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Veleta V. McKian

May 19, 1938 ~ February 1, 2021 (age 82)


Veleta V. McKian, 82 of Gaylord, passed away on Monday, February 1, 2021 at Medilodge of Gaylord. Veleta was born in Stutsmanville on May 19, 1938 to George and Veleta (Lard) Holiday. 

For many years, Veleta worked as a mortgage lender at the First of America Bank in Petoskey. She adored animals, especially horses.

She and her husband, William raised four children together. She loved spending time with her family. On January 17, 1959, Veleta married William who survives. Also surviving is her daughter, Veleta Featherly of Wolverine; three sons, James (Margaret) McKian of Middleville, Russell McKian of Wolverine and Scot (Yvonne) McKian of East Jordan; nine grandchildren and ten great-grandchildren. 

She was preceded in death by her parents; two brothers, George and Louis Holiday.

The family has chosen to remember her privately. In lieu of flowers, those who wish are asked to consider memorial contributions to the Otsego County Animal Shelter.

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