Toulon – John F. Phillips, 78, of 225 W. Thomas died at 6:55 a.m.
Wednesday, March 11, 1998, at his home.
Born May 10, 1919,in
rural Wyoming to John G. and Cora I. Delphy Phillips, he married
Marjorie A. Peterson on May 11, 1952, in Wyoming. She survives him.
Also surviving are one daughter, Joann Mendell of Peoria; one
sister, Dorothy Funderburg of Chadwick; one brother, Donald of Galva;
four grandchildren; and two great-grandchildren. Three sisters and two
brothers preceded him in death.
He was a World War II Army
veteran, serving as a sergeant. He was wounded at St. Marie Glias during
the Battle of the Bulge and awarded the Purple Heart.
in maintenance and transportation at Toulon Grade Scholl for 24 years,
retiring in 1984.
He was a life member of the Disabled American
Veterans and the 82nd Airborne Division Association. He was a member of
First Congregational Church in Toulon.
Services will be at 10:30
a.m. Saturday at Debolt-Kidd Funeral Home, Toulon. The Rev. Harry Losey
will officiate. Visitation will be from 7 to 9 p.m. Friday at the
funeral home. Burial will be in Evergreen Memorial Gardens, Kewanee.
Memorials may be made to any charity.