Milo Veigelt, age 92, of Wilmington, Illinois passed away peacefully Sunday, September 4, 2022 at his home. He was born March 29, 1930 in Chicago, Illinois to the late Otto and Rose (nee Chodl) Veigelt. A veteran of the United States Army, Milo was raised on a farm and continued farming within the Will County Area his entire life. He began employment for Caterpillar, Inc. in 1955, retiring in 1986 after 30 years of employment. For 10 years he also worked for the Department of Natural Resources, covering areas such as the Pheasant Raising Farm, Des Plaines Conservation Area, and Mazonia. He was a proud volunteer at Morris Hospital within the transportation department, serving as bus driver. Milo thoroughly enjoyed traveling all 50 states and the world with his wife, Beverly, until her passing in 2000. Surviving are three children: Debi (Rick) Schorie of Joliet, Illinois; Dennis (Laura) Veigelt of Corinth, Mississippi; and Denise (Craig) Kasher of Braidwood, Illinois; 10 grandchildren: Matthew Veigelt, Ashley Veigelt, Devin (Steve) Esparza, Dustin (Christina) Veigelt, David (fiance, Kady Sassenger), Brian (Tahleatha) Kasher, Kevin (Sehar Masood) Kasher, Kathy Kasher, Jeff (Katie Belcher) Miller, and David (fiance, Nikki Hood) Miller. Also surviving are 11 great-grandchildren: Colin, Olivia, and Lucy Esparza; Anabelle and Milo Veigelt; Troy Trent; and Abrahim Kasher, Wesley, Desmond and Tessa Sassenger; daughter-in-law, Juanita (the late Ric) Veigelt of Plainfield, Illinois; sister-in-law, Roxanne (the late Ronald) Hooper of Essex, Illinois; and numerous nieces, nephews, and their families. Preceding him in death were his parents, Otto and Rose; beloved wife of 47 years, Beverly Rae (nee Hooper) Veigelt, whom he married June 20, 1953 at the United Methodist Church in Essex; one son, Ric Veigelt (7/18/2019); and one brother, Otto (Gladys) Veigelt. A special thank you to the Whistle Stop Cafe family in Diamond. Visitation for Milo was at the R. W. Patterson Funeral Home & Crematory, Braid-wood, Friday, September 9, 2022 from 4 until 8 p.m. Funeral services were at the funeral home Saturday, September 10, 2022 at 10:00 a.m. Interment followed in Oakwood Cemetery, Braidwood. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations to the family would be appreciated to be dispersed to Milo’s favorite charities. For more information and to visit his online guestbook, please log on to: or find us on Facebook.