James S. Veum
March 3, 1926 - June 28, 2010
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Dr. James S. Veum Appleton Dr. James Stanley Veum, age 84, passed away peacefully at home on Monday, June 28, 2010. James was born March 3, 1926 in Edgerton, Wisconsin to Nordahl and Hattie Veum. He grew up on a dairy farm in rural Cambridge. He attended Hillside grade school, a one-room schoolhouse, and graduated…

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Karen Rohde Severance left a message on August 8, 2010:
Dear Judy, Missey, Becky, David and Erik, Being away from the Appleton area and out of touch with the FELC family, I just came across your dad's memorial here. I am so sorry for your loss. Losing mom and dad last year, a difficult part is missing the conversations you had and trying to conjure up some of the past ones from memory. Please know you are all in my thoughts and prayers. Karen
Carollynn Wolff Bartosh left a message on July 8, 2010:
Reading through the condolences reminds me of how kind Dr. Veum was when I was a child a few decades back and he was my doctor. And yet I am most thankful for something he did just a few years ago. My parents ran into him (they were all active in Sons of Norway) and he inquired about how my sisters and I were all doing. I had then just been diagnosed with Chronic Fatigue Immune Deficiency Syndrome, and have in fact been disabled by it ever sinde. While some GPs would have said it's a condition that's "all in your head," he, thankfully, was one of the rare ones at that time who stayed on top of the science and truly heard patient reports with compassion. How different my life may have been without the support he fostered. I am so very grateful for his foresight and equanimity. My heart goes out to his family for their loss, with hopes that you are comforted in knowing how many many lives Dr. Veum touched and how much suffering he abated.
Bobbie Murray left a message on July 8, 2010:
Jim and Wanda were neighbors who were warm and welcoming of guests into their home. My first contact w/Dr. Jim was when he correctly diagnosed my son's illness as being a slight case of the measles. When we were new in town, we were assigned a younger physician in the peds. practice. This Dr. incorrectly diagnosed my son as having a flu bug. After no let up of the fever, I took him back in and Dr. Jim asked what his symptoms were and IMMEDIATELY said, I think he has the measles but not all the red blotches. Turns out he was correct because a few days later, more red blotches appeared. My sincere sympathy to the entire family. The community is a better place because of Jim's [and Wanda's] presence in it.
susan Immekus left a message on July 7, 2010:
Your Father was a Great Man. He was my 2 son's Dr. when they were born and continued through with him. You are so Lucky to have had him for a Father. Such a kind man. May the Lord hold him in his loving arms.
Mary M Tuchscherer, DC, PhD left a message on July 6, 2010:
Dear Missy, Judy, Becky, David and Eric, My thoughts and prayers are with you, as you face the days and weeks ahead. I'm sure you know just how loved your Dad was... He was of course my pediatrician and he was an inspiration for my love of the healing arts. He was a truely compassionate doctor. My Mother (a nurse at St E's) loved and respected Dr Veum; he treated her like a colleague, a rarity in those days. My Dad worked on lots of remodelling jobs at your house... he thought your Mom and Dad were wonderful folks... and they are. Again, I'm thinking of you all, Mary
Peace of mind is a call away. We're here when you need us most.
Joan Kleman Kuenzi left a message on July 5, 2010:
Erik, David, Judy, Missey, and Becky- I'm so sorry for your loss. Your dad was a kind, giving, wonderful man with a great sense of humor. He will be missed.
Antonio left a message on July 3, 2010:
That I will always remember your smile holding hands with mom. Love, Tony
Margie Douglas left a message on July 3, 2010:
Wishing to share our whole family's condolences to your family at the loss of a most special person. Dr. Veum was our pediatrician for all six of our children. The memories are not of the anxious minutes waiting in the clinic but, of the wonderful, gentle Dr. with the frozen washing machine roller to numb the arms before a shot. And the beautiful feathers in the mobiles floating from the ceiling to distract the babies. Many years after my children had grown up, I ran into Dr. Veum at a local grocery store. He asked me "How are Sandy, Tim, Connie, Andrea, Teresa and Andy doing?" He was a very special person and you were very fortunate to call him Dad.
Shirley Weinman left a message on July 3, 2010:
Missey, I just want you to know that all of you are in my prayers. With love and a hug,
Maggie McGowan left a message on July 3, 2010:
Missey and Family, You all our in our prayers as you mourn the loss of this wonderful man. May God wrap his loving arms around you, and bring you comfort in the assurance of his everlasting life! Maggie and Dan McGowan
Pete & Kelley Niles left a message on July 2, 2010:
Our deepest sympathies to the entire Veum family on the passing of a very kind and gentle man. Our prayers are with you during this time of sadness.
Jane Thul left a message on July 2, 2010:
My deepest regrets and fondest memories go out to the whole Veum family. I spent many nights at your house in Appleton...being treated to your dad's cooking! He was a gentle and wonderful man. His kids certainly take after him. love, flow
Sheryl LaFayette left a message on July 2, 2010:
Jim was our pediatrician to my daughters, Wendy and Dana Putnam, for at least seven years when we lived in the Fox Valley area. In addition, Wanda and I drove from Appleton to Stevens Point every Friday for years to Suzuki violin lessons for Eric and Wendy. David was my cello student. When Dana was 3, Jim and Wanda babysat her while I ran a Suzuki workshop. Jim recognized that Dana had pneumonia and immediately admitted her to the hospital before I knew anything about it! His loss leaves a big hole in the Fox Valley area. I wish I could be at the service tomorrow, but the best I can do is to send you all love and light. My deepest sympathies....
Jerry & Elsa Bloedow left a message on July 2, 2010:
We express our sympathy to the family of Dr. Veum. We only visited with James & Wanda a few times, but Dr. Erik is now my internist. After reading the obituary we can better understand how much Erik is like his father. His compassion and special caring for his patients is carried on through Erik.
Tammy R. E. left a message on July 1, 2010:
My family was very lucky the day that Dr. and Mrs. Veum became my grandparents neighbors. My parents lived with my grandparents during the first years of thier life together so eventually the Veums were also my neighbors. When I was born I was sick and my condition did not seem to be noticed at the hospital. My grandmother, a practical nurse who had experienced the loss of an infant with a similar condition told Dr, Veum who immediately went to the hospital and saw me through that peril and several others during my childhood and young adulthood, As I grew up the Veum's home was a second home for me. Probably as much of what is positive about my own character was built in the Veum home as was learned in my own wonderful home. When my husband and I had our own children we were happy that Dr. Veum was able to help us through the toddler years. He was more than a doctor to our family. He was a trusted friend.
Paul, Andie, Joey and Gabby O'Brien left a message on July 1, 2010:
The tributes to your father are beautiful! What a wonderful man, father and doctor he must have been. Our thoughts are with you during this difficult time.
Nicole Brletic left a message on July 1, 2010:
Dr. Veum was our doctor for 3 generations. He was given the special gift of compassion. There are not many doctors in the world like him, he always took the time to listen. He touched the lives of many. Blessings to your family during this tough time,your father will live in the hearts of many forever.
Nancie left a message on July 1, 2010:
Dr. Veum was one of my son's doctor. He was kind, perceptive and humorous. He also knew how to pronounce his name Dylan, since he probably also read Dylan Thomas. He was a wonderful, learned man and we were blessed to have known and worked with him.I am so happy for him that he is now reunited with his partner in heaven. Nancie Peebles
Mr. & Mrs. Jack Stenz left a message on July 1, 2010:
We are so very sorry, Erik. Your dad was indeed a very special man.
Art & Bonnie Schuetze left a message on July 1, 2010:
We are so sorry to hear of Dr. Veum's death. Art was the Administrator at Med. Arts Clinic. We were very fond of Dr. and Wanda. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family.
Peace of mind is a call away. We're here when you need us most.
Lois and Dick Heronemus left a message on July 1, 2010:
Please accept our sympathy in the loss of yoour father. Dr. Veum was our family pediatrician for our three children and a friend and fellow traveler on the "Paul's journey." You may remember me as "Cotton" at Chalk Hills. I was the camp nurse for several years. Our joy at this time is in our Savior Jesus. May God be with you all. Lois Heronemus
Diane Adams left a message on July 1, 2010:
My sympathy to your family. As many others will and have told you, he was a wonderful doctor. Back in the 80's when we had to take our little guy to the ER and seeing him lay there so sick, Dr came in, but he made his approach by peeking around the curtain at our son. It was so neat to see our son smile even tho' he was so sick. Dr took great care of him. So thank you, Doctor, for all you have done for your patients and their parents. You are truly one of a kind.
William-Andrew Elbert left a message on July 1, 2010:
Dr. Veum was my pediatrician in the Valley. I will always remember his kindness, especially when it was time for shots. He had such a gentle, kind, caring demeanor that is such a rare find. May God give the Veum family strength as you mourn the passing of a good man.
Nancy L. Plamann Bethe left a message on July 1, 2010:
Sadness hardly conveys the feelings of my family at the loss of Dr. Veum. He was the first doctor for my brother and myself and many years later, he also cared for both of my children. We all knew him as a kind, soft spoken doctor who was not only a physician, but a friend as well. For me personally, he was my pillar of strength through some very rough times. So very sorry.
Suzanne and Jack Swanson left a message on June 30, 2010:
We have been so blessed to have known your parents, Jim and Wanda. Such good and faithful servants. May their memories give you courage and joy. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Mary (Walgenbach) Ziesemer left a message on June 30, 2010:
Please accept my condolences in your time of sadness, but please know he was loved by many. I'd like to share a story with you. When my son Kurtis was 5 months old he suffered from epileptic seizures. We where in and out of doctors offices and medical facilities but Kurtis always had a smile on his face. On the day Dr Veum was telling us the news of Kurtis' diagnosis and all the meds he would have to be on, blonde haired, big blue eyed Kurt just looked up at him and smiled. Dr Veum picked him up, sat him on his lap, smiling back and said "this is why I'm a doctor". I will never forget the look on his face as he smiled back at Kurtis but could tell he also felt the pain we where suffering at the time. My son is now 24 and is seizure free. I tell this story often to new parents (including my own children) who are in search of a doctor for their children, only wishing he was still practicing. He truly was an amazing doctor.
Angela F. left a message on June 30, 2010:
My condolences to your family on the passing of a great man. He was our pediatrician when we were infants all the way through adulthood. He had a fun sense of humor and told my mother when I was just months old "Yes, she is an angel, but her halo looks a bit crooked." Just 5 yrs after that, he saved my life by recognizing a bad case of spinal meningitis. He had a wonderful rapport with his patients and their parents. He was a wise and gentle man and he will be greatly missed. May you all know how well appreciated and admired he was. My condolences.
Beth J left a message on June 30, 2010:
Dr. Veum was my doctor as a child, and he took the fear out of those visits. Please find comfort in knowing that a sunset here on earth is a sunrise in Heaven. God bless you!
Kathy Cowling Kubichek left a message on June 30, 2010:
To the family of our beloved Dr. Veum. He was my Dr.and my 5 sisters and brothers. Also was my daughters dr and my neice who he always called litlle princess. The most kind and gentle man I have ever met. I became a nurse and had the privalage of taking care of his mother and mother-in-law in their later years. he was a gem and we all have another angel amongst us.
Wichmann Funeral Home & Crematories left a message:
Please accept our deepest condolences for your family's loss.
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