GRAND JUNCTION, Colo. — Ron Veselack, 82, a gifted music educator and tireless volunteer, of Grand Junction, Colo., died March 6, 2019, in Grand Junction, Colo.
He was born in Bloomington-Normal to John and Helen Veselack. Ron and Marilyn Warren were high school sweethearts and were married in 1957.
He graduated from Illinois State University with bachelor's and master's degrees. Ron taught at Hopedale; Burris Laboratory School at Ball State University, Muncie, Ind.; and in public and private schools including Holy Family Catholic School in Grand Junction, Colo. He was a Mason, Palisade Lodge 125, and directed Grand Junction's Centennial Band and Sentimental Journey Band that played for retirement and nursing homes, churches and fundraisers for the Holy Family School band program.
Ron's father, mother and brother preceded him in death.
He leaves his wife, Marilyn; son, Mark, and Frederick Hairston of Oak Park; daughter, Joan Gennarini and husband Rob of Delaware.
Ron will be missed by his family and many students, musicians and friends in the Grand Valley.
Memorials can be made to Holy Family Catholic School or Hope West Hospice.