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Philip K. Whitehouse Obituary
Whitehouse, Philip Krein 88, of Hampshire, formerly a longtime resident of Carpentersville, East Dundee, and Huntley passed away Monday, December 10, 2012 at home after a fourteen year battle with Parkinson's disease. He was born on June 24, 1924 in Indianapolis, IN the son of Dr. Horace and Emma (Rempfer) Whitehouse. He was raised in Evanston where his father was a professor of music at Northwestern University. He was a graduate of the Northwestern University College of Engineering. Philip was a proud member of the "Greatest Generation" serving as a pilot in the United States Marine Corps during both World War II and the Korean Conflict where he flew numerous reconnaissance missions over North Korea. Philip and his late wife, Barbara Anne (Lightner) Whitehouse were married on October 28, 1950 in Reading, PA. After his discharge from the Marine Corps in 1953, they moved their young family to Carpentersville where he was employed as a civil engineer for Leonard Besinger. In 1957 and 1958, he supervised the construction crews that built Meadowdale International Raceway. He spent the remainder of his professional career as a self-employed civil engineer, land surveyor, contractor and business owner in Hanover Park, South Elgin, Dundee, Huntley and Hampshire. Philip found time to serve his community as a member and long-time president of the Community Unit School District #300 Board of Education from 1965-1978. Survivors include his children, Robert of Woodstock, Barbara (Hon. James) Hallock of Elgin, Paul of Brookeville, MD, John of Sugar Grove, Janet (Thomas) Meyer of Wessington Springs, SD, Margaret of Hampshire, Christian (Mananya) of Hong Kong and Bangkok, Anne (Arthur) Hartman of Plainwell, MI, Martha of Pingree Grove, and Thomas (Kimberly) of Fredericksburg, VA; his brothers, Rev. Rempfer Lees (Mary Rose) Whitehouse of San Diego, CA, Dr. David Rempfer (Ruth) Whitehouse of Weston, MA; his sisters, Adelaide (Dr. Kyle) Chapman of Lake Bay, WA, and Agatha Seele of Ann Arbor, MI; 21 grandchildren and 10 great-grandchildren. He is also survived by many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his wife, on September 2, 2011; his parents; brothers, Robert Rempfer Whitehouse and Horace Davis Whitehouse; sisters, Barbara Eshbach and Martha Snyder; and his youngest child, David Lightner Whitehouse on October 26, 1979. There will be no visitation, and a private family burial will be conducted in Parkston, SD. Memorials may be made to the Hampshire/Burlington Food Pantry, District 300 Foundation for Educational Excellence, or Hospice & Palliative Care of Northeastern Illinois in care of the Fredrick Funeral Home, P.O. Box 445, Hampshire, IL 60140. For information, call the Fredrick Funeral Home in Hampshire at 847-683-2711.
Published in Courier News on Dec. 12, 2012
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