Augustine Van Veen was born in Portland, Oregon on August
14, 1935 and passed away November 10, 2020 at his home in
Stayton, Oregon. He was the seventh of eight children born
to Theodore and Doris (Habersetzer) Van Veen. He attended St. Ignatius Grade School and Central Catholic
where he was a member of two state championship football
attended St Mary’s College for one year and then joined
the US Marines. Upon completion of his service, he enrolled at the University
of Portland to complete his pre-med course of study and
enrolled at the University of Oregon Medical School (OHSU),
graduating in 1963 with a Medical Degree in General
an internship at the Army Hospital in El Paso he moved to
the St. Ignatius Mission Reservation in Montana.
A few years later, he was recruited to Stayton,
Oregon where he became an active and valuable member of the
Catholic and lay communities and was team doctor for the
football teams at Stayton, Regis and Cascade High Schools.
He practiced medicine in his community for 51 years.
He was also a member of the Oregon Army National
Guard from 1978-1999 retiring with the rank of Colonel. He
was an avid runner and participated in numerous marathons
including his favorite, the Boston Marathon.
married Greta Cameron in 1971 combining their two families
and adding one daughter.
They were happily married for 48 years until
Greta’s death in February 2020.
They enjoyed traveling, cheering on their sports
teams and spending time with their many friends.
Most important of all, was time spent with their
is survived by his sister, Mary Lisignoli, children
Cami (Dick) Doerfler, Lori (Alan) Lulay, Mindy (Ben) Van
Vleet, David (Caisy) Bradley, Sloan (Sheryl) Bradley, Krista
Van Veen (Greg), Karen Hart (Pete) and Beth Van Veen, 24
Grandchildren, 30 Great-Grandchildren and many nieces and
service for Tom will be held on Saturday, November 14th at
Immaculate Conception Church.
The Recitation of Rosary will be at 10:15 am followed
by the Mass of Christian Burial at 11:00 am.
A Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday,
August 14, 2021.
lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Regis St Mary
Catholic School. Serving
the family is North
Santiam Funeral Service.