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Below you will find a complilation of obituaries gathered from various newspapers throughout Placer County. If YOU have an obituary for a Placer County resident and would like to addit to this collection, please contact the county coorinators.

Roseville Register, Thursday, 6-29-1916
Pioneer Woman Passes Away

Mrs. Julia Valle, one of Placer County’s oldest and most respected citizens, passed from this life at the family home in the Sylvan district, June 26th. Born in Germany more than 87 years ago, she came to America in 1847, making her home first in the east where she was united in marriage to Frederick W. Valle in 1851, and they together came to California a year later. Being bereft of her companion in 1888, she has resided with her family on the farm which has been her home for fifty-nine years, during which time she has made countless friends and had seen the wilderness grow into a prosperous and well-settled community. She was the devoted mother of 10 children, five of whom survive her: F. W. Valle of Oregon, Mrs. K. Burch, Mrs. F. Gardner, Mrs. R. Lauppe, and Mrs. A. Brown. She also left 39 grandchildren to mourn her death. The funeral services, which were private, were held at the home Wednesday and were in charge of the Ryan Parlors of Sacramento. Rev. Thomas H. Mee officiated at the services, and Mrs. R. H. Hawley and Mrs. J. N. Wilson rendered several touching musical selections. Six of the grandsons acted as pallbearers. The floral pieces were very beautiful and many a worthy attestation of the love and affection in which she was held.

Roseville Tribune and Register, Wednesday, 1-4-1928
Edward Van Alstine Died at Auburn Last Saturday

The death of Edward Van Alstine, resident of this vicinity for the past twenty years, occurred in an Auburn hospital on Saturday evening, December 31, 1927. Mr. Van Alstine was some seventy years of age at the time of his death and had been a member of the Odd Fellows Lodge for over fifty years, holding membe5rship in Forrest City Lodge No. 32 in Sierra County. The deceased had been in ill health for some time past, and the local lodge of Odd Fellows was taking steps to have him admitted to the Odd Fellows Home at Saratoga. He had made his home for many years on the Tremereaux Thomas ranch near here. As far as could be learned, he has no living relatives. The funeral will be held this (Wednesday) afternoon at 2:30 from the chapel of Broyer & Magner, and interment will be in the local Odd Fellows Cemetery. Roseville Lodge No. 203 will conduct the funeral, and all members of the lodge are urged to attend.

Roseville Register, Thursday, 12-15-1910
Death Claims Victim

Mrs. G. H. Van Vleet passed away at the home of Mrs. Biscoe on Monday morning, December 12th, aged 69 years, 2 months, and 12 days. Mrs. Van Vleet was brought here from Oroville, December 3rd, suffering from Brights disease, and her children and many friends did all they could to relieve her suffering. She is survived by an aged husband, Rev. G. H. Van Vleet, and three sons, Frank, Fred, and Ernest, the two latter residing here with their families. Mrs. Van Vleet was a native of Syracuse, New York, and came to Placer County with her husband about 15 years ago where they have resided except the last two years which they spent on a ranch near Oroville. Mr. Van Vleet is one of the old pioneer Methodist ministers and a grand old man. He filled his last pulpit at Newcastle where he was stationed, and two years ago failing health compelled him to give up the work. Many friends in this section will mourn the loss of Mrs. Van Vleet. The remains were taken to Wyandotte where the interment took place yesterday.

Corning Observer, 2-21-1903

John Viemeir, a wealthy pioneer of Placer County, was hurt in a runaway accident at Newcastle and died from the effects of his injuries.

Roseville Register, Friday, 11-8-1918

Mary Vitali, a native of Italy, aged 31 years, died at her home in this city of influenza, October 29, 1918. Deceased leaves a husband and four-year-old daughter, both of whom are in the local hospital, suffering from the dread disease which caused her death. The funeral was held from the West Chapel, the Rev. Father Vereker of Auburn officiating. Interment was in the Odd Fellows Cemetery.

Roseville Tribune and Register, Wednesday, 7-20-1927
K. Vlatko Meets Death at Ben Ali Crossing Monday When Auto Is Stalled on R. R. Crossing – Was Machinist in S. P. Shops

K. Vlatko met instant death at 3 o’clock Monday morning on the railroad tracks at the Ben Ali crossing when the automobile in which he was driving to Sacramento got stalled on the track. Vlatko, whose home is at 251 Elm Street, Roseville, was accompanied by Miss Loraine Powers of the Rainbow Cabaret on Church Street, who told the officers that she was being taken to her home at Worth Hotel in Sacramento. Miss Powers was endeavoring to push the car from the track, and two men in a passing auto seeing their plight attempted to assist them. They saw the headlight of an approaching train and warned Vlatko that they wouldn’t have time to get the car off the track and warned him to jump. The automobile was thrown thirty feet through the air, and Vlatko’s body was picked up about a hundred feet from where the accident occurred. Vlatko, who has been employed in one of the round houses here for some years, is a married man but his wife was committed to the state hospital for insane at Stockton eight or ten months ago.