Obituaries

Phillip N. Haslett

June 1, 1948 - October 23, 2019

Phillip N. (Phil) Haslett, 71, of Geneva Illinois, formally of South Bend, Indiana, passed away suddenly on Wednesday, October 23, 2019, surrounded by his family.  He was born on June 1, 1948, to William “Keith” and Mary Haslett.  He was proceeded in death by his father Keith.

Phil graduated from Penn High School and served in the US Navy.  He is survived by his wife Jackie of 48 years, son Phillip (Lana) Haslett, daughter Kimberlee (Andy) Freedlund, his grandchildren Drew, Parker, Will, Payton and Gus, sister Karen Gurich, and mother Mary Haslett.

Phil enjoyed his family to the fullest and loved sharing stories about his 5 grandchildren. Spending time with his wife is something he cherished deeply. He loved attending his grandchildren’s sporting events and other activities.  Phil was a loyal and dedicated employee. He was quick with a laugh and a “corny one-liner” and knew how to give the tightest hugs possible. He was always looking out for the safety of his loved ones.  Those who knew Phil knew he had the biggest heart in the world. He loved a good party where he could let loose and enjoy himself and didn’t have an enemy in the world. He enjoyed playing golf with his family and friends. Phil will be deeply missed, and we feel so thankful to have him watching over us.

A celebration of life (open house) will be held on November 3, 2019, from 2:00-5:00 at Tribella Grill, 1900 Mill St. Batavia, IL and on November 17, 2019, from 2:00-4:00 at Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, Fellowship Hall, 225 Haney Ave. South Bend, IN.

Memorial contributions may be made to Bethany Lutheran Church, 8 South Lincoln Street, Batavia Illinois 60510 or Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, 225 Haney Ave., South Bend, Indiana 46613.

Guest Book

  • Pat and Bill Henningfeld We are so very sorry for your loss! To know Phil was to love Phil. He was such a good story teller - one of our favorites was the goose story. He will be missed! You will all be in our payers.
  • Michael Errante My deepest condolences to Phil's family.
  • Mike Frame What an amazing man... it was an honor to have him as part of our lives... so happy and always kind... We will miss him dearly... Our deepest sympathy... May the memories bring you each comfort and peace. Mike Frame & family
  • Betty Frame I am heartbroken for all of you. Please let me know how I can help in South Bend. I have 3 bedrooms that aren't being used. I will be happy to help in any way at the Celebration of Life on the 17th.