Mr. Lannert retired from Civil Service at Scott Air Force Base and during that time worked in the water department. He was very proud to have been retired for 35 years. He was an avid bowler, hunter, fisherman, and golfer and earned four holes-in-one. A member of St. Paul’s United Church of Christ in Freeburg, he was a life-time member and past master of the Freeburg Masonic Lodge #418. Phil was a World War II United States Army veteran and a life-time member of the VFW Post 7074.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Philip and Katherine, nee Bauer, Lannert; and two brothers, Clifford (Maxine) Lannert and Irvin (Elizabeth) Lannert.
Surviving are his wife of 67 years, Evelyn, nee Lischer, Lannert, whom he married on November 20, 1948;
one son, Steven Lannert of New Athens, IL;
one daughter, Ann (Allen) Castens of Freeburg, IL;
three grandchildren, Angela (Chad) Sanders,
Adam (Jill) Lannert,
and Elaine (Chris) Koch;
four great-grandchildren, Brynne and Maya Sanders,
and Gabriella Lannert;
one brother, Henry (Helen) Lannert of Fort Myers, FL;
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to St. Paul’s United Church of Christ, or to the American Cancer Society. Condolences may be expressed to the family online at www.rennerfh.com.
Visitation: Friends may visit with the family from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. Saturday, October 8, 2016, at St. Paul’s United Church of Christ, Freeburg, IL.
Funeral: A memorial service will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, October 8, 2016, at St. Paul’s United Church of Christ, Freeburg, IL with Rev. Earl Crecelius officiating.
Sorry For Your Loss. Please accept this electronic message in addition to a Sympathy Card sent to home address. Local National Active and Retired Federal Employees Association (NARFE) volunteers provide help in reporting the death of any federal civilian retiree or a retiree’s spouse to proper authorities. They will explain the process as needed and if requested, can report the death to the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) for you. The NARFE Service Center is located in the Civilian Personnel Office, building 50, 201 W Winter St, Scott AFB. You may visit the Service Center on Tuesdays, 10AM to 2PM or call 618-256-9350. You may leave a voice mail message at other times and we will return your call the following Tuesday. You may also call either of our Service Officers, Gene Wiggins at 618 566-7980 or Dean Hemmer at 618 233-3819, for immediate assistance if required.
Gene Wiggins NARFE Chap. 1019, Mascoutah, IL, 62258
My sincerest condolences for the loss of Philip Lannert. He was such a dear man and WWII hero. May God bless you with peace of mind and lessen your sorry.
Tricia Clayton, Belleville, IL, 62220