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Phillip Willis

September 8, 1948 June 26, 2019
Phillip Willis
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Obituary for Phillip Willis

Phillip Willis
Of Lincolnshire

Phillip Willis was born on September 8, 1948 in Chicago to Frank and Virginia (nee Mcchinak) Willis. He died Wednesday, June 26, 2019 in Lincolnshire.

Phil was a hardwood flooring contractor and owned his own business, Willis Floor Company for 33 years.

After his family and grandchildren, Phil's love was birds of prey and Falconry. Phil became interested in Falconry in high school and kept and flew birds his entire life.
He even attempted to capture the local falcons he saw flying around while he was serving in Vietnam during the war. He loved trapping hawks and assisted a number of bird banders capturing and marking many raptors.

Phil was also heavily involved in breeding Falcons. He successfully produced many peregrines and hybrid falcons with his friends and helped others around the country to produce birds. He also was a pigeon fancier and for a while did white pigeon releases at weddings. There was always a pigeon coop with birds at his place.

Phil was a longtime member of the Great Lakes Falconers Association and served as that organization's president for a number of years. He also worked tirelessly to get a legalized take of peregrine falcons in Illinois and was successful in drawing the first permit for a Peregrine take in Illinois.

Phil was always there for his friends and could be counted on for help and advice whenever needed. He will be sorely missed by his friends. Rest in peace Phil.

Phillip is survived by his wife of 48 years, Pennie (nee Voglein); children, Nicholas (Jenni) Willis, Jeff (Katie) Willis; grandchildren, Aubrie, Kahlen, Zachary, and Ashleee Willis, Sister, Barbara (Charlie) Kirkham, Nephews, Tim and C.W. Kirkham.

He was preceded in death by his parents and his brother, Tim Willis.

A Memorial Visitation is from 3:00 pm until 8:00 pm, Wednesday, July 10, 2019 at Glueckert Funeral Home Ltd., 1520 N. Arlington Heights Road, Arlington Heights, Illinois with a Memorial Service taking place at 7:00 pm.

In lieu of flowers memorials may be given to Disabled American Veterans, Attn: Gift Processing P.O. Box 14301, Cincinnati, OH, 45250.

Funeral Information and condolences can be given at www.GlueckertFuneralHome.com or (847) 253-0168.


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Memorial Visitation

Wednesday

10

Jul

3:00 PM 7/10/2019 3:00:00 PM - 8:00 PM 7/10/2019 8:00:00 PM
Glueckert Funeral Home, Ltd.

1520 N. Arlington Heights Road
Arlington Heights, IL 60004

Glueckert Funeral Home, Ltd.
1520 N. Arlington Heights Road Arlington Heights 60004 IL
United States

Memorial Service

Wednesday

10

Jul

7:00 PM 7/10/2019 7:00:00 PM
Glueckert Funeral Home Ltd.

1520 N. Arlington Heights Road
Arlington Heights, IL 60004-3906

Glueckert Funeral Home Ltd.
1520 N. Arlington Heights Road Arlington Heights 60004-3906 IL

Memorial Contribution

Disabled American Veterans, Attn: Gift Processing

P.O. Box 14301
Cincinnati, OH 45250
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