May 22, 1992 – February 5, 2020
Benjamin James Cornelius Phillips, 27, of Hamler, Ohio passed away on Wednesday, February 5, 2020 at St. Vincent’s Medical Center, Toledo, Ohio.
Ben was born on May 22, 1992 in Defiance, Ohio. He is survived by his mother, Jennifer (Phillips) Stacy of Hamler. His father, Gregory Lindeman preceded him in death on July 25, 2019.
He is also survived by his fiancé, Sara Valerio; son, C.J. Valerio; grandparents, Timothy and Colleen Phillips; Betty Lindeman; step grandparents, Jenny Tanner and Terri & Ed Gibson; great grandmother, Helen Phillips; brother, Joey Tanner; step brother, Kenny Arrnett; step sister, Amanda Thompson and former step fathers, Joe Tanner and Ed Stacy.
He was also preceded in death by grandfather, Paul Lindeman; and great grandparents, James Phillips; and Billy and Tillie Bishop.
Ben was a 2011 graduate of Patrick Henry High School. He was currently working at Multicast of Wauseon, Ohio as an aluminum welder. He learned this trade and it was really becoming a new passion for him. He was certainly happy to go to work and was having a great time with his new co-workers. Previously he worked as a cook and began that skill at the Hamler Diner and then worked at Bob Evans, Frickers and Applebee’s, all of Defiance. He also had a time where he enjoyed working alongside his grandfather with the Hamler Water Department.
He was a member of Harvest Fellowship Church, Hamler and the Son’s of the American Legion Squadron 262, Hamler.
Ben will be remembered as a “free-spirit” who enjoyed life and liked to play the role of a peace keeper. In his spare time he had fun playing cards, riding 4-wheelers and motorcycles. His family will miss his helpful attributes, since he was always willing to lend a hand and was often asked to fix things.
Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Thursdayat Harvest Fellowship Church, Hamler with Pastor James Erven officiating. Burial will follow in Marion Township Cemetery, Hamler.
Visitation will be from 2-8 p.m. on Wednesday at Feehan-Rodenberger Funeral Home, Deshler and from 10-11 a.m. on Thursday at the church.
At Ben’s passing he gave the gift of life through organ donation. This gift will enrich the lives of others and answer the prayers of their families.
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The Family C/O Feehan-Rodenberger Funeral Home