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Phil  “CAVEMAN”  Lager
1948 - 2021

Age:                         73 years

Residence:               Dale, IL

Passed Away:       2:10 A.M., Thursday, November 11, 2021 at Carrier Mills Nursing & Rehabilitation Center, Carrier Mills, IL

Funeral Service:   GRAVESIDE SERVICES WILL BE HELD AT 11:00 A.M. SATURDAY,  NOVEMBER 13, 2021 AT  DIGBY  CEMETERY, DALE, IL   GRAVESIDE MILITARY RITES WILL BE ACCORDED BY AMERICAN LEGION POST 106 AND A MARINE CORP MILITARY HONOR TEAM.

Speaker:               Debra Voelz

Burial:                  DIGBY CEMETERY,  DALE, IL

Date of Birth: August 14, 1948       Place of Birth: McLeansboro, IL

Father:   Philip Lager                          Mother:  Mildred (Neunlist) Lager

Marriage To:   Donna Kay (Garner) Lager in 1994 at their home in Dale, IL. She passed away January 8, 2015.

Occupation:  Phil worked as a Laborer and was retired. He graduated from McLeansboro Township High School with the Class of 1968 and he loved living life—riding motorcycles and was a member of “Stormriders” of Southern Illinois. He was known as “CAVEMAN”.

Military Service:  He served in the U.S. Marines as a Corporal with full Military Rites

Activities:    Phil was a Past Member of the Walpole Tuscan Lodge 630 A.F. & A.M. for over 50 years and was currently a member of Polk Lodge 137 A.F. & A.M. of McLeansboro.  He was also a member of the Scottish Rite Lodge - Valley of Evansville and Ainad Temple Shriners of Evansville.  He was also a member of the McLeansboro Elks Lodge BPOE 1882.

Church Affiliation:   Phil was Baptist by Faith.

Survivors:

Sister:   Jeanette Lager,  Muddy, IL

Niece:  Debra Voelz and husband Edward,  Muddy, IL

Nephew:  Rodney Ritcheson and companion Janice Chiodini, Muddy, IL

Great Nieces:  Rachel Russell and Lynsi Alavanja

Great Nephew:  Rodney Ritcheson II

PRECEDED IN DEATH BY:  Parents and wife Donna Kay Lager

HARRE  FUNERAL  HOME,  McLeansboro,  is in charge of  arrangements.

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Harre Funeral Home
310 West Randolph
McLeansboro, IL 62859
(618) 643-2011
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