Donald Veitch

Friday, July 3, 2009
Donald Veitch

Funeral services for Mr. Donald Veitch, 91, of Spencer, will be held at 10:30 a.m. Monday, July 6, 2009 at First Christian Church of Spencer. Rev. Dan Mayes will officiate the service.

Visitation will begin at 2 p.m. Sunday, with the family present from 5-7 p.m. at the Warner Chapel at Spencer.

Interment will take place at North Lawn Memorial Park in Spencer. Military services will be conducted by Glen Pedersen Post No. 1 of Spencer.

A Masonic service will be held at 5 p.m. Sunday, at the Warner Funeral Home.

Mr. Veitch passed away Wednesday, July 1, 2009, at Spencer Hospital.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to First Christian Church, Relay For Life and Hospice of NW Iowa.

Donald George Veitch, the son of George Leslie and Vennetta Eldora Mitchell Veitch, was born May 24, 1918 in Greenville. His childhood years were spent in Greenville where he received his education, graduating from Greenville High School. Don later attended a business school in Grand Island, Neb., for two years. After his schooling, he entered the military and served with the U.S. Army during WW II from April 1941 until his honorable discharge in September 1945. During his military duty, Don was a POW in Germany for over two years.

Donald married Dorothy Henry on July 12, 1945, in Spencer. Following their marriage, they lived in Spencer where he was a self-employed salesman for Wynn's Friction Proofing and Don Veitch Distributing for many years until his retirement. He was a member of the First Christian Church in Spencer. Donald was a 50-year member of the Masonic Lodge, Order of The Eastern Star as well as the Iowa Great Lakes Car Club. He was also a member of Glen Pedersen Post No. 1, American Legion of Spencer.

He was preceded in death by his parents; and one granddaughter, Teresa Ann Lang in 1966.

Donald is survived by his wife, Dorothy of Spencer; one daughter, Patricia Anderson and her husband, Eric of Spirit Lake; one son, George Veitch and his wife, LeAnn McGranahan of Papaaloa, Hawaii; one granddaughter; three great-grandchildren; two brothers: Carroll Veitch of Spencer, and Terry Veitch and his wife, Nira of Albuquerque, N.M.; two sisters: Marjean Gulizia of Omaha, Neb., and Janet Leach and her husband, Bob of Dickinson, Texas; and a special friend, Joan Waller of Spencer.

Warner Funeral Home of Spencer is in charge of arrangements.