Willem E. Valant, 20, of Dyersville passed away Monday, June 7, 2021, at his home.
Visitation was held from 2-8 p.m. Monday, June 14, 2021, at Kramer Funeral Home in Dyersville. Visitation continued Tuesday from 9-10 a.m. prior to the funeral mass.
Funeral services were held at 10:30 am Tuesday, June 15, 2021, at St. Francis Xavier Basilica in Dyersville. Rev. Tyler Raymond officiated, and Deacon Keith McCarraher assisted. Burial was at St. Francis Cemetery. Mass was live streamed at https://youtu.be/lbTnhN5GIHU
Willem was born June 5, 2001, in Dubuque, the son of Patrick Valant and Kathy (Kelchen) Schmidt. He graduated from Beckman High School with the class of 2020, attended Kirkwood Community College and worked in Dyersville.
Willem is survived by his parents, Patrick Valant and Kathy (Dan) Schmidt of Dyersville, siblings: Frank and Nathaniel Valant, both of Dyersville; grandparents, David and Kay Schmidt of Conrad; and many friends, aunts, uncles and cousins.
He was preceded in death by grandparents: Francis and Virginia Valant, Ernest and Irma Kelchen and Marianna Kelchen; uncles: Michael Valant, David Rummells, Dean Havel and Randall Kelchen; an aunt: Lisa Kelchen.
Kramer Funeral Home in Dyersville is assisting the family and information is available at www.kramerfuneral.com. Online condolences and memorials may be sent to Kramer Funeral Home, 750 12th Ave SW, Dyersville, IA 52040.
Memorials are preferred to the Beckman Catholic High School Music Department or the Dubuque County Humane Society.