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Donald D. Veda


RAMSAY, Mich. - Donald D. Veda, 86, a long-time resident of Ramsay, passed away peacefully Saturday afternoon, March 11, 2017.

Don was born on Dec. 28, 1930, in Wakefield, a son of John and Helen (Johnson) Veda. He attended Wakefield High School and graduated in 1948. On Feb. 2, 1948, Don was honored by the Wakefield Rotary Club as an Uthrotar.

Following graduation, he proudly served his country in the U.S. Navy during the Korean War.

After returning to the area, Don worked for Pickands Mather & Company as an associate editor of the Iron News. He continued his mining career with the White Pine Copper Company as a draftsman, photographer, leading to his promotion of chief of security.

Since he was an avid outdoorsman, Don devoted his time to many hunting and fishing trips. He was known as the go-to-guy in his neighborhood and was always willing to help everyone.

Don is survived by a daughter, Mary Lynn; two sons, David (Jim Sturgeon) and John; his brother-in-law, Dewey Morrison; several nieces and nephews, including niece, Sandy Morrison; several cousins; and special friends, Evelyn Kahila, Diane Chipperi and Delores Bracket and their families.

He was predeceased by his parents; two sisters, Betty Stark and Alice Morrison; and a brother, Warren "Babe."

In accordance with Don's wishes, cremation has taken place.

The family will greet relatives and friends Saturday, April 22, from 10 to 10:45 a.m., at the Wakefield Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 9084, with the honor guard beginning at 10:15 a.m.

Full military rites will be accorded at 11 a.m., at the VFW under the auspices of the Wakefield American Legion Geroux Post 11 and Wakefield VFW Post 9084 Honor Guard.

Luncheon will follow the flag presentation.

In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the National Arbor Day Foundation, 888-448-7337 or

Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Jerald Rocco, owner and manager of Lakeside Memorial Chapel Inc., in Wakefield. Condolences may be expressed online at


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