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Howard J. Veldman

September 29, 1922 — June 23, 2017

Howard J. Veldman, age 94, of Kaukauna, passed away on Friday, June 23, 2017. He was born on September 29, 1922 in Sheboygan Falls to the late Harko and Mayme (Schapp) Veldman. He attended Plymouth Grade School and Plymouth High School.

Howard proudly served his county in the U.S. Army (1942) during WWII. During his service, he met Ruth Ann Glenzer and they were married on March 31, 1944 at the First United Congregational Church in Washington DC, where he was working at the Pentagon in the teletype division of a signal service company of the U.S Army. Once discharged from the U.S. Army he moved to Plymouth where he worked at Machine Shop. While living in Plymouth he also managed to find time to serve as a volunteer firefighter.

Howard and his family picked up roots again in 1954 and moved to Kaukauna, where he worked at Giddings & Lewis from 1954-1985. Howard was known for his passion in serving with the Boy Scouts. He served as Scout Master of Troop 27 in Kaukauna; retiring in 2015 after 23 years as Scout Ranger at Maywood Wilderness Boy Scout Camp in Hancock, Wisconsin.

He is survived by his children, Dennis (Pam) Veldman, Barbara (David) Drewa and Steven (Delores) Veldman; his brother, Melvin (Minnie) Veldman; 13 grandchildren, 23 great-grandchildren and 4 great great-grandchildren. He is further survived by his daughter-in-law, Peggy Veldman and many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his wife, Ruth Ann in 1977; his son, Howard Veldman Jr. in 1985 and his grandsons, Daniel Drewa in 1997 and Lukas Veldman in 1999.

The Funeral Service will be held on Tuesday, June 27, 2017 at 4:00 p.m. at IMMANUEL UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST, 510 Sullivan Avenue in Kaukauna. Visitation will be held on Tuesday at 1:30 p.m. until the time of the service. Military Honors will follow the funeral service. Interment will be held at Union Cemetery in Kaukauna. In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund has been established in Howard's name. Online condolences can be made at www.wichmannfargo.com.

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