Valeria was born May 14, 1918 in Richmond to William and Anna (Gertken) Schneider.  She married Othmar Braegelmann on October 10, 1944 in Richmond.  The couple farmed together in the Albany area.  She enjoyed quilting, playing cards and baking. She was a member of the Seven Dolors Catholic Church, the Seven Dolors Christian Women, the St. Ann's Society and the St. Mathilda Mission Group.

Valeria is survived by her children; Ralph (Lisa) Braegelmann, St. Cloud; Ann (Dave) Silvers, Hastings; Ervin Braegelmann, Las Vegas; Gordon (Lori) Braegelmann, Phoenix; Donald (Jan) Braegelmann, Albany and David (Linda) Braegelmann, Albany.  She  is also survived by her 14 grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren and  3 great-great grandchildren.

She is preceded in death by her parents, her husband Othmar on August 20, 2000, her son, James on August 26, 1948 and her brothers and sisters, Velma Ehresman, Evarista Ruegemer, Mary Ann Schmitt, Florentine Schefers, Raymond Schneider, Norbert Schneider and Robert Schneider.