Veh’s celebrate 60th wedding anniversary July 5Published 2:51pm Monday, July 2, 2012
Mr. and Mrs. Robert Veh were married July 5, 1952 in Bowling Green, Ohio. For their honeymoon they drove to Seattle, Wash. to return Bob to the ship on which he served in the Coast Guard during the Korean conflict. Upon their return to Ohio, Wanda taught art and Bob joined his family’s firm “Veh and Son Furniture and Funeral Service” in Gibsonburg, Ohio. Bob acquired licenses as a funeral director and embalmer, and became president of the company. He also served 41 years as a bank director.
Wanda left teaching to create a design studio within the store, and also earned her funeral director’s license. In 1986 the couple sold the two businesses, which are both now in their 130th year of continuous operation.
The Vehs retired to Red Fox Country near Tryon and in 2009 moved to Tryon Estates in Columbus. They spend summers in Blowing Rock, N.C. Bob has been an avid golfer and Wanda has always painted. They have enjoyed visiting many parts of the country and world. An anniversary reunion was planned with family in California but has been cancelled due to Bob’s recent surgery.
Their grandchildren are Victoria Veh of Providence, R.I.; George Veh and wife, Anne, of Mill Valley, Calif.; and Sylivia Veh Elsbury and husband, Michael, of Kensington, Calif. There are five grandchildren.
- article submitted by Wanda Veh