Veleke, Dennis Lee
MONTELLO - Dennis Lee Veleke, age 71, of Montello, passed away Thursday, Nov. 19, 2020, at St. Mary's Hospital in Madison. Dennis was born in Beaver Dam on March 16, 1949, to Wayne and Angie (Aarts) Veleke. He graduated from Waupun High School in 1968 and married Susan Ganz at the Waupun Methodist Church on Aug. 28, 1976. Together they were blessed with one daughter. Dennis was employed at Speed Queen in Ripon until retiring in 1999; together they relocated to rural Montello. He enjoyed camping and spending time outdoors. Dennis immensely enjoyed ice fishing with his Caledonia Crew and always was up for happy hour. He spent many hours riding with his Marquette County ATV/UTV Club friends and enjoying all the area had to offer.
Dennis is survived by his wife of 44 years, Susan; daughter, Jessica (Jim) Jaeger of Boscobel; and two grandsons, Mitchell and Joshua. He is also survived by his mother, Angie Veleke Tank; sister, Sharon (Brian) Ball; niece, Lynzi Ball; and sister-in-law, Deborah Veleke.
Dennis is preceded in death by his father; granddaughter, Corrin Jaeger; brother, Jerry Veleke; and stepfather, Bob Tank.
Due to COVID, Dennis's life will be remembered privately by immediate family and a public celebration of life will be held when it is safe to gather.
Crawford Funeral and Cremation Service of Montello and Oxford is honored to be serving the family.