Robert G. Venard Jr., age 62, of Oquawka, Illinois; passed away at 7:35 am on Monday, February 10, 2020 at the Roseville Rehab and Health Care Center. Robert was born on January 31, 1958 in Monmouth, Illinois and is the son of Robert G. Sr. and Peggy Ann Colley Venard. He attended Monmouth schools and graduated from Monmouth High School in the class of 1976. He then attended and graduated from Monmouth College with a degree in Sociology with the class of 1980. Robert began work in Decatur, Illinois, but his main employment was as a systems administrator for Bristol Meyers Squibb in Princeton, New Jersey from where he retired in 2010. Robert had a passion for fine wine and good Vodka and enjoyed going to "Market Alley Wines" in Monmouth. He enjoyed shooting and collecting guns and loved his pet cats. Robert enjoyed the television show, " Midnight Mausoleum " and Marlena Midnight. He often read the dictionary and was known to be a master of it! Robert had a great sense of humor and a heart of gold. Surviving Robert are two sisters and a brother-in-law. A number of nieces and nephews are also surviving along with his favorite cats. He is preceded in his death by his parents.
A gathering of his family and friends is planned for Thursday, February 27, 2020 at Market Alley Wines of Monmouth beginning at Noon. Cremation has been accorded. A memorial fund is being established for Western Illinois Animal Rescue.
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