Donald Veile

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Donald H. Veile, 90, of Smithton, IL, born November 7, 1927, in Belleville, IL, died Friday, November 17, 2017, at Four Fountains Convalescent Center, Belleville, IL.

Mr. Veile retired as the owner of Veile Concrete Construction Company, which was started in Belleville by his grandfather over 100 years ago.  He was also the owner of Arapaho Village Mobile Home Park. Donald was a graduate of Belleville Township High School, and was a member of the first graduating class at Belleville Area College.  He then attended Georgia Tech before enlisting in the United States Navy, as a Navy cadet, and served from 1945 to 1948.

Don was a member of the American Legion, a lifetime member of the Kaskaskia Mariner’s Boat Club, and a lifetime member and past-president of the Belleville Jaycees.  As a Jaycee member, Don was the recipient of the Giesenberg Award which recognized the Belleville chapter as the best organized chapter in the state of Illinois.  The award had never been won before and has never been won since.  Don was a member of St. Paul’s United Church of Christ, Freeburg, IL.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Oscar A. and Elenore E., nee Rutter, Veile; a granddaughter, Christie Fox; and three brothers, Norman Veile, Oscar A. Jr. (Ruth) Veile, and Raymond F. (Mildred) Veile.

Surviving are his wife of 67 years, Mae, nee Petri, Veile, whom he married on May 27, 1950, at Zion Lutheran Church in Belleville, IL;
a son, Roger D. (Nancy) Veile;
two daughters, Deborah K. Fox, and Diane L. (Steve) Holste;
two grandchildren, Rachel Holste and Tiffany Veile;
and a sister, Doris J. Beights.

Memorials may be made to St. Paul’s United Church of Christ, Freeburg, IL, or to the Women’s Guild at the church, or to the Make-A-Wish Foundation.  Condolences may be expressed to the family online at

Visitation:  Friends may visit with the family from 4 to 8 p.m. Monday, November 20, 2017, at George Renner & Sons Funeral Home, Belleville, IL, and from 10 to 11 a.m. Tuesday, November 21, 2017, at St. Paul’s United Church of Christ, Freeburg, IL.

Funeral: Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday, November 21, 2017, at St. Paul’s United Church of Christ, Freeburg, IL.

Cremation services to follow the church service.


7 Comments on Donald Veile

Mary Sisk-Sickles said : Guest Report Dec 03, 2017 at 11:52 PM

Roger, Michelle and I are so very sorry to read about your Father's passing. We remember how kind he was to us when we were is high school. May God comfort each of you in your time of sorrow.

  • Portland
  • Tenn
Becky Kern-Taylor said : Guest Report Nov 21, 2017 at 9:22 PM

Dear Mae and family, So sorry for your loss, you had a lot of years to enjoy together. He will be missed.

  • Belleville
  • Il.
Debbie Hull said : Guest Report Nov 20, 2017 at 8:50 PM

Dear Mae, Debbie, Roger and Diane: My deepest sympathies on the passing of Don. What a wonderful man whom I was blessed to know. I have so many great memories of family vacations and get togethers. I know very well how hard this is and I am praying for you. I truly believe he is with Our Lord and that my dad was there to greet him. Love you all and God Bless You!

  • Springfield
  • MO
Ralph Kniepkamp said : Guest Report Nov 20, 2017 at 5:18 PM

My deepest sympathy to the Veile family from your cousin in Florida.

  • Leesburg
  • Florida
George E Frame said : Guest Report Nov 20, 2017 at 10:21 AM

My deepest christian sympathys to the Veile family. Don was really a nice person and I am glad I got to know him. God Bless, Love and Peace

  • ann arbor
  • MI
Lois Fruth Waeltz said : Guest Report Nov 19, 2017 at 8:40 PM

The Clyde Fruth family expresses its sympathy to you and the family at the time of the loss of Don. Clyde Fruth and family

  • New Athens
  • Illinois
Lois Fruth Waeltz said : Guest Report Nov 19, 2017 at 8:39 PM

We are very sorry to hear of the passing of Don. It's difficult for Dad to get out and about, but our thoughts and prayers are with you and the family. Cal Fruth & family

  • New Athens
  • Illinois

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