|Birth: ||Mar. 12, 1922|
|Death: ||Apr. 24, 2008|
Veleda (Kirsch) Veleda Briel of Maumee, Ohio, was called to her eternal home in heaven on April 24, 2008. She was born in Browns, Illinois on March 12, 1922, where she was both baptized and confirmed at St. John's Lutheran Church. Veleda was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Alfred (October 2003); their son, Dennis (July 2004), his wife, Carla (1975) and five brothers and five sisters. Her widowed mother moved the family to Evansville, Indiana when she was still young, and it was there that she met Al, her God-chosen friend and mate, whom she married in 1946, after he returned from serving his country in World War II. After Al earned his B.S. from Indiana University, they moved to Indianapolis where Al started his career as a C.P.A. and they were blessed with sons, Steven and Dennis. They moved back to Evansville where their third son, Mark, was born. Together, Al and Veleda owned an accounting firm for the next 25 years, serving the tri-states. They moved to Ft. Wayne to serve as business and development director for the Concordia Seminary until Al's retirement in 1988. After retirement, they lived in Aurora, Colorado, to be near their son, Dennis, remaining active in development for the Lutheran Valley Retreat. In 2001, they relocated to Maumee Ohio, near son, Mark. God blessed Veleda with an angelic voice, and both had a lifelong love of music during their 57 years of marriage. They were active in every one of their eight Lutheran congregations and choirs. Veleda is survived by two sons, the Rev. Steven Briel and wife, Katy of Maple Grove, MN, and Dr. Mark Briel and wife, Connie of Maumee, Ohio. She has six grandchildren, Christian (and wife Lann), Aaron, Leif, Bjorn, Haley and Kirsch, and two great-grandchildren, Jonah and Ava. The service will be held at Trinity Lutheran Church, 4560 Glendale, Toledo Ohio at 11:30 a.m., on Monday, April 28. Visitation will be at the church before the service at 10:00. Interment is to follow at Highland Memory Gardens in Waterville, Ohio. The family suggests memorials be given to Trinity or the donor's choice. Arrangements are by Blanchard-Strabler Funeral Home (419-269-1111) in Toledo.
Alfred William Briel (1921 - 2003)*
Highland Memory Gardens
Created by: Karroll Wells-Fisher
Record added: Apr 25, 2008
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