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Harry Gordon Veer

Laconia-----Harry Gordon Veer, 75, of 132 Winter Street died December 18, 2007 at his home, surrounded by his family, after a courageous battle with cancer.

         Harry was born August 27, 1932 in Adeline, Illinois, the 7th child of Hans J. and Mary (Krull) Veer.

         “Hansie” served his country by enlisting in the army during the Korean conflict where he was awarded the Silver Star.  After an honorable discharge from the Army, he joined the Freeport Police Dept. in Freeport, Illinois in July, 1958.  He organized the Freeport Police Radio Patrol and was a member of the Civil Defense.  He donated his time endlessly in helping his community.  He retired after 22 years at the rank of Lieutenant and moved his family to Pembroke, N. H.  His employment continued at Schwan Sales, Northern Peabody and PDM.

         After his second retirement, he and his wife sold their home and bought a fifth wheel travel trailer and spent seven years traveling full time throughout the United States, always ending their travels by wintering in Tucson, Arizona and Southern Texas.  He met and maintained many friendships through his travels and will always be remembered by his willingness to lend a helping hand to all he met. One of his greatest joys in life was vacationing in Minnesota every year and fishing for northern pike.  

         Harry’s riches were in the friends he made and the love and devotion of his family.  Family members include his wife of fifty-three years, Carole Veer, of Laconia; three daughters, Theresa LaDieu of Hooksett, Jeri Veer of Laconia and Sheri Trebian of Loudon; five grandchildren; four great grandchildren; his surviving brother, Ollie Veer, of Lena, Illinois and one sister, Dorothy Schmelzer, of Freeport, Illinois.

         There will be no calling hours.

         After organ donation, the body will be cremated.  A Memorial Service will be held on Sunday, December 23, 2007 at 3:00PM in the Carriage House of the Wilkinson-Beane Funeral Home, 164 Pleasant Street, Laconia, N. H.  Pastor Shirley Stevens of Colebrook will officiate.

         In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to the Make-A-Wish Foundation of New Hampshire, 814 Elm Street, Suite #300, Manchester, N. H. 03101-2230, the American Cancer Society, Gail Singer Memorial Building, 360 State Rte 101, Suite 501, Bedford, N. H. 03110-5032 or Community Health & Hospice, Inc., 780 North Main Street, Laconia, N. H. 03247.

         Wilkinson-Beane Funeral Home & Cremation Services, 164 Pleasant Street, Laconia, N. H. is in charge of the arrangements. 

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