Angela L. Veinot passed away peacefully on February 25, 2023 surrounded by her loving family at Froedtert Hospital in Milwaukee, WI. Born in Kenosha, WI to her parents, Gerald R. Litkey, Sr., and Janice L. (Long) Litkey. She was a lifelong resident of Kenosha, WI and attended St. Thomas Aquinas grade school, St. Joe’s Academy, and graduated from Mary D. Bradford High School in 1996.
As a child she enjoyed spending time outside with her siblings and friends from morning until dusk. Angela was an accomplished figure skater in her youth. Her father had her in skates and on the ice as soon as she could walk. She spent many hours on and off the ice at the Kenosha Ice Arena practicing the sport she loved. Angela won multiple competitions and awards.
As a young adult Angela enjoyed being able to capture moments working as a manager with Sears photography studio. In her love of photography, Angela always insisted on being the one behind the camera instead of in the picture. She was the best at positioning people in their moments to get the perfect shot.
On July 25, 2005, she married the love of her life, Ryan H. Veinot. Angela and Ryan enjoyed spending time together going to concerts and cookouts before starting their family. Three beautiful children followed: Ethan Gerald Veinot (15), Addison Clark Marie Vienot (14), and Mason Hinrich Veinot (11). Family time and “making memories” were the most important to Angela everywhere they were. She didn’t have to go places or spend money to provide her children with their best summers ever. She could create a whole new world right in their backyard. She was the extra loud mom on the sidelines at sporting events. Angela always took an opportunity to embarrass her children and her nieces & nephews for a good laugh and memory.
In 2017 Angela went back to work part-time as the “lunch lady” with Kenosha Unified School District. She served smiling faces at Washington Middle School until fall of 2022 when she transferred to Bradford High School. She loved being around the students and getting all the current up-to-date gossip, much to the embarrassment of her daughter. This was also her way of still being with her children throughout the day.
Angela had a deep love of the Chicago Cubs. She loved them so much and she called her children in sick on opening day every year so they could watch the game together as a family. Everyone had matching shirts, face paint, and game day food for opening day. The white “W” flag was proudly put out on the porch for every win. She also loved the Green Bay Packers, which nobody understood. This often sparked debate in a house full of Chicago Bears fans. She loved music, especially rock, country, and Jimmy Buffet. There was always music playing if Angela was nearby, except in her van ironically because the kids broke the CD player / radio thinking it was a money insert slot for a vending machine and toys would come out!
Family was most important to Angela. You could count on most summer weekends spent with family on the water or at some type of sporting event.
Angela is loved by many and will be remembered for her outgoing, carefree personality and spirit.
She is survived by her three children, Ethan, Addison, and Mason; mother, Janice; sister, Amy (Litkey) Kaelber; brother, Gerald R. Litkey, Jr.; nieces, Jeanean (Cory) Keske, Ava & Tess Litkey, Alex, Kaden, and Brayden Veinot, William Kaelber, Jed Litkey; and great nephew, Asher.
Angela was preceded in death by her father, Gerald R. Litkey, Sr., and her husband, Ryan H. Veinot.
Memorial Visitation for Angela will be held from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m. on Sunday, March 5, 2023, at Proko Funeral Home. In honor of Angela, we welcome Chicago Cubs, Chicago Bears, and uggg, yes the Green Bay Packers gear. In lieu of flowers, those desiring may make contributions to the Veinot children GoFundMe, https://gofund.me/c454d315. In addition to the GoFundMe, please consider signing up to provide a meal for the family left behind from this tragic accident, https://mealtrain.com/6v67ok.