Ansis Veiland

Ansis Veiland, 51, Dallas, Texas, formerly of Moline, died Wednesday, May 9, 2001, at Baylor Medical Center, Dallas.

Memorial services are 2 p.m. Monday at St. Paul Lutheran Church, Davenport. Private burial is Tuesday at Riverside Cemetery, Moline.

Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society or a favorite charity. Arrangements are being handled by Wheelan Funeral Home, Rock Island.

Ans was born Jan. 3, 1950, in Hutchinson, Kan., the son of Ausma and Ervin Veiland, who came to this country in 1949 as refugees, having fled communist-occupied Latvia. He married Wendy Jenney on an island off Belize in 1991.

Ans was a 1968 graduate of Moline High School, where he was an All-American swimmer and co-captain of the varsity swim team. He swam and played water polo for Purdue University, where he was a member of Delta Tau Delta fraternity. He graduated in 1972 with a degree in industrial engineering.

He had a 23-year career with Montgomery Elevator, working at the Moline, Commerce and McKinney locations. He was chief engineer and vice president of manufacturing. For the past four years he was a financial advisor with Morgan Stanley Dean Witter in Dallas.

Ans was an accomplished photographer and a dive master in scuba diving, traveling the world over, taking underwater photos and video.

He was a member of Talavlja Latvian Fraternity and the American Institute of Industrial Engineers. He was active in Make a Wish Foundation, Big Brothers and Big Sisters organizations, and was a Junior Achievement volunteer teacher.

Ans is survived by his wife; sister and brother-in-law, Antra and Jim Wayne, Davenport; niece and nephew, Erik and Stefanie Wayne, Davenport; an aunt and cousin in St. Louis, Mo.; and cousins in Latvia. He was preceded in death by his parents; grandmother, Minna Auzins; and great-aunt, Marija Gudze.


Obituary from QC Online