Philip E. Clover
DWIGHT - Philip E. Clover, 74, of 805 S. Chicago St., Dwight, and formerly of rural;Reddick,;died at 7:45 p.m. Sunday (June 10, 2007) at his residence.
His funeral will be at 11 a.m. Thursday at the Dwight United Methodist Church, with the Rev. William Leppin officiating. Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Hager Memorial Home, Dwight, and for one hour prior to his funeral at the church. Burial will be in Round Grove Cemetery, Dwight.
Memorials may be directed to the Dwight United Methodist Church or Hospice of Livingston County.;
Mr. Clover was born Jan. 10, 1933, in Pontiac, son of Everett and Grace L. Rieke Clover. He married Betty M. Orr on Aug. 13, 1966, in Kankakee. She survives.
Also surviving are two daughters, Patricia (Kirby) Krug, Dwight, and Barbara Hansen, Pontiac; two sons, Michael (Sharon) Dabbs, Swansboro, N.C., and Mark (Cindy) Dabbs, Dwight; one brother, Robert Clover, Hackensack, Minn.; 10 grandchildren, Michelle Johnson, Christine Haldenwang, Theresa Dabbs, Brianne Dabbs, Shaina Dabbs, Kelly Krug, Brandon Krug, Craig;Krug, Bradley Hansen and Kurt Hansen; three great-grandchildren, MacKenzie Johnson, Ryan Haldenwang, and Keegan Krug; nephews, Wayne Clover and Tim Clover; and niece, Kelly Clover.
He was preceded in death by his parents and one brother, Allen Clover.
He attended Reddick Grade School and Reddick High School, graduating in 1951. He was a member of the Dwight United Methodist Church and a retired farmer. He served as a corporal in the U.S. Army.
Along with farming, he enjoyed trucking, dancing, and being an awesome father, grandfather and great-grandfather. His great-grandson, Keegan, shared his great-grandfather's birthday.