Founder of Tire Rack, Pete Veldman, dies

By: NewsCenter 16 Staff Email
By: NewsCenter 16 Staff Email
He leaves behind a wife and six children, as well as a lasting legacy.

(TIRE INDUSTRY ASSOCIATION PHOTO)

SOUTH BEND, Ind. The founder of the South Bend-based Tire Rack, Pete Veldman, died Monday.

He leaves behind a wife and six children, as well as a lasting legacy.

The name Veldman can be seen on auto shops and service centers throughout South Bend.

Family members say Pete's passion and hobby was simply being with people, he was a devout catholic and philanthropist.

A visitation will be held Wednesday at Kaniewski Funeral Home between 2 p.m. and 8 p.m.

A mass will be held Thursday at 10 a.m. at Christ the King Church.

Veldman was 87.


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