John Verelst Jr

April 14, 1935 ~ July 25, 2019 (age 84)


John Verelst, Jr., 84, of Cherry Valley died Thursday, July 25, 2019 at McMurray Hills Manor.

He was born April 14, 1935 in Sturgeon; a son of the late John B. and Minnie (Smith) Verelst, Sr

Mr. Verelst served in the U.S. Army during the Korean war. 

He worked for Dravo Steel Co. on Neville Island for 29 years. He also owned and operated Verelst and Sons Auto Salvage in Cherry Valley and had a farm.

Mr. Verelst was a member of Centennial Lafayette Masonic Lodge # 544 F & AM, Carnegie and a member of the American Legion # 485, McDonald. He loved to attend auctions and was an avid collector of antiques, old cars and tractors.

Surviving are a son, Mark (Jennie Lee) Verelst of Cherry Valley; a brother, Robert Verelst of Cherry Valley; and his Chihuahua, Rocky.

Deceased are a son, John Verelst III; and a brother, William Verelst.

Friends will be received from 11 am to 12:30 pm, the time of services on Saturday, August 3, 2017 at Nation Funeral Home, Inc., 220 E. Lincoln Ave., McDonald with Rev. Justin Amsler, pastor of McDonald Presbyterian Church officiating.  Burial will follow in Mt. Prospect Cemetery, Hickory. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions are suggested to The MDS Foundation, 4573 South Broad St., Suite 150, Yardville, NJ 08620. Online condolences, photos and additional information are available at

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August 3, 2019

11:00 AM to 12:30 PM
Nation Funeral Home
218-220 East Lincoln Ave
McDonald, PA 15057

Funeral Service
August 3, 2019

12:30 PM
Nation Funeral Home
218-220 East Lincoln Ave
McDonald, PA 15057


The MDS Foundation
4573 South Broad St., Suite 150, Yardville NJ 08620

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