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Robert "RV" Lynn Veleke

July 7, 1948 ~ January 15, 2024 (age 75) 75 Years Old

Robert "RV" Veleke Obituary

Robert L. Veleke, age 75 of Clintonville passed away on Monday, January 15, 2024 at St. Elizabeth Hospital, Appleton, due to complications following heart surgery.

Bob grew up in Waupun with his parents Lyle and Helen (Greenfield) Veleke and his sister Donna.  He graduated from Waupun High School and went on to college at UW-Oshkosh where he played trumpet and served as Drum Major in the marching band while earning his Bachelor’s degree in Music Education.  He started his teaching career as a band director with the Clintonville School District in 1970, but was drafted into the Army after just one semester, so left to serve for 2 years.  While there, he became the Company Clerk, or as he often described it, “the Radar O’Reilly of Fort Campbell, KY”.  He then returned to Clintonville where he remained as a band director for 36 years before retiring in 2006.  He was immensely proud of his band program and his former students, who still called him ‘RV’ when they would see him around town.

Bob’s passion was pheasant hunting, and he loved to tell stories about his dogs and tracking down birds.  He also enjoyed many years of deer hunting, fishing, golfing, bowling, and building a large model train layout in the basement.  He looked forward to weekly pool playing and card games with friends and annual fishing trips to Lake Winnibigosh in Minnesota.

Survivors include: 
Wife:  Jodi
Daughter:  Kristin (Kimberly) Deatherage-Veleke and several grandchildren and great-grandchildren
Sister:  Donna (Brad) Cooper

He was preceded in death by his parents, Lyle and Helen Veleke

Memorial services will be held 11 AM Wednesday, January 24, 2024 at the First Presbyterian Church, Shawano, with the Rev. Debbie Pagels officiating. Inurnment will take place at Bethesda Cemetery, in the spring.

Visitation will take place from 4-7 PM on Tuesday, January 23, 2024, and again on Wednesday morning from 9 AM until the time of service, all at the church. A light lunch will be served following the service.

In lieu of flowers the family welcomes donations to the Clintonville High School Instrumental Music Department or First Presbyterian Church of Shawano.
 
The Eberhardt-Stevenson Funeral Home & Crematory, Clintonville, is assisting the Veleke family with arrangements.

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Services

Visitation
Tuesday
January 23, 2024

4:00 PM to 7:00 PM
First Presbyterian Church, Shawano
100 W. Presbyterian St.
Shawano, WI 54166

Visitation
Wednesday
January 24, 2024

9:00 AM to 11:00 AM
First Presbyterian Church, Shawano
100 W. Presbyterian St.
Shawano, WI 54166

Memorial Service
Wednesday
January 24, 2024

11:00 AM
First Presbyterian Church, Shawano
100 W. Presbyterian St.
Shawano, WI 54166

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