Donna Veitch

DONNA J. VEITCH, 64 STILLMAN VALLEY - Donna J. Veitch, 64, of Stillman Valley passed away Sunday, Feb. 10, 2013. She was born July 6, 1948, in Dubuque, Iowa, the daughter of Ralph and Barbara (Wilgenbusch) Graham. Married Gary Veitch on Oct. 7, 1967, in Rockford. Donna was a loving wife, mother and grandmother. She was devoted to her Catholic faith and to St. Mary Oratory. She taught religious education to the children and attended Mass daily; she was awarded Woman of the Year in 2010. Donna will be missed by those who knew her and by all who loved her. Donna is survived by husband of 45 years, Gary; eight children, Mark, Quentin, Laurie (John) Thomalla, Zachary, Joshua (Melissa), Alison, Luke and Angelica Veitch; 15 grandchildren; several "adopted" children and grandchildren. Funeral Mass at 10 a.m. Thursday, Feb. 14, at St. Mary Oratory, 517 Elm St. Visitation from 4 to 7 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 13, at Fitzgerald Funeral Home, Riverside Chapel, 3910 N. Rockton Ave., with recitation of the Rosary at 4 p.m. To extend condolences, visit

Published in Rockford Register Star from Feb. 12 to Feb. 13, 2013