Phillip 'Flip' E. Keener Sr.
Died: July 21, 2021
Phillip Eugene Keener Sr, age 82, passed away suddenly July 21, 2021 with his best friend by his side.
Phillip was born in Lockport, IL where he lived most of his life. He was honorably discharged from the United States Army. He retired after over 30 years of service as a Union Iron Worker with Local 444. He was a former member at the Lockport Moose Lodge and Belmont AC in Joliet, IL, and a current member at the PRCU Club in LaPorte, IN.
Phillip enjoyed being around people and camping at Mini Mountain Campground in IN. He enjoyed being at his local watering holes The Burger Bar and the PRCU Club in IN, Stella's on State, Jackie's Pub in Lockport, IL and Cry Babies in Joliet, IL. He was known and loved by so many and will be sadly missed.
On July 2, 1966 he married Sandra J. Herring, who preceded him in death on 1/26/2016.
Also preceding him in death were his parents, Clemons and Bessie (Booth) Keener; his brothers, Robert (Lou) Keener, Cecil (Ruth) Keener; his sister, Patricia (Steve) Gladkowski; and sister-in-law, Deborah (Donald) Jenkins.
Surviving are his children, DeeAnn (Jeff) Pesavento, Tracy (Darrin Johnson) Keener, Phillip Keener Jr; stepdaughter, Dena (Jeff Wheeler) Montiel; grandchildren, Cody Johnson, Keith (Maria) Pesavento; step grandchildren, Logan and Lucas Wheeler; great grandchildren; Blake and Ava Pesavento; brother-in-law, William (Lollie) Herring Jr; his best friend, Laura Bell; his cat, Brownie; several nieces, nephews, cousins and dear friends.
Our world has lost a great man, son, brother, husband, uncle, grandpa, and a wonderful friend to all who knew him, most importantly our Pops. The world will shine a little less without him in it.
Per Phillip's wishes, cremation rites were respectfully addressed.
A Celebration of life luncheon will be held Sunday, September 19, 2021 from 1:00pm - 4:00pm at the Lockport Moose Lodge, 118 E. 10th St, Lockport, IL. A burial will take place at Abraham Lincoln National Cemetery in Elwood at a later date.
Memorial contributions to the family to purchase a memorial tree in town would be greatly appreciated.
Published by The Herald-News from Sep. 16 to Sep. 17, 2021.