Robert L. Velliquette, 88, of Armstrong, formerly of Pana passed away on Wednesday, July 17, 2019 in his home. He was born February 4, 1931 in Rocky Ridge, OH, son of the late Melvin J. & Goldie A. (Cutcher) Velliquette. Robert married Peggy Smart on February 28, 1970 and she preceded him in death on December 10, 2013.
Robert was a member of the U.S.Navy & U.S. Air Force, serving in both the Vietnam & Korean Wars. He spent his life in civil service, working in the Rantoul mess hall. He lived the majority of his life in Pana and was a member of the Pana Christian Church, Pana VFW, and AmVets, serving as commander of the Rantoul location. He loved cooking & baking.
Robert is survived by his son, Brad Velliquette, Armstrong, Ill.; grandchildren: Kelsey (Jeremy) Jones, Gifford, Ill.; Kourtney (Trent) Fermanich, Rockford, Ill. & Kody Newell, Armstrong, Ill. and great grandson, Jordan Jones. He was also preceded in death by his daughter-in-law, Kimberly Velliquette.
Funeral services will be held on Monday, July 22, 2019 in McCracken-Dean Funeral Home at 11:00 a.m. with Pastor Dave Altman officiating. Burial will be in Price Cemetery, Oconee with military rites by Pana Veterans Honor Guard. Visitation will be Monday from 10:00 a.m. until service time in the funeral home. www.mdfh.com