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Phillip Joseph Helderman

July 21, 1930 — August 19, 2023

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Phillip Joseph Helderman, age 93, of Herrin, Illinois, passed away Saturday, August 19, 2023 at his niece's home in Christopher, surrounded by family.

Phillip was born July 21, 1930 in Vincennes, Indiana, a son of Joseph and Captola Evelyn (Helderman) Helderman. He married the love of his life, Geneva Norma Jean (Cornwell) on July 24, 1954 in Vincennes, Indiana. She preceded him in death on September 24, 2008.

He is survived by two children, Chester Lynn (Tammy) Helderman and Rebecca Ann (Grover) Hervey; many grandchildren and great grandchildren; one great great grandson; three sisters, Midge Gilbert, Karen Twitty, and Doris Twitty; and several nieces and nephews.

He is preceded in death by his wife Geneva Norma Jean Helderman; two children, Phillip Helderman and Tonya Darlene Helderman; his parents, Captola Evelyn (Helderman) and Joseph Earl Helderman; and two siblings, Eulah Mae McClure and Donald Helderman.

Visitation will be Tuesday, August 22nd, 2023 from 11:00 AM - 1:00 PM at Mitchell-Hughes Funeral Home in Marion. Funeral Services will be held Tuesday, August 22, 2023, 1:00 PM at Mitchell-Hughes Funeral Home with Rev. George Needham officiating. Burial will follow at Pleasant Grove Cemetery in Paulton where military honors will be presented.

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Visitation for Phillip Joseph Helderman

Tuesday, August 22, 2023

11:00am - 1:00 pm

Mitchell-Hughes Funeral Home

800 North Market Street, Marion, IL 62959

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Funeral for Phillip Joseph Helderman

Tuesday, August 22, 2023

Starts at 1:00 pm

Mitchell-Hughes Funeral Home

800 North Market Street, Marion, IL 62959

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