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Joseph "Joe" Richard Veltman

January 20, 1957 ~ July 12, 2023 (age 66) 66 Years Old


Joseph ”Joe” Richard Veltman, 66, of Shelby, passed away Wednesday, July 12, 2023, surrounded by his loving family.  He was born January 20, 1957, in Hart, the son of Richard and Barbara (Currie) Veltman.

Joe loved people, sharing his contagious smile with everyone he met. He had many hobbies, but his passion was spending time with his grandchildren and being a part time lumberjack. Joe loved his annual fishing trip to Canada with his sons and friends. His family meant the world to him.

Joe is survived by: his high school sweetheart and loving wife, Audrey; children, Cameron Veltman, Adam Veltman, Amber (Eric) Fare; grandchildren, Yogi, Zion, Annette, Hunter, Addie, Tenley, Grace and Carter; brothers, Steve (Sandy) Veltman and Dave (Francis)Veltman; sister, Marcia (Ted) Jeske; special father and mother-in-law, Bob “Mr. Z” and Ruth Zaverl; brother and sister in-laws, Mary (Phil) Brown, Roger (Gina) Zaverl, Rhonda (Kris) Golden, Bobby (Mandi) Zaverl and Sharon Veltman.  Joe is also survived by a multitude of nieces and nephews.

Joe was preceded in death by: his parents, Richard and Barbara; brothers, Mark Veltman, Brian Veltman and Gary Veltman.

A Graveside service will be held at 11am, Tuesday, July 18, 2023, at Mt. Hope Cemetery, 2990 W. Woodrow Road, Shelby, Michigan 49455.  Visitation will be held from 5 pm until 7 pm, Monday, July 17, 2023, at Harris Funeral Home, 267 N. Michigan Avenue, Shelby, Michigan 49455.

In lieu of flowers, please plant a tree in honor of our lumberjack Joe or memorial contributions may be made to Crystal Valley Care Fund, PO Box 451 Hart, MI 49420, 

Harris Funeral Home, in Shelby, is in charge of arrangements.

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July 17, 2023

5:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Harris Funeral Home
267 N. Michigan Avenue
Shelby, MI 49455

Graveside Service
July 18, 2023

11:00 AM
Mt. Hope Cemetery, Shelby


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