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“We are so sorry for your loss, Howie was a great guy. We just saw the obit, or we would have been at the funeral. ”
1 of 9 | Posted by: Jim and Ellen Jirikowic

“Remembering the scout meetings in the basement of St Mary's in Kaukauna, camporees, Gardner Dam, selling Christmas trees and wreaths, collecting and...Read More »
2 of 9 | Posted by: Roger Metz - Delavan, WI

“Blessings to the family! I knew Howard from Camp Maywood and loved his passion for the camp, the outdoors, and the Boy Scouts. He was a true Scouter....Read More »
3 of 9 | Posted by: Vicky Melius - Fond du Lac, WI

“My deepest sympathy for your loss. Howard made such a positive impact on the thousands of Boy Scouts that had the opportunity to interact with him...Read More »
4 of 9 | Posted by: Chris Cochrane

“I was very blessed to have known Howard, may he rest in peace. ”
5 of 9 | Posted by: Joseph Lanzhammer - Rio, WI

“Thank you for your service to our country. May you rest in peace. ”
6 of 9 | Posted by: A friend

“So sorry to hear of the loss of your dad , thoughts and prayers to you and your family . ”
7 of 9 | Posted by: Andy & Sue

“So sorry for your loss. Prayers are with the family at this time. ”
8 of 9 | Posted by: Norma Engberg

“Dennis & Pam Al & Me would like to send use & the Family our deepest Sympathy now he can fly with the ANGELS!!!!!!!! ”
9 of 9 | Posted by: Al & Peggy Lange


Howard J. Veldman, age 94, of Kaukauna, passed away on Friday, June 23, 2017. He was born on September 29, 1922 in Sheboygan Falls to the late Harko and Maynee (Schapp) Veldman. He attended Plymouth Grade School and Plymouth High School. Howard proudly served his county in the U.S. Army (1942) during WWII. During his service, he met Ruth Ann Glenzer and they were married on March 31, 1944 at the First United Congregational Church in Washington DC, where he was working at the Pentagon in the teletype division of a signal service company of the U.S Army. Once discharged from the U.S. Army he moved to Plymouth where he worked at Machine Shop. While living in Plymouth he also managed to find time to serve as a volunteer firefighter. Howard and his family picked up roots again in 1954 and moved to Kaukauna, where he worked at Giddings & Lewis from 1954-1985. Howard was known for his passion in serving with the Boy Scouts. He served as Scout Master of Troop 27 in Kaukauna; retiring in 2015 after 23 years as Scout Ranger at Maywood Wilderness Boy Scout Camp in Hancock, Wisconsin. He is survived by his children, Dennis (Pam) Veldman, Barbara (David) Drewa and Steven (Delores) Veldman; his brother, Melvin (Minnie) Veldman; 13 grandchildren, 23 great-grandchildren and 4 great great-grandchildren. He is further survived by his daughter-in-law, Peggy Veldman and many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. In addition to his parents he was preceded in death by his wife, Ruth Ann in 1977; his son, Howard Veldman Jr. in 1985 and his grandsons, Daniel Drewa in 1997 and Lukas Veldman in 1999. The Funeral Service will be held on Tuesday, June 27, 2017 at 4:00 p.m. at IMMANUEL UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST, 510 Sullivan Avenue in Kaukauna. Visitation will be held on Tuesday at 1:30 p.m. until the time of the service. Military Honors will follow the funeral service. Interment will be held at Union Cemetery in Kaukauna. In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund has been established in Howard's name. Online condolences can be made at www.wichmannfargo.com.