Cletus “Clete” A. Zoll, Jr.

Cletus “Clete” A. Zoll, Jr., 84 of Riverton, passed away on Saturday, January 15, 2022 at Springfield Memorial Hospital.

Clete was born on February 5, 1937 in Tiffin, OH, the son of Cletus A. Zoll, Sr. and Mary Kathryn (Allman) Zoll. He married Patricia Tannahill Collins on September 10, 2005 and she preceded him in death on January 12, 2022.

Also preceding him in death are his parents; one daughter, Kathy Lynn Zoll; one sister, Revella F. Swett and two brothers, Robert A. Zoll and William A. Zoll.

Clete Graduated from Calvert High School in Tiffin, OH in 1955 and Franklin University in Columbus, OH in 1975.

He was a United States Air Force Veteran serving during the Vietnam War. He retired from the Illinois Air National Guard in 1991 and from AT&T (Illinois Bell) in 1994.

Clete was a Life member of The American Legion Post 32 and AMVETS Post 61. He is a Past Commander of Springfied Post 32 and a Past President and Charter member of the Illinois WWII Veterans Memorial. He was also a member of the Board of Directors during the development and construciton phase of the memorial.

Survivors inclue; two sons, Kevin J. (Cathy) Zoll of Depauville, NY and Gregory A. Zoll of California; one daughter, Vanessa M. Zoll Hood of Troy, MO; one sister, Anna K. (Cliff) Meyers of Carey, OH; one step-son, DeWayne Collins; two step-daughters, Sandra (Ronald) Weeks and Carla Lawson; seven grandchildren; four step-grandchildren; twelve great grandchildren; eight step-great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.

Memorial Gathering: 4-7 pm, Thursday, January 20, 2022 at Staab Funeral Home – Springfield.

Memorial Service: 12:30 pm, Friday, January 21, 2022 at Staab Funeral Home – Springfield with Pastor Clint Cook officiating. Burial will follow at Camp Butler National Cemetery where military honors will be conducted.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Sangamon County Interveterans Burial Detail; Land of Lincoln Honor Flight or a charity of the donor’s choice.

CDC protocol shall be followed.

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