Valerie Jean Jarstad, 66, of Racine, passed away on Monday, October 5, 2020 at home. She was born on October 15, 1953 in Superior, Wisconsin. Born the daughter of Milfred and Dorothy (NEE: Sandlin) Anderson. Valerie was more reserved; she enjoyed reading, watching television, and playing hand held Yahtzee and Canasta in her free time. Valerie will be dearly missed by her children Donna Jarstad, Heidi (Thomas) Mentch, and Jeffrey Michael Jarstad. She will also be missed by grandchildren Samantha, Heather, Thomas Jr., Holly, and Seth, and two great-grandchildren Lilli and Grey. Valerie is survived by sisters Edie, Brenda, and Gail, and brothers Bruce and Albert. She is survived by many other nieces, nephews, relatives, and friends. Valerie is preceded in death by her parents, great-granddaughter Hailyn, brother Bill Anderson, brother-in-law Rueben Davisson, and the father of her children Marvin Jarstad. A memorial gathering will be held on Thursday, October 15, 2020 at Strouf Funeral home from 12 p.m. until 2 p.m. Private burial will take place per Valerie’s wishes.