Born: February 11, 1925 - Deceased: August 12, 2021
George Velas, 96, of Slinger, WI, formerly Belleville, IL born February 11, 1925, died Thursday, August 12, 2021 at his home in Slinger, WI. where he lived with his daughter and son-in-law.
George was a member of Our Lady Queen of Peace Parish. He was a founding partner and president of 4 Star Homes in Belleville for nearly 40 years before his retirement. He served in the Navy during WWII and was honorably discharged in 1946. Prior to his naval service, he attended Oklahoma University in Norman, OK and Washington University in St. Louis, MO. He had many hobbies, including stained glass, pottery, painting, building ship models, sharing his love of chess with his grandsons, traveling the world with his beloved Nonie, and spending time on his houseboat with family and friends.
He was preceded in death by his:
- Parents, Peter and Sylvia, nee Metcalf, Velas
- His beloved wife of 68 years, Nora
- Great Grandson, Samuel Stormer
Surviving are his:
- Sheri (Bob) Stormer, of Dixon, MO
- Marge (Mike) O’Connell of Slinger, WI
- Barb (Paul) Duron of Silverado, CA
- Sean (Samantha) Stormer
- Suzanne (David) Breuer
- Amy Stormer
- J. Scott Madsen
- Oriana Duron (Eric) Gourley
- Rrio Duron
- Great Grandchildren:
- Lucia Emilie Breuer
- Melody Jean Madsen
- Norah Lynn Madsen
- Bryce Anthony Parrish
- Melina Lucille Stormer
- Maclayne Kay Stormer
- Mariska Nicole Stormer
- Aubrey Alan Gourley
- David Orion Gourley
- Elena James McDonald
Memorials: Memorials may be made to Our Lady Queen of Peace Church in Belleville, IL.
Visitation: Visitation from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm, Tuesday, August 24, 2021 at Kurrus Funeral Home, Belleville, IL and from 9:30 am to 10:00 am on Wednesday, August 25, 2021 at Our Lady Queen of Peace Church, Belleville, IL.
Funeral: A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:00 am, on Wednesday, August 25, 2021, at Our Lady Queen of Peace Church, Belleville, IL with Msgr. Jack McEvilly officiating. Interment will follow at Mount Carmel Cemetery in Belleville, IL.