April 3, 1938-Aug. 11, 2012
MILROY - Mass of Christian Burial for Louis John Veit, 74 of Milroy will be at 11 a.m. on Tuesday at St. Michael's Catholic Church in Milroy. Visitation will be from 4-8 p.m. today at St. Michael's Catholic Church with a parish prayer service at 7 p.m. Visitation will continue one hour prior to the funeral service on Tuesday. Interment will be in the St. Michael's cemetery following the funeral service.
He died Aug. 11, 2012, Louis surrounded by family at the St. Cloud hospital when he would be reunited with his sweetheart in Heaven.
Louis John Veit
Louis John Veit was born on April 3, 1938, to George and Bertha (Brey) Veit in Tracy.
He graduated from Milroy Public High School in 1956. After high school, Louis would meet his future wife, Agnes (Geurts) Veit, at Mike's Caf and on July 19, 1962, the couple was united in marriage. In 1964, they started to farm his father's farm. Louis was a hard worker always having his companion Lucky by his side. There are units to measure ones self-worth and Louis's would be measured by the way he helped others and kept his faith. His greatest lesson was not about how much you could gain; instead, about what lifelong possessions you could give to family, friends, and strangers. His giving of himself to others will always be an example to his four children. His service of giving was a blessing to the Knights of Columbus and to the Lions Club. He drove school bus for many years; starting at the age of 18, which he considered to be a hobby. He was creative and always worked with what he had in his possession always aiming for higher efficiency and a quicker solution. After farming, Louis worked ten years as a security guard for Pinkerton and in 1999 became a substitute driver for Western Community Action. In 2006, Louis sold the farm to move to Cold Spring after his wife Agnes had become sick. He filled his void of farming by calling bingo at Assumption Court and becoming computer savvy.
Louis will be missed by so many. His children, Paul (Deb) Veit of Spencer, Iowa, Lois (Marvin) Rothstein of Cold Spring, Donna (Troy) Bentler of Waite Park, Karen (Richard) Moen of Glenwood; 10 grandchildren, Bradley and Amanda Veit, Kyle, Andrea, Maria and Dean Rothstein, Dylan and Garret Christopherson, Ryan and Ellie Moen; and sister, Mary Schreiber of Taunton.
He is preceded in death by his wife Agnes, parents, and two infant children.