Loren Ray Phillips, 85, of LaSalle, died suddenly on August 7, 2020 in Illinois Valley Community Hospital.
Funeral services will be 2:00 PM Saturday, August 15 in the Hurst Funeral Home in LaSalle with the Rev Glenn Foster officiating. Visitation will be from 1:00 PM until time of services. In accordance with the Illinois guidelines, face masks will be required and social distancing will be observed.
Loren was born in Mt. Vernon on March 20, 1935 to Lester R. and Wanda J. (Isaac) Phillips. He married Shirley Wingfield in Mt. Vernon on December 8, 1958. Loren graduated from Mt. Vernon Township High School. He worked at Anaconola and Duplex in Sycamore before becoming a painter and pressman in Spring Valley and Granville. He also worked for the delivery service UDS in LaSalle and Hass Bakery of St. Louis.
Loren is survived by his wife Shirley of LaSalle, two daughters; Susan Selser of LaSalle, and Laura Redd of Rockford, five grandchildren; Michael Terry of LaSalle, Nashea Ridgeway of WA, Thomas Putman of Peru, Josh Phillips of Peru, and Jacob Stoner of LaSalle, four great-grandchildren; two sisters, Carol Hargis of St. Louis, MO and Linda Neighbors of Mt. Vernon; two brothers Gary Phillips of Rockford and Joe Phillips TN; eight nieces and five nephews.
He was preceded in death by one granddaughter Nicole Borostowski.
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