Val was born November 8, 1926, in Sutherland, Iowa. She married Robert Alcorn on August 30, 1945 in Spencer, Iowa. They moved to Long Prairie on September 1, 1979. Val worked various jobs over the years. She enjoyed fishing, bowling, camping, playing cards and spending time with her grandchildren. She loved watching the Minnesota Twins and playing Wii bowling at the Windmill Ponds Assisted Living in Alexandria where she has lived for the last several years.
Val is preceded in death by her parents; husband Bob, grandson Dylan; siblings: Darrell Rausch, Roy Rausch Jr., Wendell Rausch and Judy Petitt.
Val is survived by her daughter Donna (Ken Gustafson) Berry; grandchildren: Megan (Chris Willander) Berry, Mariah (Tim) Lysfjord, great granddaughter Violet Willander; siblings: Dixie Decker and Thomas Rausch, many nieces and nephews, and the families of Boyd and Devona Berry.
Thank you to the residents and staff at Windmill Ponds for the wonderful care and helping her feel at home in Alexandria the last several years.
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