Valerie Stephens was born and raised in Redwood Falls. She graduated from Redwood Valley High School and Mankato State University, earning a Bachelor of Science degree in Interior Design and Construction Management. In 1999 Valerie married Nathan Stephens, that year they also moved to Redwood Falls to start working at the Redwood Valley Funeral Home. In 2006 they purchased the Funeral Home along with Tracy, Westbrook, Walnut Grove, Tyler and Southern MN Cremation Service.
Along with working with pre-need services at the funeral home Valerie also is a Realtor and works with Kerkhoff Auction & Real Estate in Redwood Falls.
Valerie and Nathan have three children, Andrew, Blake and Claire. She enjoys working in the community with several different organizations and church groups and enjoys spending time with family and friends.