Antonia 'Toni' Velk


Antonia “Toni” Velk was born to eternal life on Tuesday, Feb. 27, 2018, at the age of 87. 

She was the beloved wife of Joseph V. Velk for over 62 years; loving mother of Teresa M. and Joseph A. (Helen); proud grandmother of Emily Anna and Elliot James; and dear sister-in-law of Patricia (James) Jansen. 

She was preceded in death by her parents Frank and Anna Staniger, in-laws Joseph P. and Olive Velk and siblings Ann Stout, Charles Staniger, Mary Todorvich, Frank Staniger and George Staniger. 

She is further survived by other relatives and friends.

Toni was born June 10, 1930, in Numa, Iowa, where she played high school basketball and the team went to state championships each year. 

She and Joe moved to Milwaukee in 1956 and were residents of Mequon and devout Catholic members of St. Cecelia’s (now Lumen Christi) since 1961. 

She was an avid player of Sudoku. For 25 years, she was actively involved with good friends in an investment club called the High Flyers.

Services were held.




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