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Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic Church
Saturday March 24th, 2018

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Valerie Ruth Meronk

Valerie Ruth Meronk Rock Springs- Valerie Ruth Meronk, 64, of Rock Springs, passed away on March 20, 2018 at the University of Utah Medical Center after a sudden illness. She was born February 6, 1954 in Phelps, Wisconsin, the daughter of Thomas Victor and Henrietta Vugrinec. Valerie attended Eagle River High School and graduated with the class of 1972. She married Theodore Meronk October 11, 1975 in Land O’ Lakes, Wisconsin. She was a member of the Holy Spirit Catholic Community. Valerie was a loving wife, mother and grandmother. Survivors include her husband Theodore; her two sons, Nathan Meronk and wife Hava of Omaha, Nebraska, and Dan Meronk and wife Heather of Green River, WY; mother Henrietta Vugrinec of Rock Springs; brothers Jim Vugrinec of Rathdrum, Idaho, and Tom Vugrinec of Rock Springs; sister Laurel Ensign of Rock Springs; grandchildren Keanu, Bronson, Teah, Sage and Grey; four nieces and two nephews. She was preceded in death by her father Thomas Victor Vugrinec, nephew Thomas Vugrinec and brother-in-law Herb Dickman. A Mass of Christian burial will be celebrated at 11:00 am Saturday, March 24, 2018, at Our Lady of Sorrows Catholic Church, 116 Broadway St., Rock Springs. Rev. Emilio Cabrara will be officiating.

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I was so saddened to hear of Val's passing. We went to school together for 12 years and even lived together in Rhinelander in 1973. So sorry we lost track of each other through the years. Please accept our sincerest sympathies Marianne (Turnquist) and Mike Sparks

Marianne Sparks Mar 24 2018 2:20 PM

Val was a big part of our lives for many years during our lives in Rock Springs. She was a dedicated and loyal employee, but more than than a close friend. We hope that gift of her memory will help console the loss her family and friends will feel. Randy and Jo McDaniel

Randy and Jo McDaniel Mar 24 2018 9:13 AM

To Ted and Family, We are so sorry to hear of your loss. Our deepest sympathy. Keeping you and your family in our thoughts. Jim and Jo Gordon

Jim and Jo Gordon Mar 23 2018 1:07 PM

My sincere condolences to all the family; she was such a beautiful woman, its been years since i have seen her but this is just how i remember her! RIP Val. Gail Lapp Mallick

gail Mar 23 2018 11:27 AM