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June 10, 1945 – January 18, 2024

Marie Celeste Veal, age 78, of Buffalo passed away on Thursday, January 18, 2024 at her residence.

She was born on June 10, 1945 in San Diego, California the daughter of James & Marion (Custer) Leonard.

On August 27, 1966, Roy L. Veal and Marie C. Leonard were joined in holy marriage in Minneapolis. God blessed their marriage with two children.

She was formerly employed at Tool Products in Quality Control for thirty years.  Marie later worked in the lunchroom at The Buffalo school.

Marie was the glue that held her family together!   She loved her grandchildren, rescuer of animals and enjoyed trips North to the cabin.

Survived by a daughter: Becky Lehn; three grandsons: Scott (Kristine) Veal, Jeremy (Candice) Lehn and Jacob Lehn; 6 great grandchildren; 5 siblings: Aaron Leonard, James (Joyce) Leonard, Betty Robson, Barbara Henderson and John Leonard; and by extended family members.

Preceded in death by her husband Roy L. Veal on February 28, 2011 and by her son Garrett L. Veal on March 21, 2023.

A Celebration of Life will be held on Sunday, March 17, 2024 from Noon until 3:00 PM at Huikko’s Bison Creek Event Center, Buffalo, MN.



2 Guestbook Entries

  1. Roland Stewart

    This was a surprise to me. Our daughter noticed the passing and informed me. I have known her for good 30 years working at tool products in the Quality Department. Our family is going to miss her.

  2. Ann Elfmann

    May she rest in peace Diane and I will surely miss Her at Walmart it was always a nice visit when She was there with Her smiley face so sorry for your loss


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