NEW?ULM - Leo Veit, 89, of New Ulm, died Friday, January 3, 2014 at the Abbott Northwestern Hospital in Minneapolis.
Mass of Christian Burial will be 11 a.m., Thursday at the Cathedral of the Holy Trinity in New Ulm with Monsignor John A Richter celebrating the Mass. Burial will follow in the New Ulm City Cemetery, Soldiers Rest Section. Full military honors will be conducted at the cemetery by the New Ulm Comrades of Valor Honor Guard.
Visitation will be 3-7 p.m. Wednesday and will continue from 7:30 until 10:30 a.m. on Thursday at the Minnesota Valley Funeral Home, NORTH CHAPEL, in New Ulm. To sign the guestbook or to leave an online condolence for the family go to www.mvfh.org.
Leo is survived by his wife, Mary Ann Veit of New Ulm; children, Jeanette (Vic) Kreul of Madison, South Dakota, Lois (Don) Rodewald of Little Falls, Karen Staples-Veit of New Ulm, Brian (Denise) Veit of New Ulm; eight grandchildren; seven great-grandchildren; and a brother, Harvey Veit of New Ulm.
He was preceded in death by his parents and a sister-in-law, Evangeline Veit.
Leo Sylvestor Veit was born on May 16, 1924 in Sleepy Eye to Ernest and Clara (Schardt) Veit. He attended St. Mary's Grade School in Sleepy Eye and graduated from Holy Trinity High School in New Ulm. After school Leo enlisted in the U. S. Navy serving from June of 1943 until being honorably discharged in April of 1946 after reaching the rank of Electricians Mate 2nd Class. After his discharge Leo moved back to New Ulm. On October 24, 1950 he was united in marriage to Mary Ann Wersal at the St. Raphaels Catholic Church in Springfield. Leo had worked at the Schnobrich Meat Market in New Ulm for nineteen years and then for seventeen years with the New Ulm Public Utilities as a custodian. He retired in 1988.
Throughout life Leo was a very patient man, getting along with everyone he met. He loved his wife, his children, his brother and especially his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. He enjoyed woodworking, playing cards, and going to garage sales. Leo was a member of the Cathedral of the Holy Trinity, the St. John's Catholic Order of Foresters and the Seifert-Bianchi American Legion Post 132 in New Ulm.