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Alexander Funeral Home-West Chapel

2100 West Illinois Street, Evansville, IN

OBITUARY

Tommy D. Veeck

February 17, 1955June 8, 2020

Tommy D. Veeck, 65, of Evansville, passed away Monday, June 8, 2020 at St. Vincent's Hospital after a 2 year battle with cancer. He was born on February 17, 1955 to the late Kenneth and Bessie (Beckham) Veeck. He was a 1973 graduate of F J Reitz High School.

He worked at Easter Seals Rehabilitation Center for 23.5 years and retired as the Director of Durable Medical Equipment. He had a passion for helping people, and was presented the Healthcare Hero award by the Courier and Press in 2015.

He enjoyed boating and jet skiing on the Ohio, and spending time at the river camp he loved. He will always be remembered for his smile. He loved spending time with his family, and was especially happy to become a grandpa "Dede".

He is survived by his wife of 36 years, Jill (Oliver), daughter Kelsey Calderone (Chris), grandchildren Stella and Crew Calderone, brothers Wayne Veeck (Linda) and Danny Veeck (Lisa), and several nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Kenneth and Bessie Veeck.

A special thank you goes to the staff of Ascension at Home for all of their compassion and excellent care.

The family invites you to join them for a Celebration of Life to be held on Saturday, June 13, 2020 at the river camp he loved. It is located at 15482 Old Henderson Road (7 miles past the Dogtown Boat Ramp). The Celebration will begin with a short service at 2:00 and continue until 6:00 p.m.

Memorial contributions can be sent to Easter Seals Rehabilitation Center, 3701 Bellemeade Avenue, Evansville, IN 47714.

Condolences may be offered at www.AlexanderWestChapel.com.

Services

  • Celebration of Life at the River Camp he loved

    Saturday, June 13, 2020

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Justin Gash

June 13, 2020

Tommy was a blessing to me for many years. He worked with me throughout my childhood (80s and 90s) helping me with wheelchairs, walkers, and other devices to improve and maintain my mobility. After my more recent joint replacement surgeries, my family and I worked with Tommy again -- and we still have the wheelchair in the event I need it again.

I am sad to hear of Tommy's passing, but that is tempered by the joy of knowing he helped scores of people just like he helped me.

We will keep you all in our prayers during this difficult time.

Teri Taylor

June 12, 2020

I was blessed to have work with Tommy. I was and still am touched by his kindness and compassion. He truly touched lives and made a difference to those he helped. Our world was made better for knowing him. Prayers and peace to his family.

Linda Dillon

June 12, 2020

I’m so sorry to hear that Tommy has passed away. I worked with him for many years both at Welborn and Easter Seals. He was such a great human being and such a great resource for people with disabilities of all ages. He was always up for a challenge with a smile on his face. ❤️ and peace to his family.

Easterseals Rehab Center

June 12, 2020

Easterseals Rehab Center

June 12, 2020

Easterseals Rehab Center

June 12, 2020

Tommy was truly loved by his colleagues and clients of the Easterseals Rehabilitation Center. He changed hundreds of lives through his career, and he set an exceptional example for all of us with his compassion, dedication, and joyful outlook on life. Tommy will be missed and will always remain in our hearts. Our thoughts and prayers are with his family.

Linda Shively

June 12, 2020

The first time I met Tommy through my sister, Teresa, Kelsey’s mother-in-law. He greeted me with his wide smile, spoken to me like I was an old friend, told stories that made everyone around laugh and couldn’t have me feel more at easy. Tommy was one of a kind and will be sorely missed.

Mike Murray

June 11, 2020

I worked with Tommy in the early 90’s. He took me under his wing and showed me everything he knew. He was my first mentor. I owe a lot to Tommy. His early tutorage helped me become the man I am today.
He always talked about his family. My thoughts and prayers go out to his family.

Mike Murray

Janis Garrison

June 11, 2020

Forever in our hearts and minds. Tommy has strengthened and given hope to hundreds of lives. Rest In Peace. Holding your family in prayer.

FROM THE FAMILY
FROM THE FAMILY