Obituary: Donald J. Veith

Donald J. Veith

Donald J. Veith, 89 of Waterloo, passed away Thursday, June 27, 2019 at home surrounded by his family.

Donald was born May 28, 1930 to August and Frances (Renz) Veith. He was a lifelong resident of Waterloo. He graduated in 1948 from Waterloo High School and was active in all sports. He was united in marriage to Sylvia Schmidt on Oct. 23, 1954.

Don was a Korean War Veteran, having served from 1953-1955 with the U.S. Army. He was a member of the Waterloo Legion #1669, Holy Family Catholic Church in Waterloo, belonging to the third and fourth degree Knights of Columbus and a former member of the volunteer fire department. Don enjoyed the Packers, Badgers, Brewers, NASCAR racing, gambling, and traveling. He was a milk hauler for 30 years and a semi-truck driver for Pallet One in Waterloo until retirement.

Survivors include his wife, Sylvia; three sons, Timothy (Linda Petersen) Veith of Appleton, Daniel Veith of Marshall, and Terry (Nicole) Veith of Waterloo; six grandchildren, Danielle (Kevin) Kulibert, Kalyn (Jason) Plate, Devin, Kimberly, Krista, and Kurtis Veith; five great-grandchildren, Rachel, Samuel, Emma, Norah, and Miles.

Don was preceded in death by his parents; a son, Michael; two brothers, Jerome and David; and two sisters, Maryann Wagner and Joann Veith Cahee.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Tuesday, July 2, 2019 at 11 a.m. at Holy Family Parish in Waterloo, with Father Jorge Miramontes presiding. Visitation will be held at the church from 10 a.m. until time of service. Burial will immediately follow in the parish cemetery.

Memorials in Don’s honor to Holy Family Parish in Waterloo, Waterloo Fire/EMS or Rainbow Hospice Care would be appreciated.

Pederson-Nowatka Funeral Homes is caring for the family. To place an online condolence, please visit

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