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Clarence A "Clare" Phillips
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Birth: Dec. 11, 1924
Death: Feb. 5, 2012

Clarence "Clare" A Phillips, 87, was born Dec. 11, 1924, in Rockford, IL and passed away Sunday, Feb. 5, 2012, in Mesa, AZ. He was a resident of Wauconda, IL for 29 years. Before that he resided in Rockford, where he was a city bus driver until he started a lifelong career as an over the road truck driver until retirement. He was awarded the Purple Heart and a Bronze Star as an Army veteran of World War II.

Clarence was the loving husband of the late Patricia; loving father of Konnie (Don) Vallance, Susan (Frank) Fiorello, Michael (Marsha) Phillips, Ben (Jeannie) Mellema, Jerry Mellema and Deborah (Ron) Zinkel; cherished "Papa" to 15 grandchildren and more than 30 great-grandchildren.

Memorial service at 11 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 25, at the Federated Church of Wauconda, 200 S. Barrington Road, Wauconda, IL 60084, (847-526-8471). Inurnment with military honors will follow in Wauconda Cemetery. Visitation from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday, Feb. 24, at Kisselburg-Wauconda Funeral Home, 235 N. Main St., Wauconda, IL 60084.

Published in Rockford Register Star from February 23 to February 24, 2012

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  Patricia Ann Phillips (1932 - 2009)
Wauconda Cemetery
Lake County
Illinois, USA
Created by: Rita Botkin Bomher
Record added: Feb 25, 2012
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