BATTLE CREEK — A celebration of life for Veletta Mae Swartz will be Saturday, Sept. 28, from 1 to 5 p.m. at the community building in the Battle Creek city park.
Age 82, she died Monday, Sept. 16, 2013, in Kenosha, Wis.
Veletta Mae Swartz was born April 30, 1931, to Glen and Cignes Swartz.
Valetta is survived by her children, Jean (Dan) Strong of Columbus and grandchildren Christi (Roger) Kapels, Charles Strong of Columbus and Connie Howell of David City; Randy (LaVon) Pilger of Kenosha, Wis., and grandchildren Mercedes, Mason and Micah; Candace Boettger of Phoenix and grandchildren Boyd, Calvin, A.J. and Dedra; Diane (Spahr) (Bob) Kenney of Carroll and grandchildren Lucas, Jason, Christopher, Elizabeth, Hannah and Holly; granddaughter Michele Spahr; 23 great-grandchildren; five great-great-grandchildren; sister Pat (Merold) Claussen of Butte; sister-in-law Inez Swartz and brother-in-law Einar Jensen of Indianola, Iowa; and numerous nieces and nephews.
She was preceded in death by her parents; three brothers, Glenn, John and Gary; sister Betty; granddaughter Cammie; great-granddaughter Cassie and son Richard.