Phillip R. Hammerschmitt, age 84, of Brookfield. Beloved husband of Carolyn Hammerschmitt, nee Crothers; dear father of Beth (Tom) Kraus, Timothy (Rizalina) Hammerschmitt, Douglas (Emmanuelle) Hammerschmitt, and Amy (John) Stinson; "Papa" of Ian (fiancé Erin), Sean, Haley, Morgan, Sydney, Andrew, Noah, Nathan, and Brianna; great-grandpa of Degan and Delaney; brother of Bruce (Linda), the late Patricia and Marilyn; uncle of many nieces and nephews. "Master Hugger" of many. Phil was a computer engineer until his retirement. Most of those years he was employed by IBM. In June of this year, Carolyn and Phillip celebrated 59 years of marriage. He will always be remembered for his great stories and for the weekly "papa cards" that he sent to all of the grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Visitation Sunday, July 25, 2021 from 3:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. and Monday, July 26, 2021 from 9:00 A.M. to 9:30 A.M. at Hitzeman Funeral Home, Ltd. 9445 W. 31st Street, Brookfield, IL 60513. Funeral Monday 9:30 A.M. to St. Louise de Marillac Church, corner of 30th and Raymond Ave., La Grange Park. Mass 10:00 A.M. Interment Queen of Heaven, Hillside. Memorials appreciated to your favorite charity
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Published by Chicago Tribune on Jul. 22, 2021.