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Obituary: Lena Ann Veldt

Lena Ann Veldt passed away on September 18, 2023 in Grand Rapids after a brief illness.

Lena was born in Paw Paw Hospital on June 25, 1954 to Harm and Virgina (Schaefer) Veldt. As

a child, Lena was raised on a farm in Texas Township; she remained in Southwest Michigan

when parents and brothers purchased a farm and moved to the Upper Peninsula. During her

adult life, Lena had resided in Gobles, Lawrence, Vicksburg, and PawPaw, with her childhood

years spent in Texas Township. Lena attended Mattawan Schools for all of her grade school

years though graduation. She worked many years for Quality Farm and Fleet Stores in Portage,

in addition to working for The County Post Store in Allegan. She was much appreciated for

her knowledge of agriculture and livestock by the many customers of that store.

Lena is survived by two brothers, Calvin (Suzie) and Alvin, both of Sault Ste. Marie, along with

two nieces Jessica (Jerry) Peterson and Jenny (Andrew) Lentz. She was preceded in death by

her parents, along with her brother Melvin. Lena had a love for her beagle dogs, which she

owned many during her life. She also appreciated farm and country life and lived on a farm in

Lawrence with her parents for a few years of her adult life.

Cremation has taken place and

interment will take place at a future time in Texas Township Cemetery. Lena will be laid to rest

with parents, brother, and infant sister

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