, and three grandchildren – Ian, Teagan and Quinn Schickedanz, all of Belleville, IL
Memorials may be made to St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital.
Visitation: Visiting hours wil be from 5 to 8 p.m. on Thursday December 30, 2021 and from 10 to 11 a.m. on Friday December 31, 2021 at Heil-Schuessler Funeral Home in Marissa, IL.
Funeral: Services will be held at 11 a.m. on Friday December 31, 2021 at Heil-Schuessler Funeral Home in Marissa, IL. Interment will follow at Marissa TWP Cemetery in Marissa, IL.
Heil-Schuessler Funeral Home in Marissa, IL is in charge of arrangements.