Scott Gerald Vallier

Resided in Gladstone, MI
Died June 17, 2020

Scott Gerald Vallier, age 58, of Gladstone, passed away peacefully at his home with family on Wednesday, June 17, 2020.

Scott was born on June 18, 1961 in Escanaba, MI, the son of Gerald and Maxine (Kalishek) Vallier.

Scott graduated from Gladstone High School in 1979 where he played football and wrestled. He began a family tradition of state wrestling champions with his brother-in-law, nephew and two sons following in his footsteps. He continued this tradition as a coach for both Youth and High School Wrestling in Gladstone for over 35 years where he coached multiple state champions. “Coach Scott’s” contribution to Gladstone wrestling was honored in 2014 when the wrestling practice room was dedicated to him so he can continue to watch over future generations of champions.

On June 27th, 1981 he was married to the love of his life, Amy, at St. Thomas Church. They went on to have two sons Tim and Joel who both wrestled in college and continued his legacy of helping coach wrestling in Gladstone.

He worked as a construction foreman where he oversaw the revitalization of numerous landmark buildings throughout the U.P. and Wisconsin and spent the later portion of his working life as a trucker and delivery driver where he transported essential goods such as medications and candy throughout the state. His work ethic and dependability were known widely and his deliveries were always made with a kind word and smile.

He was an avid hunter and fisherman and enjoyed spending time at deer camp with his grandchildren and vacationing at Cedar Lake Lodge for his annual fishing trip. He enjoyed woodworking and loved creating beautiful pieces for family and friends and he frequently invented various little gadgets to make life easier.

He has left a lasting legacy on the lives and hearts of countless others and will be loved and fondly remembered.

In addition to his Parents, Scott is survived by:
Wife: Amy (Villeneuve) Vallier of Gladstone, MI
2 Sons: Tim (Amber) Vallier of Flat Rock, MI
Joel Vallier of Ann Arbor, MI
1 Brother: Cliff (Deborah) Vallier of Shelby Township, MI
1 Sister: Allison (Barry Gokee) Vallier of Sault Ste. Marie, MI
2 Grandsons: Liam and Graysen
Father and Mother-in-Law: Dale and Sharon Villeneuve
Sister-in-Law: Brenda (Ray) King
Brother-in-Law: Joel (Marci) Villeneuve
And several Aunts, Uncles, Cousins, Nieces, and Nephews who affectionately knew him as ”Favorite Uncle Scott”.

Scott is preceded in death by 1 Brother, Paul Vallier.

Family will receive friends on Friday, June 26 from 1:00 until 5:00 PM at the Skradski Funeral Home in Gladstone. Services will follow visiting hours at 5:00 PM at the Skradski Funeral Home in Gladstone. The Skradski Family Funeral Homes of Delta County are assisting the Vallier family.

35 Tributes for “Scott Gerald Vallier

    so sad, Scott was such a positive influence on everyone he was in contact with, especially my two boys. He will be greatly missed!! Keeping Amy, Tim, and Joel in our thoughts and prayers Love the Hughes family

    So sorry for your loss. I remember Scott as a great wrestling coach for the youth and for the High School. Gladstone lost a great person.. May he rest in peace.

    So sorry for your loss. He will greatly be missed. May God bless each one of yous in this time of loss. Rickey and Sherry ( Vanderlinden) Johnson .

    On behalf of the Westwood Wrestling Family we’d like to extend our deepest condolences to Scott’s Family & Friends.

    I know we don’t have to tell you, but I can’t let the moment slip by without saying, he was such a warm, welcoming, great guy and we appreciated him so very much!!

    I will forever remember his smile and how it lit up his face. It will forever be in my heart.

    Love and prayers to all,
    Kathleen (and Dan) Carlson

    Scott Vallier Family,
    He was a true friend…. at any given minute he was there….from driving to Milwaukee or Madison back in the day when he was my Boss ….to delivering and keeping everyone moving when I was his boss ….
    He left many with great teachings ….
    He could get er done that’s for sure …..
    Never to complain :
    always putting others FIRST
    He will be greatly missed by everyone that knew him
    Condolences to his entire family
    Prayers to All

    God Bless

    Kevin Julie Robitaille

    My sincerest heart felt condolences. My heart hurts for you all, the wrestling community hurts for you also. Our prayers for you all.

    RIP my friend. I will miss your smile and your awesome hugs. Thank you for being part of Darrens and my life. You were a large part of my childrens lives too and I will always be grateful for that. Prayers and love to your family.

    We are so sorry hearing the pass of Scott. He was an amazing man,friend and coach.The love he had for his wrestling kid’s will always be remembered. And his love for his family. He will always be missed and loved. Scott and Cody are together and talking old times. Love You Amy, Tim and Joel.

    So sorry to hear of Scott’s passing and your loss. Scott and I played football and were also in wrestling together in high school. He was fun to watch out on the mat and he crosses my mind from time to time. He had a unique way of approaching an opponent and readying himself for shooting in for a “take down”. He could distract his opponent while he walked towards him in what I can only describe as a lazy crab walk. Hands and fingers moving all around! :0) It still makes me smile today all these years later. I know it will take some time to get over his passing but I’m hoping good memories of him will help ease your pain.


    Very Respectfully,
    Mark Hildebrandt

    To the Vallier Family, we are so incredibly sorry for your loss. Scott was one of the most gregarious and well liked people I’ve ever known. He would do anything for anyone. He was always there for me. Our sincere thoughts and prayers to Amy, Tim, Joel, and the rest of the family.

    Amy my sincere sympathy to you and your family at this difficult time. I was so sad to hear of Scotts illness and passing. You are in my thoughts and prayers. I am so sorry.

    A person could spend a lifetime looking, and they wouldn’t find a better man than Scott. Going to miss you. RIP.

    You fought the good fight & gave it your all, like you always have!
    Now rest in peace, my Scotty Vee!
    Many happy memories remain.

    With love.

    Dear Vallier Family,
    So sorry for your loss. Scott was the most genuine and sincere person you could meet. When we had the pleasure of running into him, he always wanted to know about what was going on with you and the people in your life, he wasn’t there to tell you about him. He did so much for his community. Gladstone lost a real asset and most importantly a fine person way too soon.
    Andy and Brenda Wiltzius

    We offer our sincere sympathy to Scott’s wife, family, and also to our dear friends Jerry and Maxine. Words can never adequately express how heartbroken we are at your loss. May GOD strengthen all of you during this difficult time.

    My and Sue’s sad condolences to Jerry, Maxine, Scott’s wife Amy and his entire family. I will remember him as one of the kids of the “Kalishek” clan. He grew up pretty darn good, and will be missed by many! God Bless you all.

    Scott was a great nephew and a very special person,,,,,we will miss him. He certainly was a credit to the whole family–love Aunt Joan and all.

    Scott are our Spirit in the sky now! You are at peace now, so missed by all of us you’re such a tough tough man but a great big teddy bear and loved by all. Everyone you touched their hearts and they will always remember you as a good man. We will never forget all the great times we had with you. Oh such great memories. Just knowing you’re at peace and out of pain makes it kind of okay, say hi to everyone up there. Always on our minds and in our thoughts and prayers! Love and miss you buddy.
    Amy Tim Joel Amber Liam Graysen you know we are always here for you. Love ya’s.

    My heart goes out to the Vallier families for their loss, Scott and I were friends from kindergarten at the Flat Rock school, and all through the years, Truly a great person and a good friend, he will be sadly missed! It brings a smile to my face thinking of the times we had. Rest In Peace my friend.

    My heart breaks for all of you. I have so many memories from childhood and into our adult years. Scott always has and will hold a special place in my heart. He was a great role model for David and always encouraged him. Mr and Mrs Vallier, Amy, Tim and Joel we love you all and you are always in our prayers

    My heart is broken for you all. I have so many wonderful wonderful memories of Scott. I’ll miss his hugs and will be forever grateful for the mentoring and guidance he provided my sons. Alex in particular. Scott I sure hope you and Alex have reunited up there. Rest in honor friend. You will be sorely missed by us all. Sending hugs and much love to the Vallier family.
    Linda Bockman

    Scotty’s family, I’m not really sure where to start! Scott was a good friend, great person and one hell of a teammate! Scott always found a. Way to have and make practice in football fun! From a Rainy Monday and tackling someone on a puddle on the track before practice even started, to Scott’s and Hildy’s challenge to see who could go the longest without washing their socks for practice to asking Dr Dehlin if he could stitch up my chin at halftime. He always wanted others to smile but yet help any way he could. I can honestly say Scott was a very unique man whom every person he touched was better of for it! Including and just as important the Gladstone Community. The last thing I would for everyone to that it was a privilege to play with Scott as he was a fantastic athlete and a much better man. My condolences to you all

    I’m so sorry, my condolences to the whole family. I knew Scott from Donut Connect. He was such a great guy and always a smile on this face. He will be truly missed by many.

    Words can’t express but our deepest condolences to Amy Tim and Joel ! Scott was the most wonderful person friend and coach that anybody could ask for, He gave so much to so many people . RIP Coach Vallier you have a beautiful heart for everyone . Prayers to all Steve and Tammy Miron Ryan , Brett and Andy. GO BRAVES !

    I only knew Scott a short period of time .
    I know this of him, any time I came into contact with him he gave off a light. After an encounter you would feel a warm positive glow. What a blessing to have known him. Praying for all of the family nurse Mary Ellen

    My sincere condolences to Jerry & Maxine, and Scott’s wife and children. He was such a truly nice man.

    First I lived next to Maxine and Jerry. Then Scott and Amy bought their house. I lived next to them for 41 years. Scott was always there to help me. He plowed my driveway, helped me remove shrubs. brought up my mail,rescued me when someone tried to kick in my front door,lifted things that were too heavy for me, checked on me every couple days and was a wonderful friend and neighbor.I am going to miss him so much! Love to all the Vallier family.

    Maxine and Jerry and Family
    Just reading all of these posts should be a comfort. Scott was an amazing person and obviously touched a lot of lives. Every time I saw him, he never failed to give me a big hug and a “hey cousin”!! I am so sorry you had to lose another son at such a young age. He was LOVED and he will be missed for sure. Sending love and prayers to your family!

    Scott was such an awesome guy. I met him when he delivered meds to our facility. He always had a huge smile on his face and made me laugh even on the toughest shift. He truly was a genuinely kind and funny man.

    One can only hope to have a life so full of love and family. Rest easy Uncle your legacy will live on in the lives and hearts you touched. I hope your memory will always be greeted with a smile.

    I am so saddened to hear of Scotts passing. I work at a gas station in Blaney Park, where Scott regularly stopped for diesel on his route of delivering meds. I haven’t seen him for about a year and a half and always wondered what happened to him. I can still tell you today what he always bought. 2 Gatorades, gum or mints, and 2 $5 scratch off tickets. Then he would stand there and chat for about 15-20 minutes. I learned alot about him and his family, things he enjoyed, and just life in general. He was very pleasant to talk to and I enjoyed his stops there. Lots of prayers for his family and friends.

    Amy and family. I am so sorry for your loss. Scott was such an awesome guy! He always had a smile on his face. He will certainly be missed at the Donut Connection! Keeping you in our thoughts and prayers! Tom and Terri Skradski & Donut Connection staff.

    Amy and family, I met Scott when I was teaching in Gladstone, but I got to know him at the Donut Connection. We all enjoyed when he came in. He would regale us with his tales of the previous night’s adventures on the road. A great guy! We miss him. Duncan Hebbard

    So sad of the passing of Scott . He was one the kindest, friendly, caring people I’ve known . He would come into the store always have a smile and always asked how our family was doing . So much respect for everyone . The King
    and Cayer families are so sorry for your loss .
    Amy and family
    Jerry and Maxine and family
    Please know you all are in our thoughts and prayers .
    Scott rest peacefully you will be missed greatly .

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