OBITUARY

James S Veldman

April 7, 1938December 23, 2020

James S. Veldman, 82, went to be with the Lord on December 23, 2020, in Shorewood, Illinois with his loving wife of 47 years, Helen, by his side.

James was born in Chicago, Illinois on April 7, 1938 to Harry and Marie Veldman. He graduated from Depaul University Law School in 1963. James married Helen Veldman (McGuire) on July 1, 1972. James was an Assistant States Attorney for the State of Illinois Criminal Appeals Division for 34 years. He will be remembered for his relentless pursuit of justice in numerous appeals including, People v. John Wayne Gacy, and People v. John Vitale. James had the honor to argue at the United States Supreme Court and the Supreme Court of Illinois. He was a devout catholic and a parishioner at Holy Family Parish of Shorewood.

James is preceded in death by parents Harry and Marie Veldman, sister Marie Brady, daughter Josephine Carlson, and granddaughter Cristina Carlson.

He is survived by his wife Helen Veldman, daughter Deborah, daughter Corrine and husband Dan, son Michael and wife Kammera, son William, son Jamie, brother Raymond and wife Pat. James will be lovingly remembered as "Papa," by his 13 grandchildren and 8 great grandchildren.

Services

  • Visitation

    Tuesday, January 5, 2021

  • Mass of Christian Burial

    Tuesday, January 5, 2021

  • Graveside Service

    Tuesday, January 5, 2021

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