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Goldie Veith 09/15/2020

Goldie Veith 09/15/2020

Goldie Eleanor Veith, age 94, of River Falls passed away on Tuesday, September 15, 2020 at The Deerfield Gables with family by her side. She was born in Hasty, MN and as a child her family moved to Red Wing, MN. Goldie worked at the St. James Hotel to pay for room and board in town so she could complete High School. On November 2, 1946, she married Leroy “Butch” Veith. Goldie was a stay at home mom and later worked in the laundry department at the Lutheran Home in River Falls. Goldie and husband, Butch, had a cabin on Lake Nancy in Minong, WI and both enjoyed fishing. She also loved to bake and garden. She was an active member of the River Falls American Legion Auxiliary, a long-time member of Ezekiel Lutheran Church and loved attending her Bible studies. Goldie is survived by her children, Mary (David) Finkelson, Roger (Norma) Veith, Melinda (Pat) Thunstrom; grandchildren, Tammi (Tim) Anderson, John (fiancé’ Michele DeLong) Bolden, Jill (Dakota) Johnson, Troy (Katelyn) Veith, Sara (Trevor) Kearns, Kelly Thunstrom; great-grandchildren, Amanda, Mackenzie, Emma, Elizabeth, David; and sister, Rosetta Wright. She is preceded in death by her husband, Leroy “Butch” Veith; parents, Arthur and Edith Benson; siblings, Viola Larson, Dorothy Fladhammer, Evelyn Kinneman, Gladys Kruger, and Harold Benson. A funeral service will be held on Wednesday, September 23, 2020 at 12:00 noon at Bakken-Young Funeral & Cremation Services (728 S Knowles Ave.) in New Richmond. Guests are requested to wear masks and practice physical distancing. Goldie’s funeral will be livestreamed via a link found at the bottom of this page. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service. Interment will be in Oakwood Cemetery in Red Wing, MN. Arrangements are with Bakken-Young Funeral & Cremation Services.


  • Shirley DeMotts Posted September 17, 2020 11:23 pm

    Great lady…great family. Our sympathy to all.

  • Mary Shemon Posted September 19, 2020 4:42 am

    Omg I didn’t know she was your mother, she was a wonderful lady, I knew her from the Lutheran home so sorry for your loss

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