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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 was 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 was one hour prior to the service. Interment was in Oakwood Cemetery in Red Wing, MN. Arrangements are with Bakken-Young Funeral & Cremation Services.

Click here to watch Goldie’s Funeral Service.


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

    Great lady…great family. Our sympathy to all.

    • Melinda Posted September 23, 2020 1:59 am

      Thank you Shirley

  • 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

    • Melinda Posted September 23, 2020 2:00 am

      Thank you Mary

  • John Isaacson Posted September 20, 2020 8:50 pm

    I remember the summer day when I flew you and Butch to view your cabin at Minong from the air. If I remember correctly, I believe the Kolasinski’s also had a cabin on the same lake. I can still see Butch in the co-pilots seat and you in the back seat sitting next to my bloodhound named Rosie. She so much liked to fly with me. In addition, Butch was so much help keeping our furnaces going at home and at the Super Valu store. Extending my Deepest Sympathy to your family. John Isaacson.

    • Melinda Posted September 23, 2020 1:58 am

      Thank you for sharing this wonderful memory John.

  • Scott Hartenstein Posted September 25, 2020 10:37 pm

    I didn’t know Goldie, but I know Mary. I’m sorry for your loss.

  • Ken Cheever Posted October 23, 2020 3:18 pm

    Goldie! Always greeted you with a smile and made you feel special. We worked at the Lutheran Home at the same time. The world was a better place for her being in it. Sincere sympathies

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