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Philip Bungard

May 15, 1948 — March 5, 2020

Philip John Bungard, age 71, of Chillicothe, passed away on Thursday, March 5, 2020 in Chillicothe.

Philip was born on May 15, 1948 in Peoria to Joseph A. and Helen M. (Myers) Bungard. He married Barbara A. Cherry on May 4, 1969 in Chillicothe.

Surviving are his wife of 50 years, Barb; his children, Brian (Tiffany) Bungard, Jeffrey (Denise) Bungard and Jennifer Jo (Bradley) DeVoss, all of Chillicothe; six grandchildren, Kayla (Brandon Heuermann) Bungard, Shelbi Bungard, Isabella and Olivia DeVoss, Emily and Logan Bungard; one great-granddaughter, Sophia Ann; his sister, Carol J. Foster of Peoria; and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; his brother-in-law; and one niece.

Philip was a U.S. Army courier serving in the Vietnam War. He then worked for the Operating Engineers Local #649 for over 37 years, retiring in 2010. He was a member of the American Legion Post #9, the VFW Post #4999, the 40/8, Peoria Casting Club, and the Masonic Lodge. He enjoyed fishing, hunting and spoiling his grandkids. Philip was larger than life with a heart just as big. He was loved by so many and will be deeply missed.

Services will be held on Tuesday, March 10, 2020 at 1pm at Weber-Hurd Funeral Home in Chillicothe. Visitation will also be on Tuesday beginning at 10am at the funeral home. Interment with military honors will be at St. Joseph Cemetery in Rome. Memorials may be made to the American Legion Post #9. Online condolences may be made through


MAR 10. 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM (CDT)

Weber-Hurd Funeral Home
1107 North Fourth Street
Chillicothe, IL 61523

Funeral Service

MAR 10. 1:00 PM (CDT)

Weber-Hurd Funeral Home
1107 North Fourth Street
Chillicothe, IL 61523

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