George Arnold "Bub" Roquet, 88, of New Windsor, Illinois died Friday, January 23, 2015 at Unity-Point Health in Rock Island. Services are 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, January 27, 2015 at the New Windsor Presbyterian Church. Burial is in the New Windsor Cemetery where graveside military rites will be conducted. Visitation is 4-7 p.m. Monday at the church. In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund will be established. Peterson-Wallin-Knox Funeral Home in Alpha is in charge of arrangements and online condolences can be made at www.petersonwallinknox.com.
Bub was born July 10, 1926 in New Windsor, Illinois to George and Bernice Bopp Roquet. He graduated from New Windsor High School. He enlisted in the U.S. Army/Air Force, having served in Guam during World War II. He married Marjorie J. Brooks May 15, 1949 in Milan, Illinois.
He was employed at his father's store in New Windsor, Roquet Produce and Feed. Bub was a substitute rural carrier for 17 years before being appointed postmaster in New Windsor, retiring on February 1, 1988 after serving 40 years of postal service.
Bub was a lifetime member of the New Windsor Presbyterian Church where he served as trustee and elder. He served on the Board of Directors of the New Windsor Cemetery Association and was a 68 year member of the George Norris American Legion Post #484 where he served as commander, adjutant and bugler. Other memberships included: the New Windsor Fair Board, Mercer County Cancer Society, Relay for Life, Boy Scouts of America and the New Windsor Village Board clerk. He was a Winola School Board member, a 40 year member of the New Windsor Fire Department where he served as secretary and fire chief and the New Windsor Business Association where he served as secretary and treasurer.
He enjoyed taking care of his vehicles, woodworking with Dennis, listening to Big Band music, playing trumpet in the New Windsor band and spending time with his family.
Bub is survived by his wife of 65 years, Marjorie; two daughters: Candice Wilson of Sherrard, IL; Trudy (Dennis) Litwiler of Aledo; 5 grandchildren, Courtney (Ken) Legendre of Davenport, Iowa; Carrie (Todd) Swanson of Bettendorf, Iowa; Carley (Rob) Alcorn of Peachtree Corners, GA, Dustin (Kristy) Litwiler of Altoona, Iowa; Shay (Lisa) Litwiler of Aledo, IL; 10 great grandchildren, Drew, Darin, Carter, Tyce, Callie, Kalyn, Grace, Cody, Roquet, Kendall; one sister, Nancy Medd of Iowa City, IA; several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, one son, Bradley, one son-in-law, Curt Wilson, one sister, Vonda.
American Cancer Society
Asiatic-Pacific Campaign Ribbon
Boy Scouts of America
Good Conduct Medal
Relay for Life
World War 2 Victory Medal
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Monday, January 26th, 2015, 4:00pm - 7:00pm, New Windsor Presbyterian Church
Tuesday, January 27th, 2015, 11:00am, New Windsor Presbyterian Church