Carroll 'Stub' Veitch

Thursday, August 27, 2009
Carroll 'Stub' Veitch

Funeral services for Mr. Carroll "Stub" Veitch, 89, of Spencer, will be held at 10 a.m. Thursday, Aug. 27, at Warner Chapel in Spencer. Rev. Chuck Kellogg will officiate the service.

Mr. Veitch passed away Saturday, Aug. 22, 2009, at home in Spencer.

Carroll "Stub" Luverne Veitch, the son of George Leslie and Vennetta Eldora Mitchell Veitch, was born July 12, 1920, in Greenville. His childhood years were spent in Greenville where he received his early education and graduated from the Greenville High School in 1937.

In 1940, Carroll moved to San Diego where he worked at an aircraft factory. He married Margaret Ingersall on March 8, 1943. They lived in San Diego until moving back to Greenville in 1947 where he worked at a dairy. Stub served with the Iowa National Guard from 1949 to 1952. In 1950, they moved to Clinton, where Carroll worked in a dairy and attended barber school. He eventually owned a shop in Clinton, Northwood, Ayrshire and then Spencer in 1962 where he was in partnership with Mike Collins. On Feb. 3, 1962, Carroll married Helen Ellis in Jackson, Minn. In 1973, he went to work for SMU until retiring in 1983. Carroll was a member of the Grace United Methodist Church, Eagles Lodge and the Highland Masonic Lodge No. 487 of Ruthven.

He is preceded in death by his parents; his first wife, Margaret; his second wife, Helen; his daughter, Ruth Larsen; his step-son, Terry Ellis; and a brother, Donald Veitch.

Carroll is survived by his daughter, Merrie Olsen and her husband, Lawrence; son-in-law, Joseph Larsen; step-daughter, Kathleen Penkert and husband, Dan; four grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; brother, Terry Veitch and wife, Nira ; and two sisters: Marjean Gulizia, and Janet Leach and her husband, Bob.

Warner Funeral Home of Spencer is in charge of arrangements.