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January 9, 1973 – March 21, 2023

Garrett Louis Veal, age 50, of Monticello passed away on Tuesday, March 21, 2023 at The University of Minnesota Hospital.  He was born on January 9, 1973 in Robbinsdale, Minnesota the son of Roy L. & Marie C. (Leonard) Veal.  Garrett graduated from Buffalo High School in 1991.   While in high school, Garrett was a star athlete.  He owned and operated a machining sales business known as Castle Reps.  Garrett enjoyed ice fishing, hunting, four wheeling and spending time with family and friends.  Survived by his mother: Marie C. Veal; a sister: Becky Lehn; fiancé: Barb Heidemann; three nephews: Scott, Jeremy and Jacob; six great nieces and great nephews; his godmother: Betty Compton; other relatives and many friends.  Preceded in death by his father Roy Veal on February 28, 2011.  Celebration of Life Sunday, April 23rd, 2023 1-4 P.M. Bison Creek Event Center, 1207 Highway 25 N., Buffalo, MN.

7 Guestbook Entries

  1. Brenda and Jerry Isaacs

    So very sorry to hear of Garrett’s passing, he was a nice guy and we have many fond memories of him at the lake.

  2. John & Nancy Mettling

    So very sorry. We enjoyed getting to know Garrett when he was up at Leech Lake. We’ll think of him and toast his memory with the neighbors. Take care…

  3. Kristen Zahn

    I’m so incredibly sorry and saddened to hear of Garrett’s passing. I’ll always remember what an incredibly selfless and caring person he was. There was a time I was going through a hard time and Garrett sat and talked to me for hours. That was 20 years ago and I’ll never forget that. I remember him coming over and helping to put up my mom’s fence, someone he didn’t even know at the time. Rest in peace Garrett, you will be missed friend. I know you have some great company up there. My thoughts are with Garrett’s family and friends.

  4. Nick Miller

    As a neighbor, friends and his principal I have very fond memories of Garrett and his entire family. The Veals were such great neighbors. Garrett was a phenomenal athlete. He was a multi state track champion and a talented wide receiver. He had a great sense of humor. He was a talented and kind young man.

  5. Kent Pfeifer

    Many great memories of Garrett growing up with him! I was sad to hear of his passing. Sympathy and prayers for your entire family.

  6. Mike Kuhlman

    Sad to hear we lost a friend. Will miss you Garrett. He always was fastest on track day!

  7. Jerimarie

    So sorry for your loss.


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