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Pete Veenstra

May 30, 2021


     Albert Pete Veenstra, 79, a resident of Hagerman, passed away on May 30, 2021 at his home.

     Pete was born on April 20, 1942 in Inglewood, California, the son of Albert Veenstra and Vera Gale Veenstra. 

     He was raised and educated in Riverside, California and later relocated to Artesia, California for work.  He later continued his adventure and moved to Idaho in the early 1960’s to become a dairyman.

     He married Cheryl Christine Keeney on May 26, 1975 in Las Vegas, Nevada.

     Pete is survived by: his wife – Cheryl Veenstra; two sons – Albert Pete Veenstra III of Boise and Travis Brewer of Filer; two daughters – Aaron Hines of Iva, South Carolina and Justine Schoessler of Kimberly; two brothers – John Veenstra of Wendell and Rick Veenstra of Mesa, Arizona; two sisters – JoAnna Veenstra of Wendell and Judy Veenstra Standeford of Pleasant Hill, Oregon; 18 grandchildren and 19 great grandchildren.

     He is preceded in death by his parents; his first wife – Carol June Stovall Veenstra; daughters – Sharie Veenstra and Darleen Veenstra; and his brother – Jim Veenstra.

     At Pete’s request no services or viewing will be held.

     Memorial contributions may be made to The National Epilepsy Foundation at

Funeral arrangements are pending under  the care and direction of Demaray Funeral Service - Gooding Chapel.
















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