obit: Donald Valchar
Donald Valchar, longtime resident of Atascosa County, Texas, passed away Wednesday, April 14, 2010, in San Antonio, Texas, at the age of 67 years, 10 months, 7 days.
Donald was born June 7, 1942, at his family home in the Three Oaks Community, the son of Pete Valchar and Otilia "Tillie" Mann Valchar. He graduated from Charlotte High School, Class of 1960, and worked as a farmer with his family's peanut thrashing business. Donald was self-employed as a welder with Don's Welding Shop for many years, and welded for over thirty years.
Donald married Virginia R. Foerster on July 26, 1986. He was a member of the SPJST and LaParita. Donald loved his pick-up trucks, and especially enjoyed his bowling league in Pleasanton, and also shooting pool and winning trophies at tournaments.
Donald is survived by his beloved wife of over twenty-three years, Virginia Valchar of Pleasanton; his son, Chad Valchar of Jersey City, New Jersey; his mother, Tillie Valchar Koch of Pleasanton; his brother, Bennie Valchar of New Berlin; his sister, Bettie House and husband Lloyd of Pleasanton; and his numerous Aunts, Uncles, Nieces, Nephews, and Cousins. Donald was preceded in death by his father, Pete Valchar; and his step-father, Milton Koch.
Visitation was held from 6:00 - 8:00 P.M. Monday, April 19, 2010, at Vinyard-Trevino Funeral Home Chapel in Jourdanton. Funeral services were held at 10:00 A.M. Tuesday, April 20, 2010, at Vinyard-Trevino Funeral Home Chapel in Jourdanton.
Vinyard-Trevino Funeral Home, Jourdanton, TX