Born: March 29, 1930 in Chicago, IL
Died: September 4, 2022 in Wilmington, IL
Age 92, of Wilmington, IL passed away peacefully Sunday, September 4, 2022 at his home. Born March 29, 1930 in Chicago, IL to the late Otto and Rose (nee Chodl) Veigelt. Veteran of the United States Army. Milo was raised on a farm and continued farming within the Will County Area his entire life. He began employment for Caterpillar, Inc. in 1955, retiring in 1986 after thirty years of employment. For ten years he also worked for the Department of Natural Resources covering areas such as the Pheasant Raising Farm, Des Plaines Conservation Area, and Mazonia. He was a proud volunteer at Morris Hospital within the transportation department serving as bus driver. Milo thoroughly enjoyed traveling all fifty states and the world with his wife, Beverly, until her passing in 2000. Surviving are three children, Debi (Rick) Schorie of Joliet, IL, Dennis (Laura) Veigelt of Corinth, MS, and Denise (Craig) Kasher of Braidwood, IL; ten grandchildren, Matthew Veigelt, Ashley Veigelt, Devin (Steve) Esparza, Dustin (Christina) Veigelt, David (fiance, Kady Sassenger), Brian (Tahleatha) Kasher, Kevin (Sehar Masood) Kasher, Kathy Kasher, Jeff (Katie Belcher) Miller, and David (fiance, Nikki Hood) Miller; eleven great-grandchildren, Colin, Olivia, and Lucy Esparza, Anabelle and Milo Veigelt, Troy, Trent, and Abrahim Kasher, Wesley, Desmond, and Tessa Sassenger; daughter-in-law, Juanita (the late Ric) Veigelt of Plainfield, IL; sister-in-law, Roxanne (the late Ronald) Hooper of Essex, IL; and numerous nieces, nephews, and their families. Preceding him in death were his parents, Otto and Rose; beloved wife of forty-seven years, Beverly Rae (nee Hooper) Veigelt, whom he married June 20, 1953 at the United Methodist Church in Essex; one son, Ric Veigelt (7/18/2019); and one brother, Otto (Gladys) Veigelt. A special thank you to the Whistle Stop Cafe family in Diamond. Visitation for Milo will be at the R.W. Patterson Funeral Home & Crematory, Braidwood, Friday, September 9, 2022 from 4- 8 p.m. Funeral services will also be at the funeral home, Saturday, September 10, 2022 at 10:00 a.m. Interment will follow in Oakwood Cemetery, Braidwood. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to the family would be appreciated to be dispersed to Milo’s favorite charities. For more information and to visit his online guestbook, please log on to www.rwpattersonfuneralhomes.com or find us on Facebook.
Published by The Herald-News on Sep. 7, 2022.