Hansen-Spear Funeral Home – Quincy, Illinois

Phillip A. Peters

Phillip A. Peters, age 57, of Quincy, joined the angels in Heaven on Wednesday, September 12, 2018, at 10:02 p.m.

Phillip Peters | Hansen-Spear Funeral Home - Quincy, ILPhillip was born July 16, 1961 in Quincy, Illinois, the son of William J. and Bernice E. Kamphaus Peters.

Phillip was a 1980 graduate of Quincy Senior High School. Phillip was a member of Boy Scout Troop #25 for many years and achieved the rank of Brotherhood. Phillip participated in numerous Special Olympic sporting events including: bowling, basketball, softball and soccer. He received numerous awards and medals in his Special Olympic events. Phillip was a Chicago Cubs baseball and Kansas City Chiefs football fan. Phillip was a huge fan of Harry Potter and always hoped to be able to go to Harry Potter Land. Phillip loved to play the lottery and actually won big a few times. He also enjoyed playing video/gaming machines as one of his pastimes.

Phillip had a heart of gold which was clearly displayed by his love and care of his mother, Bernice. He always made sure that his mom was taken care of. Phillip always thought of his work friends as his second family. He had been employed by ISS/Exact Packaging since 1992, and prior to that he was employed at CRC/Transitions. Phillip was a member of Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church, but he loved attending Mass at St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church.

Survivors include his mother, Bernice E. Peters of Quincy; five brothers, Stanley (Darla) Peters of Quincy, Dean (Kay) Peters of Quincy, William “Bill” (Melinda) Peters of Camp Point, IL, Shawn (Tina) Peters of Quincy, Derek (Jennifer) Peters of Quincy; three sisters, Peggy (Cornel) Azotea and Lynn (Andy) Dittmer, both of Quincy, and Geralyn (Mark) Venvertloh of Poway, CA; his girlfriend of over 10 years, Connie Childers; and numerous nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and cousins.

Phillip was preceded in death by his father, William J. Peters, his grandparents, Ralph and Laura Schreake Peters and Sylvester and Gertrude Dieker Kamphaus, and a great-niece, Madelyn Peters.

Services: 10:00 am Monday, September 17, 2018 at St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church with Father Michael Kuse and Father Tom Donovan officiating.

Burial: Calvary Cemetery, Quincy, Illinois

Visitation: 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm, Sunday September 16, 2018 at St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church

Memorials: Special Olympics Illinois (Quincy Area) or the Quincy Humane Society


Hansen-Spear Funeral Directors are in charge of the arrangements.

  1. I just learned of Phillip’s passing and it breaks my heart. A few years ago I helped coach basketball and softball. Phillip played harder than most of the guys and he was pretty good, too. He is adding another leaf on our family tree. Good bless the Peters’ family, prayers for you all.

  2. So sorry for the families loss! Philip and Connie would frequent Pops on Thursday evenings for a pizza and a little gaming! I enjoyed our talks! He will be missed!

  3. This saddens me deeply! I have so many awesome memories of Phillip through special olyimpics. I helped coach him in basketball and soccer and he always was one of the Sweetest men I have ever had the pleasure of meeting! My thoughts and prayers are with his family!

  4. Phillip, my heart grieves with your family. What a genuine light of love you carried throughout your life. I am grateful for our memories through Special Olympics and Boy Scouts. May your family find peace.

  5. Peter’s family, I am so sorry for your loss. Phillip always spoke when I saw him, he loved soaps, gambling and his family. We even took him to the LaGrange casino one night, he had a blast!! Miss seeing you around town Phillip, Rest In Peace!

  6. I’m so sorry for your families loss! I spent many years of my younger days growing up with this family and I have lots of great memories of fun family times with the whole clan. Phillip was a great guy with a very kind heart. Thoughts and prayers for you all.

  7. We are so very sorry for the loss of your brother. We pray that God will comfort you, and help ease your sadness through this trying time, as Phillip is now resting in the loving arms of God himself. Sincere Condolences, Rick and Carol Wingerter

  8. So sorry to read this, I did not know him personally, Always saw him riding the Quincy City Bus, RIH Mr.Phillip🙏🏾

  9. To THE PETERS FAMILY im so sorry for your loss may god be with u all he is with u all phillip will be watching over u all

  10. Peggy Azotea So sorry to learn of the passing of your Brother. Sending much love and prayers to you and your family.

  11. So sorry to hear of Phillip’s passing. All of us who grew up together will never forget him as part of the Peter’s clan! No doubt he was greeted by Bill’s loving arms. Thinking of all of you at this time, especially Berniece.

  12. Peters Family,

    We are sorry for your Loss. Growing up with all of you Peter was always nice. You are in our thoughts & prayers during this difficult time.

  13. Our Condolences to the Peter’s family.
    Phillip was a good guy, and will be missed by many.
    Always in a good mood.

  14. Phillip will b greatly missed. My husband and I worked with Phillip at ISS for 16 years before we left. He had a heart of gold. We saw him often at 8th n York playing his scratch off tickets. Sorry for the family’s loss but be assured he will always be smiling down on you. God bless.

  15. What an honor to have helped coach Phillip in Special Olympics. May we all learn how to love each other as he did. I will never forget how he felt about his family and his generosity towards his mother. We didn’t lose a great soccer player, he just got called up to the big team! Thanks for the memories. Hal

  16. To the Peters Family, I am truly sorry for your loss of Phillip. He was such a great guy, always happy and friendly. I’ll sure miss seeing him around town. I hope your mom is doing well.

  17. We are so sorry to hear about Phillip what a sweetheart , he will be missed. Rest In Peace Phillip. We always concidered him a friend , my younger brother an him were born on the same day and went to school and worked together . He never forgot that and always asked about Carson

  18. Geralyn, although we’d never met Phillip, it was wonderful to hear your stories of his Special Olympic enjoyment and work accomplishments. The streets of Quincy won’t be the same without his friendly face keeping watch over all !

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