CROSBY - Reno Isadore Valentino, age 91, of Crosby, died on Aug. 3, 2008, at the Cuyuna Regional Medical Center in Crosby. He was born on March 7, 1917, in Ironton to Richard and Rose (Ballone) Valentino. He married Lily Beatrice Moritz on March 13, 1940, in Brainerd. He was a WWII Army veteran and a member of the Myrin-James American Legion Post No. 443 of Ironton. He was a retired M.A. Hanna Mining employee with 30 years of service. He was also a former custodian at the Crosby-Ironton High School. He was a member of St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Crosby.
He is survived by his wife, Bea; three sons, Richard (Sandra) Valentino, of St. Paul, Ronald (Sharon) Valentino, of Indio, Calif., Lyle "Rocky" (Sheila) Valentino, of Aitkin; three daughters, Lynn (Donald) Valiquet, of Crosby, Lisa (Doug) Hughes, of Conway, S.C., LeeAnn (Devon) Russell, of Crosby; one brother, Richard (Joyce) Valentino, of Black River Falls, Wis.; one sister, Theresa (Frank) Oreskovich, of Black River Falls, Wis.; 16 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; and two great-great-grandchildren. He is preceded in death by his parents; one daughter, Lori Valentino; one brother, Joe Valentino; and one sister, Annie Chambers.
Funeral services will be 11 a.m. on Friday at St. Joseph's Catholic Church in Church.
Burial will be at the Lakewood Cemetery in Crosby with full military honors given by the Myrin-James American Legion Post. Friends may call on Thursday at the Koop Funeral Home in Crosby from 4-8 p.m. with a prayer service at 7 p.m. and also an hour prior to the services at the church on Friday.
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