John Veldey
1927 - 2020

John Veldey

TOMAH -- John Veldey, 92, of Tomah passed away peacefully Monday, Nov. 9, 2020. He was born in 1927, to Clifford Oliver "Ollie" and Margaret (Towner) Veldey and raised in Westby.

He is survived by children, Jean (Kenneth) Anderson of Oshkosh, Wis., Carol (Carlton Peterson) Veldey of Elroy, Wis., Kate Connors of Golden Valley, Minn., and Evie (Tim) Kane of Tomah; and his sister, Dianne Arneson of La Crosse. He is preceded in death by his wife, Jeannette; and his parents.

The Torkelson Funeral Home of Tomah is assisting the family with arrangements. Online condolences are available at

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Published by La Crosse Tribune on Nov. 12, 2020.
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I am sorry to hear of John's passing. I'm sure he is now Joyful in joining Jeanette in their eternal home. He was one of the sweetest men ever. We would often talk about growing up in Westby and the simple life. When I saw him outside at the home, I would walk over so I could hear his stories. Just a quiet unassuming man. And who can forget them talking with their puppets to the school children. GOD Bless them and all of you.
Ardeen Farmer
November 13, 2020