Leonard Andrew “Sarge” Veschak, 83, of Benld, died at St. Francis Hospital in Litchfield on Friday, September 7, 2018. He was born on October 31, 1934, in Benld to Adam Veschak and Mary (Suytak) Veschak. He married Eleanor J. (Cunningham) Veschak on January 7, 1956, in Benld.
He was retired after having been a supervisor for Olin Company and a custodian for Community Unit School District 7. Leonard was a veteran of the US Army after having served from 1957-1958.
He is survived by his spouse, Eleanor Veschak of Benld; children, Laurie Veschak of St. Peters, MO and Pamela (Keith) Bell of Benld; grandchildren, David (Tyra) Wasylenko, Andrea Wasylenko, Megan (Jesus) Cuadra, and Benjamin Bell; and great-grandchildren, Alyssa, Gavin, and Jackson.
Leonard was preceded in death by his parents; sons, Leonard Andrew Veschak Jr. and Mark Andrew Veschak; four brothers; and six sisters.
Visitation services will be held on Saturday, September 15, 2018, at Kravanya Funeral Home in Benld from 10:00 a.m. until 11:30 a.m with memorial service following at the funeral home with Brother Keith Bell officiating. Memorials are suggested to wishes of the family. Kravanya Funeral Home, Benld is in charge of the arrangements.