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Philip Elligsen

Philip Elligsen

Philip Elligsen, age 85, of Quincy, died on Tuesday, February 9, 2021 in Blessing Hospital. He was born on August 8, 1935 in Quincy, the son of Albert A. and Maryellen (Sheeley) Elligsen.

Philip graduated from Quincy Senior High and attended Quincy University.

Hedwig "Hedy" Elligsen and Philip were married on June 7, 1958 in St. Boniface Church by Hedy's uncle, Msgr. Henry B. Schnelten.

Philip worked for 19 years with the Quincy Public School Transportation Department. He held several positions in his life, mainly that of an independent contractor. Philip and Hedy were also partners in "Hedy's Cookies" in Quincy and Union Station in St. Louis.

Hedy and Philip were heavily engaged in church work, social work and directing church choirs in the Peoria area. He was a woodworker who with his son Erich rebuilt condemned and dilapidated buildings into German Style architecture as Philip's gift to his beloved Hedy. Philip enjoyed going to operas with his granddaughter, Hedy Marie Elligsen.

Philip is survived by his children: John A. Elligsen and Erich (Norma) Elligsen, Eileen Rawlings and Mariellen (Phillip) Dowell; grandchildren: Hedy Marie Elligsen, Annalies Dowell and Nick Hopper.

He was preceded in death by his beloved wife, Hedy, father and mother and two infant grandsons.

Philip was a private individual, so he requests private graveside services conducted by Dan Herridge at Greenmount Cemetery. The services are private for members of the immediate family per Philip's wishes. Memorials may be made to the organization of the donor' choice. Services are in care of Duker & Haugh Funeral Home.

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From:
Dallis & Becky Moore
14 E Pleasant St, IN
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Erich, Norma & family..So sorry about your loss..I didn't know him but you being in their family, He had to be a great man...
From:
Neal Coleman
quincy, IL
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So sorry for your loss. Thinking of you and your family.
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Hedy Elligsen
Quincy, IL
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My grandfather was a very good man that helped to raise another very good man (my dad Erich). I will miss him and my grandmother (Hedwig (Hedy)) very much. Both of them have helped raise me alongside my parents and I am honored to have had the chance to have born into a very loving family. My grandfather has taught me many things in my life that have made me into the person that I am today. I will miss going to the operas with him and having someone to talk music with. He has helped me every step of the way with my music and it is because of him, (and God) that I was able to accomplish finishing my degree in music. I will miss traveling to and from Culver with him and the conversations we had together while on my way to school. I will cherish the memories I have of him and I learning the baritone and tuba together. Those lessons not only taught me how to play an instrument, but they also taught me how to be determined and to never give up on anything that I wish to achieve. I will miss listening to the conversations my dad and him had on new projects that they wished to do. Those conversations between the both of them were some of the most interesting and fun filled. My grandfather and my grandmother are both together with our merciful God, sleeping and waiting for the today when all of us are together again.
"And now, dear brothers and sisters, we want you to know what will happen to the believers who have died so you will not grieve like people who have no hope. For since we believe that Jesus died and was raised to life again, we also believe that when Jesus returns, God will bring back with him the believers who have died." (1 Thessalonians 4:13-14)
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Norma Elligsen
Quincy, IL
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Pop was a wonderful man. He was a proud man. We had our difference but we loved each other. He missed momma so much and I am glad that he is out of pain and suffering. Good people pass away; the godly often die before their time. But no one seems to care or wonder why. No one seems to understand that God is protecting them from the evil to come. For those who follow godly paths will rest in peace when they die, so poppa rest in peace now. We love you and will miss you.
From:
Erich Elligsen
Quincy, IL
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My father is my best friend, guide and a true man, he guided me into the light of God, to make the right decisions in life and give me advice no matter how hard it may have been. He was there to talk to when I needed him at any hour, he defended me and put me in the right direction, he was never short of a pat on the back and to say "I love you". He always kissed me on the top of my head as a child and I never ever felt alone or scared, he loved my mother with all his heart and protected his family fearlessly. Together with the help of God my parents showed me how a family should be. He cared about his family more then himself, he showed my sister and I the world while teaching us about his love for music. No words can express the loss I have suffered in the last two years. Loosing my mother and father, my nightmare is now a reality, but my piece is knowing with out a doubt they are with and protected by a wonderful God, It will be a twinkle of the eye before they see me but it will feel like eternity before I see them. Pop is a very hard person to describe because he was many things, you could try to sum it up as if God made everything honest in his heart, pure, caring, loving, protective, believer in God, lover of fine music, a guide, a encyclopedia of knowledge and someone you should mold yourself to be. He was proud of his grandchild becoming a music major, they spent many hours talking over opera's and fine arts. He loved each grandchild in their own unique way. I looked up to him every day, I loved to tell him something new in my life or good that happened. I will miss Pop and Mom every day till we are once again together.
From:
Larry Moller
Quincy, IL
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So sorry for your loss. Dad is in a better place w Mom a d other family members. God Bless him. May He Rest in Peace.
From:
Donna Kistner
Spring Hill, KS
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My husband Dwight and I always enjoyed our times with the Elligsen family. Such wonderful Christian people. Phil was such a hard worker and always had a project. I worked with him at the "Bus Barn" and he was well liked and respected there also. My sincere condolences to Erich, Norma and family. You are in my thoughts and prayers. I have dear memories of you all.
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Mariellen Dowell
Rushville, IL
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I was truly lucky to have him for my Dad, he was the rock of our family. I was so fortunate to be close to both my parents. it was devastating to my Dad when we lost Mom & all our family, Mom had passed. My Dad and I got sooo much closer, if we did not see each other, we called each other several times a day. My brother Erich told me he cherished every time I called him, I know he is sooo much happy he is with my sweet Momma. What gives me comfort he is at peace & with Mom ,and I look forward to the day I will see him & Mom. I miss you sooo much Pop & Love you & Mom sooo much
From:
Kelly Sanderson
Hamilton, IL
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Mariellen and family. We are thinking of you! Tim and Kelly
From:
Mick Myers
Mt. Sterling, IL
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Mein herzlichen Beileid von mir an deine Familie.