Veronica Cecelia Caskey, age 77, of Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan passed away Thursday, March 4, 2021, at home in Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan surrounded by her family and under the care of EUP Home Health and Hospice.
Veronica was born on February 3, 1944, in Sault Ste. Marie, Michigan to the late Alois and Katherine (Santigo) Pavlat. Veronica graduated from LaSalle High School and continued her education at Lake State University in the Corrections Program. Veronica was employed by the Department of Corrections and retired with many years of service. She was a proud member of the Sault Ste. Marie Tribe of Chippewa Indians, was a sports enthusiast, being a former member of the Women’s Bowling league and women’s fastpitch softball league.
Veronica is survived by her daughter: Sue Caskey of Sault Ste. Marie, MI; three grandchildren: Michelle (Nicholas) Veit of Wyoming, MI, Christopher (Victoria Jordan) Caskey of Sault Ste. Marie, MI, and Kaitlin (Robert) Farmer of Newberry, MI; seven great-grandchildren: Brianna, Christian, Damien, Kaylen, Addison, Kamden, and Jordyn.
Veronica is also survived by siblings: Larry (Janet) Pavlat of Holyoke, MA, Rosaline (Lynn) Armstrong, Sault Ste. Marie, MI, James (Cathy) Pavlat of S. Hadley, MA, Howard (Angie) Pavlat, of Stafford, VA, Gene (Marcelina) Pavlat, of Silago, Southern Leyte, Philippines, Gloria (Anthony) Kangas of Sault Ste, Maire, MI, Anton Pavlat of Sault Ste. Marie, MI, Dale Pavlat of Sault Ste. Marie, MI, and Phillip (Debbie) Pavlat of Sault Ste. Marie, MI. She is also survived by numerous nieces and nephews.
According to her wishes, cremation services have already been accorded. A gathering of family and friends will be held at the Niigaanagiizhik Cultural Center with a ceremonial fire being lit on March 20, 2021, from 12:00 noon until 4:00 PM.
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