Charles Veto III

Charles Veto III
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Charles E. Veto III, 89, of Belleville, IL, born January 6, 1926, in Belleville, IL, died Wednesday, October 28, 2015, at St. Elizabeth’s Hospital, Belleville, IL.

Mr. Veto worked for International Shoe Company, Stamper Stove Company, Eagle Foundry, and Althoff Catholic High School before his retirement.  He was a member of St. Mary Catholic Church, Belleville, IL.  Charles was a World War II veteran of the United States Army.

Charles was preceded in death by his wife of 61 years, Carol J., nee Gass, Veto, whom he married on May 13, 1950, and who died on September 26, 2011; one son, William “Billy” Veto; his parents, Charles E. Sr. and Elva, nee Randle, Veto; and a sister, Eleanor Koroby;

Surviving are five children, Stephen (Barb) Veto of Belleville, IL,
Mary (Tom) Bertelsman of Chicago, IL,
Robert (Lynn) Veto of Belleville, IL,
James (Veronica) Veto of Belleville, IL,
and John Veto of Greensboro, NC;
nine grandchildren, Peter Bertelsman, Jason (Jodi) Bertelsman, Beth Bertelsman,
Jeremie (Melissa) Veto, Nicole (Dan) Strumberg, Becca (Mark) Zaegel,
Michael Veto, Christopher Veto, and Robert Veto;
twelve great-grandchildren;
two sisters-in-law, Janet Seipp of St. Libory, IL,
and Cherie (Norman) Behn of Scottsdale, AZ;
and nieces and nephews.

Special thanks to the staff at Swansea Healthcare and Rehab for their wonderful care.

Memorials may be made to St. Mary’s Catholic Church.  Condolences may be expressed online at

Visitation:  Friends may call from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday, November 6, 2015, at George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Belleville, IL, and from 9 to 10 a.m. Saturday, November 7, 2015, at St. Mary Catholic Church, Belleville, IL.

Funeral:  A Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m. Saturday, November 7, 2015, at St. Mary Catholic Church, Belleville, IL, with Fr. Christopher Anyanwu and Msgr. William McGhee concelebrating.  Burial with military honors will follow at Green Mount Catholic Cemetery, Belleville, IL.

Condolences Left For Charles Veto III

Sending our deepest sympathy and wishing comfort to the Veto family. Uncle Charlie was a sweet, gentle soul and hope that you will be filled with many happy memories of him.

Love to all,
Christine, Knut, Nicolai and Marcus

Christine (Behn) Jensen, Scottsdale, AZ, 85255

Steve & Barb and family-my sincere condolences for the passing of your father. Prayers for you all.

Cheryl Wombacher Heimann, New Baden, IL, 62265

Mary Kay,

Our sincere sympathy to you and all your family for the death of your dad. May happy memories make you smile when you remember him.

Charlie and Debbie Thacker, Swansea, IL, 62226


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