Francis Assisi Philipp - age: 86
(January 28, 1932 to January 08, 2019 )
Resident of Chicago, Illinois
Visitation Sunday, January 13th, from 4-9 pm with a prayer service at 6:30 pm at
Benson Family Funeral Home
3224 W. Montrose Avenue
Chicago, IL 60618
Funeral Mass, Monday January 14th, 10 am, gather at 9 am at the funeral home
St. Gregory The Great Catholic Church
5545 N. Paulina
Interment with military honors to follow at:
St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery Chapel
River Grove, IL
Francis (Franz) A. Philipp born Jan. 28,1932, and passed away Jan. 8, 2019. The son of the late Henry Philipp and Magdalena Schabauer-Philipp and was proceeded in death by his siblings: Henry A Philipp, Aloysius G Philipp, Magdalene (Philipp) Samec, and Paul G Philipp. Beloved Uncle of 16 nephews and nieces, Great Uncle of 34 and Great-great Uncle of two. Francis was a graduate of St. Gregory the Great elementary and high school in Chicago and attended Loyola University under the GI Bill. He proudly served in the US Navy from 1952 to 1956 during the Korean War and was honored by receiving a medal from the Korean government.
While at Loyola, Francis earned a BS degree majoring in Marketing and a minor in Philosophy. He utilized his education as a buyer for Marshal Fields and eventually retired from there. In October 2017, Francis was on a Honor Flight to Washington D.C. for which he was very thankful.
His humor and love of music endeared him to all that knew him, he played several times with the Chicago area band, The Pollkaholics. He was a community activist and an exceptional award winning gardener. Francis was a strong supporter of his German-Austrian/American heritage in his community.