George Dickerson Veon
January 20, 1931-October 11, 2021
IOWA CITY-George Dickerson Veon, 90, of Iowa City died October 11, 2021 at UIHC.
He was born at home in Kent, Ohio on January 20, 1931 to George Benton Veon and Isabel Dickerson Veon. George attended Kent public schools from kindergarten through high school. He graduated from Roosevelt High in 1949. George was in many school activities including football, basketball, golf and senior year honor society. He graduated from Kent State University in 1953 with a degree in Labor Economics. George worked in personnel and labor relations in the telephone equipment, meat packing and newspaper industries for thirty-five years. He retired early as vice-president of employee relations for the Chicago Tribune in 1988.
George admired Florence Elizabeth Bissler from the time she entered Roosevelt High after completing grade and middle school at St. Patricks. She became very popular, being selected twice as football queen. He finally asked her for a date on August 16, 1947. They became high school sweethearts. They were married two years after graduation on April 14, 1951. They had three sons, Greg, Mike and Tim.
George is survived by his wife Florence Veon of Coralville, IA; his sons Greg (Martha) Veon of Muscatine County, and Tim Veon of Lindenhurst, IL, and his grandchildren Matt of Muscatine County, Chris of Davenport and Elizabeth (Andrew) of Mundelein, IL.
George was preceded by his parents and his son Mike.
Honoring his wishes, he has been cremated and will be buried at Oakland Cemetery in Iowa City. A private graveside service will be held at a later date.