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Troy Dale Valentine

March 14, 1945 ~ December 9, 2023 (age 78) 78 Years Old

Troy Valentine Obituary

Troy Dale Valentine, age 78, of Sioux Rapids, Iowa died Saturday, December 9, 2023 at his home in Sioux Rapids. 

Memorial services will take place Saturday, December 30, 2023 at 1:00 p.m. at the Sliefert Funeral Home in Sioux Rapids. Burial will be in the Lone Tree Cemetery. Visitation will be held Friday, December 29, 2023 from 5-7:00 p.m. at the funeral home in Sioux Rapids. The Sliefert Funeral Home in Sioux Rapids is in charge of the arrangements.

On March 14, 1945 in Spencer, Iowa, John and Helen Valentine were blessed with the birth of a son, Troy Dale Valentine. Growing up, Troy attended school in Sioux Rapids, Iowa.

Troy was united in marriage to Carol Elaine Garner in Jackson, Minnesota on October 30, 1965. They were blessed with a son, Tracey. Troy and Carol made their home in Sioux Rapids for 58 years.

Troy served as the Sioux Rapids Fire Chief and worked as a supervisor for Ranco Fertiservice in Sioux Rapids. He owned his own welding shop and Valentine’s Towing Service for over forty years. Troy’s passion was hobby stock car races, winning many races and track championships at Buena Vista Raceway, Jackson Speedway and Algona Raceway where he raced alongside his son Tracey, mentoring him along the way. Troy had a big heart and loved helping area farmers and anyone he could lend a helping hand to. In his free time, he enjoyed camping and boating. He will be deeply missed by all who knew and loved him.

Left to cherish Troy’s memory include his sister: Shirley Koster of Milford, Iowa; nephew: Donnie (Valerie) Koster of Lake City, Florida; niece: Julie (James) Koster of Milford, Iowa; son: Tracey (Desiree) Valentine of Pomeroy, Iowa; granddaughter: Courtney Morales; great grandson: Jayden; great granddaughter: Alicia of Sioux Rapids, Iowa; step-grandchildren: Nate (Lauren) Botine of Harlan, Iowa; Matt (Kaylee) Botine of Storm Lake, Iowa; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law: Richard (Sharon) Garner of Pocahontas, Iowa; Maureen Luchsinger of Lake Havasu, Arizona; Judy (Dan) Noma of Chandler, Arizona; Larry Garner of Polk City, Iowa; Dean (Linda) Garner of Spencer, Iowa; Sandy (Jay) Pettyjohn of Ottumwa, Iowa; extended family and friends.

Troy was preceded in death by his parents: John and Helen Valentine; wife: Carol Valentine; brother: Bill Valentine.

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December 29, 2023

5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Sliefert Funeral Home Sioux Rapids
708 Thomas St.
Sioux Rapids, IA 50535

Funeral Service
December 30, 2023

1:00 PM
Sliefert Funeral Home Sioux Rapids
708 Thomas St.
Sioux Rapids, IA 50535


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