Kirby Veek Obituary
Kirby Dale Veek, 65, of Frontenac, died on Saturday, June 1, 2019, at Mayo Clinic Hospital, St. Marys Campus in Rochester.
He was born in Northfield on May 18, 1954 to Warren and Dorothy (Burdick) Veek. He graduated from Red Wing High School in 1972 and graduated with an HVAC degree from Red Wing Vo-Tech. Kirby married Janet Elias in 1973, and they later divorced. On July 13, 1985, Kirby was united in marriage to Shelley Schrimpf. In his younger years, he delivered the Republican Eagle newspaper, was a Boy Scout, worked at Randy’s Restaurant, and at USG for a short time. He then worked at Federal-Mogul in Lake City for 44 years, before retiring on May 14, 2018 due to his health. He was a cancer survivor since 2013. He was a member of United Lutheran Church and Boilermakers Local Union 850. He enjoyed going fishing, music, attending auctions and garage sales, and spending time with his family. He was very humble and was known for his many acts of kindness.
He is survived by his wife, Shelley; four sons, Jason (Angi) Veek of Grants Pass, Ore., Matthew (Sierra) Veek of Fruita, Colo., and Anthony and Brandon Veek, both of Frontenac; five grandchildren, Morgan, Ethan, Emily, Macy and Miles Veek; three brothers, Jody (Kathy) Veek of Elk River and Larry (Marie) Veek and Corey Veek, both of Red Wing; and many nieces, nephews, and cousins. He was preceded in death by his parents and nephew, Steven Veek.
Funeral service will be at 11 a.m. on Saturday, June 8, at United Lutheran Church with Rev. Karl Rydholm officiating. Visitation will be from 4 p.m. until 8 p.m. on Friday, June 7, at Mahn Family Funeral Home, Bodelson-Mahn Chapel in Red Wing and one hour prior to the service at the church on Saturday. Online condolences can be left for the family at www.mahnfamilyfuneralhome.com.