Mildred Veile

Mildred Veile
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Mildred I. Veile, nee Degener, 90, of Belleville, IL, born October 16, 1925, in Red Bud, IL, died Thursday, October 6, 2016, at Ridgewood Health Campus, Lawrenceburg, IN, where she has resided the past two and a half years.

Millie was a retired Registered Nurse, and attended nurses training at Jewish Hospital in St. Louis, MO from 1944-1947.   She was a member the past two years of St. John Evangelical Lutheran Church in Aurora, IN. Prior to that, she was a member of Zion Lutheran Church in Belleville, Ill. for over 67 years.  She was a member of the Lutheran Women’s Missionary League (LWML) and served as a voluntary school nurse and room mother at Zion Elementary School in Belleville. She always enjoyed her sewing club friends and the Zion couples club.  Three generations of relatives fondly remember the epic annual Thanksgiving feasts at Aunt Millie’s house. Family, friends, neighbors and church groups also enjoyed Millie and Ray’s hospitality at pool parties every summer. Millie was a loving and devoted wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother.

She was preceded in death by her husband of 62 years, Raymond F. Veile, whom she married on October 4, 1947, and who died on March 8, 2009; her parents Harry and Ella, nee Salger, Degener; a sister and brother-in-law, Verna and Harold Drake; a brother-in-law, Firmin Zipfel; and a brother-in-law and sister-in-law, Oscar and Ruth Veile.

Surviving is her two sons, Darrell (Norma) Veile of Morrisville, Pa,
and Craig (Rose, nee Lidisky) Veile of Lawrenceburg, IN;
four grandchildren, Rebekah (Evan) Visco of Belmont, NC,
Dr. Amanda Veile (Dr. Eric Otarola-Castillo) of West Lafayette, IN,
Elizabeth Veile (Steven) Schenk) of Seattle, WA,
and Daniel (Lea Anna, nee Swanson) Veile of Shiloh, IL;
three great-grandchildren, Sam Visco, Adam Visco,
and Simone Veile;
one sister, Dorothy Zipfel of Ruma, IL;
and many nieces and nephews.

Memorials may be made to St. John Evangelical Lutheran Church, Aurora, IN, to Zion Lutheran Church, Belleville, IL, or to Hospice of Southern Indiana.  Condolences may be expressed to the family online at

Visitation:  Friends may visit with the family from 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday, October 13, 2016, at George Renner and Sons Funeral Home, Belleville, IL, and from 9 to 10 a.m. Friday, October 14, 2016, at Zion Lutheran Church, Belleville, IL.

Funeral:  Funeral services will be at 10 a.m. Friday, October 14, 2016, at Zion Lutheran Church, Belleville, IL, with Rev. Chris Spelbring officiating.

Burial will be at Lake View Memorial Gardens, Fairview Heights, IL.

Condolences Left For Mildred Veile

Please acept my sincere soroow at the death of Aunt Millie. She was a fantastic aunt. I remember the weeks I was able to visit Aunt Millie in the summers of my youth.May she rest in peace in the hands of Our Lord and Savior.

Barbara Drake Fischer, Platte City,, Mo, 64709

So sad to hear of Millie’s passing. I worked with Millie when I was a ‘young’ nurse. She was a joy to work with. It was always a fun shift with Millie. I have happy memories of Millie. She was one of a kind. So sorry for your loss.

Betty HASENSTAB, WATERLOO, Illinois, 62298-4604

Ramona and I wish to extend our sympathies to the family! Millie was a fine Christian woman!
God Bless!

Bruce Cross, Maryville, Illinois, 62062

If a life well lived means making wonderful memories with family and friends, then Mrs. Veile surely lived one of the best lives.
She and Mr. Veile provided a wonderful, safe, welcoming home environment for their family and friends.
I remember spending countless days, evenings, and nights at their home and always felt welcomed. Somehow, Mrs. Veile always put up with our inane antics with a smile.
She was a great mom and a truly lovely lady. I appreciated her kindness to me.
To the Veile family, my deepest condolences on your loss.
David Watkins

David Watkins, sarasota, florida, 34231


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