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Melvin J. (Mel) Vilt

Melvin J. Vilt age, 69, of Moberly, Mo. passed away with his family by his side on Wednesday, September 19, 2018, at his home. Mel was born April 4, 1949, in Cleveland, Ohio, to James Fredrick and Agnes Ann (Novotny) Vilt. He served his Country in the United States Airforce for 20 years before retiring in 1988. Mel was a member of Moberly Fraternal Order of the Eagles #2669. Recently he was elected State Vice-President of Missouri State Aerie Fraternal Order of the Eagles. He was an Elks, VFW, and Moose Lodge member as well. Mel also served as a Boy Scout Master in Okinawa. He was preceded in death by his son, David Kinjo Vilt. Survivors include his wife of 35 years, Virginia Vilt of Moberly, Missouri; sons: Calvin Vilt and Tony Wilkerson, both of Moberly, Missouri, and Stephen Vilt of Boulder, Colorado; daughter, Anna Mariea Douglas of Cordova, South Carolina; brother, Donald Vilt of Columbia, South Carolina; sister, Rose Antoon of Cleveland, Ohio; grandchildren: Calvin "C.J" Vilt, Jr., Cade Vilt, Keegan Vilt, Keyaira Wilkerson, Stevi Wilkerson, Isbella Wilkerson, Angel Wilkerson, Benjamin Pelton. A visitation will be held on Saturday, September 22, 2018, from 3:00 p.m. until 5:00 p.m. at the Million Taylor Funeral Homes of Moberly, Missouri. A meal will be held at the Moberly Eagles starting at 6:00 p.m. following visitation. Beginning at 7:00 p.m. a service will take place at the Eagles. Inurnment will be held on Tuesday, September 25, 2018, at 2:00 p.m. at the Missouri State Veterans Cemetery, Jacksonville, Missouri under the direction of Million Taylor Funeral Homes. Memorial donations may be made to the Fraternal Order of Eagles, Cancer Fund, c/o Moberly FOE #2669, 1408 N. Morley St., Moberly, Missouri, 62570. To send flowers or a memorial gift to the family of Melvin J. (Mel) Vilt please visit our Sympathy Store.

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To the Vilt family: My deepest sympathies to you and your loved ones. I was stationed with Mel at Det 1 (LJ) --he was a nice guys and will be missed by all who knew him.

Sue Winkler Oct 6 2018 12:00 AM

i was stationed with mel here in la junta, co for years. so sorry for your loss

JOHN DANIEL Oct 5 2018 12:00 AM

I didn't know...my heart goes out to his family and friends. RIP Mel

Rosalie Duvall Sep 25 2018 12:00 AM

A candle was lit in memory of Melvin Vilt

Annie Clark Sep 23 2018 12:00 AM

I worked with Mel at Dura. He was an amazing man and friend. Prayers going up for Miss Virginia and the family RIP my friend gone but never forgotten till we meet again

Annie Clark Sep 23 2018 12:00 AM

Sorry for the loss of Mel. He was a good man. I considered him a friend. I worked with mel for a few years at Dura. Rest in peace my friend. To Calvin and his siblings and Virginia I'm sorry. May god be with you. I know how it feels.

Jim Brammer Sep 22 2018 12:00 AM

Many thoughts and prayers sent to Ms Virginia and family...I never met Mel but love his wife to peices may God give u the strength thru this time of great grief...we love you and are here if you need anything! Rest in Heaven Mel

Rebekah Kennah Sep 22 2018 12:00 AM

Met Melvin many years ago. He was a hoot and will be missed by many. Rest in heaven my friend til we meet again

Olivia Sep 20 2018 12:00 AM