Phillip Lee Ribbe, 82, of Monticello, Indiana passed away on Friday, April 12, 2019 in North Canton, Ohio after a courageous battle with pancreatic cancer. He was born on July 12, 1936 in Danville, Illinois to the late Clarence and Fern (Longer) Ribbe. On June 15, 1958 he married the former Marilyn Gerrard who preceded him in death on December 9, 2017. Phil was also preceded in death by a sister, Beverly June Ribbe. He is survived by his two sons, Charles (Teresa) Ribbe of Scottsdale, Arizona and Richard (Marsha) Ribbe of North Canton, Ohio; five grandchildren, Tyler (Briana), Kara, Meredith (Bruce), Andrew, and Alexander; and a great granddaughter, Riley.
Phil was a graduate of DePauw University in Greencastle, Indiana and served in the United States Army Reserves. He had a distinguished career with NCR in Kankakee, Illinois for over 35 years and was a 25 year member of the CPC/100 Point Club for NCRs top salesmen. He attended St. Paul's Lutheran Church in Kankakee, Illinois where he was a past president of the school board. During these school years, Phil was always present at his sons sporting events, loudly cheering. He was a past president of the Kankakee Kiwanis Club and was a board member of the YMCA, where he was active playing hand ball and exercising. After retiring, he and Marilyn moved to Monticello, Indiana where they were members of the Monticello United Methodist Church. He served with Soup for the Soul ministry and sang in the church choir. In addition, he served several years on the White County Memorial Hospital Foundation Board. He enjoyed golfing, trading stocks, and expanding his music collection.
Friends and family may call from 5:00 pm until 7:00 pm (CST) Thursday, April 25, 2019 at the Schreffler Funeral Home in Kankakee, Illinois, and in Monticello, Indiana on Friday, April 26, 2019 from 10:00 am (EST) until the time of the funeral service at 12:00 Noon (EST), celebrating Phil's life at the Monticello United Methodist Church with Pastor Brian Beeks officiating. Burial will be on Saturday, April 27, 2019 at 10:00 am (CST) at Sunset Memorial Park Cemetery in Danville, Illinois. Memorial contributions may be given to Monticello United Methodist Church or St. Paul's Lutheran Church.
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