Rudolph “Rudy” Frank Valek Jr., 83, passed away Feb. 23 at IOOF Nursing Home after a long struggle with Alzheimer’s disease.

The family would like to thank Family First Hospice for its care and support throughout the years, which allowed Rudy to remain at home for the majority of his illness and IOOF Nursing Home for its loving care.

Rosary was recited Sunday, Feb. 24, 2008, in the Keever Chapel. The Mass of the Christian Burial was celebrated Monday, Feb. 25, 2008, at St. John Catholic Church in Ennis.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to the Alzheimer’s Association, Family First Hospice or St. John Catholic School in Ennis.