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Dr. Yoveak Penh

January 2, 1936July 25, 2020

Peoria - Dr. Penh Yoveak, 84, of West Peoria, passed away at 8:21 a.m. on Saturday, July 25, 2020 at his home peacefully surrounded by his loving family. He was born on January 2, 1936 in Phnom Penh, Cambodia to Monirath and Chea (Nuon) Penh. He married Vandy Saosing on January 5, 1970 in Bangkok, Thailand. She survives.

Also surviving are his daughter, Sucheata (Michael Davis) Penh-Davis; two sons, Rithisen Penh and Phnom Penh; and two grandchildren, Sirindhorn Davis and Isaac Davis. He was preceded in death by his parents and a brother.

Yoveak was a Colonel in the Cambodian Army in which he was active for 21 years. He worked for the Kingdom of Cambodia as the Officer of the Ministry of Economy and Finance. Yoveak last worked as the Deputy Director of the Planning and Cooperation Department within the ASEAN Council of Ministers where he worked at for over 25 years. In 1984, he completed a Master's degree in Education at Illinois State University. He also had received an honorary doctorate from Cambodia. Yoveak and Vandy owned and operated the Vandy Penh Oriental and European Food and Gifts store in West Peoria for 11 years. He loved reading, fixing things around the house, photography, exercising, traveling, and loved watching professional wrestling.

Yoveak's visitation will be private. A private burial will take place in St. Mary's Cemetery in West Peoria. Davison-Fulton Woodland Chapel in Peoria is in charge of arrangements. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to a charity of donor's choice.


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Anj (Angela) Frank

July 28, 2020

To Vandy and family:
I was saddened to see Yoveak's obituary. I will keep you all in my thoughts and prayers. Praying for you to have strength to bear losing your, husband, father and grandfather.
Anj Frank (OSF co-worker of Vandy)