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Valerie T. Thomas

1931 - 2021


Valerie T. Thomas

Hemlock, Michigan


Valerie T. Thomas, age 89 of Hemlock passed away Saturday, May 22, 2021 at home.  Daughter of the late Bernard and Anne (Kleinfeld) Rombach, Valerie was born June 10, 1931 in Toledo, Ohio and moved to the Saginaw area as a child.  She was a 1949 graduate of SS. Peter and Paul High School in Saginaw.  She was married to Lyle Thomas and he preceded in death.  In addition to being a homemaker for her large family, she also was employed as a retail salesperson for many years.  She was a member of St. Mary Catholic Church of Hemlock and was involved with the Great Lakes P.A.C.E. Program in Saginaw.  She loved her family and enjoyed shopping and rummage sales.

Surviving are 8 children, Lyle (Carol) Thomas, Christine (Gary) Turner, Cynthia (William) Workman, Michael (Wanda) Thomas, Connie (Richard) Jensen, Mark (Cindy) Thomas, Matthew (Johanna) Thomas, and Joseph (Sonya) Thomas; 21 grandchildren; 27 great-grandchildren; siblings, Dottie (Bob) Biggs and Tom (Mary) Rombach; sister-in-law, Joann Rombach; and several nieces and nephews.

She was preceded in death by a granddaughter, Stephanie Thomas, and her siblings, James, Bernard, and Edith.

A Private Celebration of Life will take place at a later date.  In lieu of flowers, please consider memorials to Great Lakes P.A.C.E. Program, 3378 Fashion Square Blvd., Saginaw, Michigan 48603



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Wanda Thomas

June 6, 2021 12:24 AM

Rest in peace Val. You will be greatly missed. ❤️

Patrick Sipiala

May 27, 2021 12:44 PM

i grew up close to Uncle Bernie & Aunt Ann & family when they lived in Saginaw. I remember Val was always so happy & fun to be around.  So sorry to lose another Cousin.  Love & Prayers to all of her family. Mary Helen  Lawler Sipiala & family.

Barbara Krueger

May 26, 2021 10:07 AM

I have not seen Valerie in a very long time, but have a lot of good memories of the times we shared together.  May she rest in peace and my thoughts and prayers go out to her children.  

Steven Danielson

May 26, 2021 9:11 AM

Haven't seen Valerie since I was a little boy but I always thought she was a kind and beautiful woman.  I was thinking about her the other day and now I see her obituary in the paper.  I am glad that she had a long life and that she had the opportunity to speak with my mother on the phone before my mother passed away in 2013 ... Dorothy Danielson.  My condolences to her children and extended family.  

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