EAST PEORIA - Vel K. Arnett, 54, of East Peoria, Ill., passed away at 11:10 a.m. Wednesday, July 2, 2014, at his home.
He was born on Sept. 25, 1959, in Peoria, Ill., to James and Donna Doty Arnett.
Vel was a wonderful father to his three surviving daughters, Ashley, Chelsie and Kirstie. Also surviving are his father, James Arnett; two sisters, Charlene Worden and Jane Smith; three grandsons; and longtime companion, Charlene Arnett.
He was preceded in death by his brother, Brad Arnett; sister, Tina Arnett; and his mother.
Vel was retired from the United States Air Force and the Air National Guard.
He also retired from the United States Postal Service, where he was a letter carrier in Ottawa.
Vel was an avid golfer who spent many hours enjoying the course at Quail Meadows in East Peoria. He was also a St. Louis Cardinals fan.
A funeral service was held Saturday, July 5, 2014, at Deiters Funeral Home & Crematory in East Peoria. Visitation will be from 2 to 4 p.m. Cremation rites were accorded following the service.
Memorials may be made to Illinois CancerCare in Peoria.
Vel's memorial website is available at www.deitersfuneralhome.com, where condolences may also be sent to the family.
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