Given the name, place and dates of birth/death, I suspect he may have been the father or grandfather of a man by the same name who died during the Depression in Saint Joseph County, Indiana. The death certificate and/or newspaper obituary for the latter (who was my great-grandfather) may contain specific reference to his father and therefore to your earlier Valentine Easterday. Also, since my great-grandfather seems to have been a member of the Church Of The Brethren (or one of their divisions, the Old German Baptist Brethren and The Brethren Church), your Val's records may be on hand at the archives of said church, which is still active. One can find data on them at Wikipedia; there follows a brief description from that site....
The Church of the Brethren represents the largest body descending from Mack's Schwarzenau Brethren church. The German Baptist Brethren experienceded a major division in the early 1880s, creating the three wings: traditionalists such as the Old German Baptist Brethren, liberals led by The Brethren Church, and the original majority known as "Church of the Brethren" in 1908.
Good luck in your search!
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