Clarence J. Veith, 92, of Brainerd, died on Sunday, Jan. 30, 2011, at Bethany Good Samaritan Village in Brainerd. Services for Clarence will be held on Wednesday, Feb. 2, 2011, at 11 a.m. at the St. Mathias Catholic Church will Father Steve LaFlamme officiating. Visitation will be on Tuesday, Feb. 1, 2011, from 4-7 p.m. at the Brenny Funeral Chapel in Baxter and one hour prior to services at the church. Interment will be in the St. Mathias Cemetery with dinner to follow at Brenny Reception Room in Baxter.
Clarence was born on Sept. 29, 1918, in Belle Prairie, Minn., to the late Anton and Clara (Tschida) Veith. He was united into marriage to Agnes Gohl until her death at the age of 24. Clarence then moved to South St. Paul and worked for Swift Packing Company where he met Frances Kryzer. The couple was married until her death in 1994. Clarence retired from Swift Packing Company. During retirement attended a dancing event where he met and later married Erma Drorak. Clarence was a past member of Sacred Heart Church in Staples. He was a current member of St. Andrews Church of Brainerd.
Clarence enjoyed the Minnesota Twins, dancing, hunting and fishing. He also loved old time music, gardening and playing horseshoes. His family and friends will remember Clarence as a happy and very friendly man.
Clarence will be sadly missed by his wife, Erma; children, Mary Jane (Stuart) Weierke, of Eagan, Richard (Shirley) Veith, of South St. Paul, and Evelyn “Evie” Naugle, of Woodbury; a stepson, Wesley (Patty) Hovde, of Sturgeon Bay, Wis.; sisters, Lucille (Victor) Boser, of Little Falls, and Lorranie Meyer, of St. Cloud; seven grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; three brothers, Harold, Raymond and Anton “Tony;” sister, Leona Meyer; one grandson, Jason Naugle. Arrangements have been entrusted to Brenny Funeral Chapel of Baxter.