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John "Jack" Veitch

John "Jack" Veitch

John "Jack" Veitch, 79, of Hendersonville died on Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2013, at the Elizabeth House.

A native of Chicago, he was born on March 9, 1934, to the late John and Elizabeth Veitch. He was also preceded in death by his first wife, Merl Jean Veitch.

He attended St. Thomas College in Minnesota before serving his country in the United States Army in Germany during the Korean Conflict. He worked as a manufactures representative in electronics. He was a member of Grace Lutheran Church, enjoyed playing golf, traveling, listening to music and his cheering on his two beloved Chicago teams, the Bears and the White Sox.

He is survived by his wife, Valerie Veitch of Hendersonville; his two sons, Thomas Veitch and his wife, Linda, of Aurora, Ill., John Veitch and his wife, Kristin, of Oswego, Ill.; his nine grandchildren; his sister, Barbara Marshall and her husband, Robert, of La Grange, Ill; his step-children, Kelly Curley and her husband, Tim, Patrick McCauley and his wife, Heather, Michael McCauley; and many nieces and nephews.

A memorial service will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 9, 2013, at Grace Lutheran Church with Pastor Greg Williams and Pastor Ken Langsdorf officiating.

Memorial Contributions may be made to Grace Lutheran Church 1245 6th Avenue West, Hendersonville, NC 28791 or to Four Seasons Compassion for Life, 571 South Allen Road, Flat Rock, NC 28731.

An online register book is available for family and friends by visiting

Thos. Shepherd & Son Funeral Directors and Cremation Memorial Center is in charge of arrangements.