DARIEN--Gordon "Bud" Veley, 68, of 207 W. Madison, Darien, WI, died at his home on Tuesday, Aug. 16, 2005. Bud was born on Feb. 28, 1937, in Darien, WI, son of George and Lillian (Klug) Veley. Bud graduated from Darien High School in 1954. He the joined the U.S. Army from 1955 to 1957. He came home to marry his sweetheart, Esther Wilkins, on April 12, 1958, in Delavan, WI. Bud worked for many years at Borg Fabric in Delavan and then for Waukesha Cherry Burwell. He was a member of Our Redeemer Luthern Church, the Janesville Army National Guard, and was a Meals on Wheels Volunteer and a Little League Coach. He was also a friendly face at Ace Hardware where he worked part time after formal retirement.
Bud is survived by his wife, Esther: 3 sons: Michale (Diane) Veley of Janesville, Mrk (Denise) Veley of Darien, and Jeffrey Veley of Janesville; a daughter, Katherine (Joe) Veley of Crystal Lake, IL; 4 sisters; Lucille (Dar) Kucker of Delavan, Janet Anderson of Whitewater, Nancy Hirschman of Marseills, IL, and Evelyn (Herbert) Peterson of Sun City West, AZ; 5 grandchildren; and 4 great-grandchildren. He was preceded in death by a brother, Orville; and 3 sisters.
Funeral services will be held at 10:00 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 20,2005, at OUR REDEEMER LUTHERN CHURCH, with Rev. Robert P. Rickman officiating. Burial will follow in the Richmond Demetery. Friends may call from 4:00 until 7:00 p.m. Friday at the BETZER FUNERAL HOME, Delavan. Memorials to the ALS Foundations or the church are appreciated. BETZER FUNERAL HOME is serving the Veley family, 262-728-2500.
Jensville Gazette Wed. Aug. 17,2005 Pg.2B