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Monday - May 21, 2018 12:36 pm

Local veterinarian and husband drown on vacation in Iceland

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Janet Veit and Brian Schumacher Janet Veit and Brian Schumacher

A southern Minnesota couple on vacation in Iceland reportedly has drowned accidentally while fishing. 

Veterinarian Janet Veit from the Hillside Animal Hospital in La Crosse reportedly drowned on Sunday after falling into cold water. 

Veit's husband, Brian Schumacher, also died while trying to rescue her, according to information from their families. 

Schumacher was a technologist on the staff at Gundersen in La Crosse. 

The couple lived in La Crescent. 

Funeral arrangements have not been announced yet.


Last modified on Friday - June 8, 2018 3:19 am
Brad Williams

A native of Prairie du Chien, Brad graduated from U-W-La Crosse and has worked in radio news for more than 30 years, mostly in the La Crosse area.  Brad writes the website "Triviazoids," which finds odd connections between events that happen on a certain date, and he writes and performs with the local comedy group Heart of La Crosse.  He's been featured on several national TV programs because of his memory skills.  

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