Mildred I. Veile, nee Degener, 90, of Belleville, Ill., born October 16, 1925, in Red Bud, Ill., died Thursday, Oct. 6, 2016, at Ridgewood Health Campus, Lawrenceburg, Ind., where she had resided the past two and a half years.
Millie was a retired Registered Nurse, and attended nurses training at Jewish Hospital in St. Louis, Mo., from 1944-1947. She was a member the past two years of St. John Evangelical Lutheran Church, Aurora, Ind., Prior to that, she was a member of Zion Lutheran Church, Belleville, Ill., for over 67 years. She was a member of the Lutheran Women's Missionary League (LWML) and served as a voluntary school nurse and room mother at Zion Elementary School in Belleville. She always enjoyed her sewing club friends and the Zion couples club. Three generations of relatives fondly remember the epic annual Thanksgiving feasts at Aunt Millie's house. Family, friends, neighbors and church groups also enjoyed Millie and Ray's hospitality at pool parties every summer. Millie was a loving and devoted wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother.
She was preceded in death by her husband of 62 years, Raymond F. Veile, whom she married October 4, 1947, and who died March 8, 2009; her parents, Harry and Ella, nee Salger, Degener; a sister and brother-in-law, Verna and Harold Drake; a brother-in-law, Firmin Zipfel; and a brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Oscar and Ruth Veile.
Surviving are her two sons, Darrell (Norma) Veile of Morrisville, Pa., and Craig (Rose, nee Lidisky) Veile of Lawrenceburg, Ind.; four grandchildren, Rebekah (Evan) Visco of Belmont, N.C., Dr. Amanda Veile (Dr. Eric Otarola-Castillo) of West Lafayette, Ind., Elizabeth Veile (Steven) Schenk of Seattle, Wash., and Daniel (Lea Anna, nee Swanson) Veile of Shiloh, Ill.; three great-grandchildren, Sam Visco, Adam Visco, and Simone Veile; one sister, Dorothy Zipfel of Ruma, Ill.; and many nieces and nephews.
Memorials may be made to St. John Evangelical Lutheran Church, Aurora, Ind., to Zion Lutheran Church, Belleville, Ill., or to Hospice of Southern Indiana. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.rennerfh.com.
Visitation: Friends may visit with the family from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 13, 2016, at George Renner and Sons Funeral Home, Belleville, Ill., and from 9 to 10 a.m. Friday, Oct. 14, 2016, at Zion Lutheran Church, Belleville, Ill.
Funeral: Funeral services will be held at 10 a.m. Friday, Oct. 14, 2016, at Zion Lutheran Church, Belleville, Ill., with Rev. Chris Spelbring officiating. Burial will be in Lake View Memorial Gardens, Fairview Heights, Ill.
GEORGE RENNER & SONS FUNERAL HOME, Belleville, Ill.
Published in Belleville News-Democrat on Oct. 10, 2016