Veylard Adrian Obituary

Veylard M.  Adrian
Vey Adrian
Veylard M. Adrian

January 27, 1921 - December 29, 2011
Born in Westgate, Iowa
Resided in Urbandale, IA
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Veylard Adrian, 90, passed away Thursday, December 29, 2011, at Mercy Medical Center in Des Moines. Funeral services will be held 12 p.m. Tuesday, January 3, 2012, at St. Stephen's Lutheran Church, where the family will receive friends one hour prior to the service. Private burial will follow at Resthaven Cemetery in West Des Moines.

Vey was born in Westgate, Iowa, moved to Des Moines in 1945 after three years military service and was married to Ruth Hanson. Prior to service he was employed by the Federal Government in Washington, D.C., and New York, NY. After service he was reemployed with the Federal Government in Des Moines by the VA, FHA and US Army Corps of Engineers in Cheyenne, WY during the Cuban missile crisis. He began his career in residential real estate with Iowa Realty in 1955 and retired from Adrian Appraisal in 1998.

Vey was a veteran of WWII and served in Italy for 19 months. He was awarded two Bronze Star Medals for Naples-Foggia and Rome-Arno Campaigns. Vey was a member of HAWK'S Flying Club, Acanthus Lodge, Des Moines Consistory, Za-Ga-Zig Shrine, Greater Des Moines Board of Realtors, National Association of Real Estate Appraisers and V.F.W. Beaverdale Post #9127. He also served as a volunteer for Lutheran Services of Iowa in their senior companion program.

Vey is survived by his wife of 66 years, Ruth, his daughters, Gloria (Bill) Miller of Plano, TX and Marlys Adrian of Johnston; two grandchildren, Corey Abbott and Nicole Kline; 14 great-grandchildren and his sister, Sylvia Adrian of Sumner, IA. He was preceded in death by his parents, siblings and his granddaughter, Melissa Abbott Dean.

Memorial contributions may be made to St. Stephen's Lutheran Church or Beaverdale V.F.W. Post #9127. Online condolences may be made at


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St. Stephen Lutheran Church
3510 - 72nd Street
Des Moines, IA US 50322
Tuesday, January 3, 2012
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
St. Stephen Lutheran Church
3510 - 72nd Street
Des Moines, IA US 50322
Tuesday, January 3, 2012
12:00 PM
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Resthaven Cemetery
801 19th Street
West Des Moines, IA 50265
Tuesday, January 3, 2012
2:00 PM


St. Stephen Lutheran Church
3510 72nd Street
Des Moines, IA US 50322
VFW Post #9127 (Beaverdale)
4029 Urbandale Avenue
Des Moines, IA US 50310