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Larry Phillips

June 2, 1929 — November 29, 2021

Larry Phillips was born on June 2, 1929 in Chicago, IL to Charles and Ruby (Bartlett) Phillips. He married the love of his life, Mary Ann Reimann on March 12, 1955, at the Federated Church in Sandwich, IL.

Larry graduated from Hinckley-Big Rock High School. He spent 40 years faithfully serving people by running his own milk route, working for Q-Candy and Canteen vending Corporations. His 40-acre farm produced tons of asparagus, tomatoes and sweet corn for Campbells Soup and Del Monte Companies.

Larry was a longtime dedicated member of the Federated Church of Sandwich, where he was married and served as both a Deacon and Trustee. He faithfully attended men’s Bible studies, mission trips, volunteered for Meals on Wheels, and was coffee maker extraordinaire.

Larry was a loyal member of the Sandwich Lion’s Club for 52 years. He was very proud of the work they did and his perfect attendance.  He delighted generations of children for over 40 years through his operation of Grandpa’s Pumpkin Patch.  He was a lifelong Cubs fan, who attended the 4th game of the 1945 World Series, and joyfully celebrated their 2016 World Series win.

Larry is survived by his loving wife of 66 years, Mary Ann (Reimann), of Sandwich, IL; son, Jerry (Deb) Phillips of Camas, WA: daughters, Laurie (Jerry) Chase of Yorkville, IL; and Carol (Jen Haley) Phillips of Elgin, IL; grandchildren Kevin Chase, Debi (Kris) Heimer, Beki (Bob) Lockwood, Brian (Johanna) Chase, Mindi Chase, Kate (Dick Ward) Phillips and Andy Phillips; great grandchildren Luke and Jack Lockwood and Noah and Amelia Chase; sisters-in-law Wilma Phillips, Lois Hill, and Sharon Reimann; and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents, Charles and Ruby (Bartlett) Phillips; sister, Shirley Johnston; and brother, Richard Phillips.

Visitation will be held on Friday, December 3, 2021 from 4:00 – 7:00 pm at the Beverage Family Funeral Home in Sandwich, IL. The celebration of Larry’s life will be held on Saturday, December 4, 2021, at 10:00 a.m. at the Federated Church in Sandwich, IL. Following the celebration, a graveside service will be held at the Oak Mound Cemetery in Somonauk, IL. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Federated Church. Funeral arrangements were entrusted to Beverage Family Funeral Home. Online condolences may be made at

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Service Schedule

Past Services


Friday, December 3, 2021

4:00 - 7:00 pm (Central time)

Beverage Family Funeral Home

104 Terry St, Sandwich, IL 60548

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Saturday, December 4, 2021

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