Mary T. Veker

L’ANSE — Mary T. Veker, 87, of L’Anse, passed away on Sunday, March 4, 2018, at Baraga County Memorial Hospital with her good friends by her side.

She was born July 16, 1930, in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, daughter of James and Maria (Lynch) Coyle.

In 1946, Mary graduated from Immaculate Heart Academy in Fountain Springs, Pennsylvania. She received a degree in nursing from the University of Pennsylvania and then a master’s degree in Nursing from Wayne State University.

Mary was a Naval Nurse when she met Norval John Veker and in 1961 they married in Waukegan, Illinois. She was a senior staff member for the Western U.P. Health Department in L’Anse.

Mary was a member of Sacred Heart of Jesus Church, Lake Superior Beagle Club, Baraga County Democrats and involved with the Juvenile Diabetes Foundation.

She loved classical music, traveling and fishing in Canada.

Preceding her in death are her parents; husband, Norval, in 2016; son, John Veker, in 1991; and daughter, Patricia Veker, in 2006.

She is survived by numerous cousins, neighbors and friends.

The visitation will be held on Thursday, March 8, 2018, from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. at the Jacobson Funeral Home.

Her funeral service will be at 1 p.m. with Fr. Corey Litzner officiating and her burial will be in the L’Anse Evergreen Cemetery in the spring.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Copper Country Humane Society, Lake Superior Beagle Club, American Diabetes Association, or St. Jude’s Children’s Hospital.

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