He was born in Linton, the son of Herbert and Frances (Brookshire) Bredeweg, on Feb. 12, 1925.
He was a life-long member of the Saron United Church of Christ of Linton where he had served as an Elder, Deacon, trustee, and Sunday School Superintendent, also teaching Sunday School. He had also served as president of the Greene County Farm Bureau and was a Linton-Stockton School board member. Other memberships include the Cattleman's Association and Greene County Beef Association.Phil was a self-employed grain and cattle farmer, who loved caring for and feeding his cattle. He was a very hard-working, caring, loving man. Phil loved his wife, children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. He had a very giving heart, always willing to help anyone when he could.
He is survived by his wife of 60 years, Ella Rose (Landis) Bredeweg of Linton, two daughters, Elizabeth (Ralph) Harris of Sandborn and Phyllis (Skip) Gabbart of Centrailia, IL, a son, John (Laurelann) Bredeweg of Linton, a sister, Marie Huber of Linton, eight grandchildren, Rebecca Harris of Sandborn, Aaron (Kari) Gabbart of Martinsville, Daniel Bredeweg of San Jose, CA, Brenda (Ken) Reetz of Portland, OR, Sam Gabbart of Dix, IL, Lisa (Justin) Schneider of Belleville, IL, Andrew (Danielle) Bredeweg of Linton, and Suzanne (Matt) Schnarre of Collinsville, IL, and eight great-grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents, a sister, Jennie Pearl Andis, and a brother, Bert J. Bredeweg.
Funeral service will be at Saron United Church of Christ at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, June 1 with Rev. Mike Roth officiating. Burial will follow at the German Memory Hill Cemetery in Linton.
Visitation will be held at Welch & Cornett Funeral Home in Linton on Tuesday from 4-8 p.m., and Wednesday at the church from 10 a.m. until the time of service.
Memorial donations can be made to the Saron Church Endowment Fund, or a charity of the giver's choice, through the funeral home.
Online condolences can be sent at www.welchcornett.com.