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Satorius, Philip

d. September 28, 2013

Philip J. Satorius, 92, of Quincy, formerly of Athens, passed away at the Quincy Veteran’s Home on September 28, 2013.

He was born June 26, 1921, in Tallula, the son of Sara Myrtle White and Benjamin Henry Satorius.

He is survived by his wife Rita Niehaus, daughters Sharon Lefferts of Springfield, and Diane Satorius of Pennsylvania; five grandchildren and four great-grandchildren; five step-children, thirteen step-grandchildren and eighteen step-great-grandchildren; one brother, Richard and his wife, Erma Satorius, several nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.

He is preceded in death by his brother, Jack Henry and wife, Lorene Satorius.

He honorably served his country in the US Navy from June of 1942 to December of 1945. Philip received a commendation for outstanding service as a Chief Petty Officer on the LCI (L) 10 while serving in numerous campaigns during World War II. After his military service, he farmed for close to 45 years before he retired.

Visitation will be from 11:00 am : 12 noon on Friday, October 4, at Mott & Henning Funeral Home in Athens, IL with services to follow. Burial will be at Camp Butler National Cemetery, 5063 Camp Butler Road, Springfield.

Memorial donations may be made to Athens American Legion Post #129, P.O. Box 42, Athens, IL, 62613.


  1. Dear Satorius family: I am so sorry to read of Phil’s passing. I was a classmate of his at Tallula High School. I think Herman Winkleman and I are the only ones left in that class. My sencere condolences to Rita and all the family.

  2. Our family would like to thank you all so much for letting us share in part of Phil’s life for the past four years. We feel so very blessed to have had God bring him into our lives. We met one day when our youngest was just a little one in the stroller and I took the kids to the Deer Park at the Vets Home for a picnic. He was just hanging out there and we struck up a conversation, and our friendship began then. We were blessed to have many wonderful visits with him and to have him share in our famiy birthday celebrations. He was such a joy to be around, and never without a smile. It was a pleasure meeting any of you at his 90th birthday celebration, and if we can do anything for any of you please don’t hesitate to call. We look forward to visiting with Phil again in heaven someday. We are not able to make it to the services, but please know you all are in our thoughts and prayers. Love and God Bless, Ronda, Larry, Faith, Kennedy and Briscoe Post

  3. Sharon and Diane,

    Wanted to express our sincere sympathy in the loss of your father. He was a very kind person and I will always remember how nice he was to me when I used to stay at your house when I was young. We will miss the services but will be thinking of you. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

    Love Barb and Bill

  4. Sharon and Diane,

    My mom and I extend our condolences to you in the passing of your dad. We have such fond memories of our days at Indian Point and all our very special neighbors. We will be thinking of you and praying God will comfort you and give you peace.

    Sincerely, Sherry (Davis) Edwards and Mary Davis

  5. My prayers and sympathy are with you in your time of loss. Phil was a wonderful man who I was blessed to call my friend. May God bless you and hold you in the bosom of his love.

  6. Diane and Sharon,

    I was so sorry to hear of your loss. I remember all the good times we had when I visited you and your parents at your house when we were young, especially the fun we had riding the pony he bought. Your dad was a wonderful person. Our thoughts and prayers are with you, from my parents, Ron and me.

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