Patrick L. Phelps

Patrick L. Phelps

Patrick L. Phelps, 71, of Monticello, passed away unexpectedly May 1, 2021 at his residence.

Patrick was born September 26, 1949 in Battle Creek, MI. He married Alane Denise Kosinski on July 11, 1981 in South Bend, IN.

He is survived by his wife Alane of Monticello; sons, Fr. Joel of Thomasboro, Scott of Champaign, Neal (Hannah) of Champaign; granddaughter, Charlotte Rose; mother, Norma E. (Houts) Whybrew of Michigan City, IN; sister Carolyn Ballard of Michigan; and beloved nieces and nephew. He was preceded in death by his father and his brother, Jack L. Phelps, Jr.

Patrick served in the United States Marine Corps after high school and then graduated from the Kelley School of Business at Indiana University. He was a retired field manager for Pekin Insurance. He was a member of St. Philomena Catholic Church, Monticello.

His greatest joy was raising his three sons. Pat was their “#1 fan” – coaching their Little League baseball teams and always being active in their lives. He was a tremendous father and loved his family and friends greatly. He will be missed without measure.

From a young age Pat loved his family trips to Upper Peninsula, Michigan with his great-grandpa, grandpa, and cousins. He continued to enjoy trips up north throughout his whole life with his family, long-time friends, and beloved dogs. He was a verified “dog-whisperer,” master outdoorsman, and top- notch cook.

A public visitation will be held at St Philomena in Monticello from 10:00-11:00am on Saturday, May 8th. Masking and social distancing will be required. A private family funeral Mass will be held following the visitation.

Memorials may be made to the Diocese of Peoria Seminarian Endowment Fund or the American Heart Association.

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