DEWITT — Leo E. Mollet, 86, of DeWitt, Ill., passed away at 3:35 p.m. on July 26, 2018, at Warner Hospital & Health Services, Clinton.
Graveside services, with military honors, will be conducted at 3 p.m. on Tuesday, July 31, at St. Patrick Cemetery, Wapella, with his son, Chaplain Joseph Allen Mollet, officiating. Visitation will be held from 2-3 p.m. on Tuesday, at Calvert Funeral Home, Clinton.
Memorials may be directed to the Special Olympics, the American Cancer Society or The Wounded Warrior Project.
Leo was born on July 13, 1932, in Highland, Ill., the son of Fremont Robert and Eva Mary (Knabel) Mollet. He married Mary Lou Blew in 1957, in Chillicothe, Ill. She passed away on May 15, 1990.
Survivors include his children, Robert Blew, Seattle, Wash.; Michelle Marie (George) Mollet-Singley, Stanford, Ill.; Thomas Leo (Janet Gail) Mollet, Fox River Grove, Ill.; Joseph Allen (Rachel) Mollet, Crown Point, Ind., and Timothy Michael Mollet, Clinton; six grandchildren, including Tiffany Marie Mollet-special beloved granddaughter; siblings, Paul (Mary Ann) Mollet, Sycamore, Ill.; Ralph (Gaylen) Mollet, Abilene, Texas; Roberta Bernardi, Maryville, Ill.; Doris Reynolds, DeWitt, Ill., with whom he made his home for the past several years; Joseph Craig (Emily) Pruitt, Clinton, whom Leo raised as his own son, and Gerald Alan Inman, Wapella, whom he loved as a son.
He was preceded in death by his parents, infant daughter, Victoria Suzanne Mollet, and three brothers.
Leo was a U.S. Army veteran, who served in Korea. He served on the Wapella and DeWitt village boards, was a past mayor of Wapella and was Wapella Fire Chief for 10 years. Leo was a truck driver.
Online condolences may be made at www.calvertmemorial.com.