CAMBRIDGE — Philip Irving Grant, 81, of Princeton, formerly of Cambridge, died at 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, May 21, 2014, at Hillcrest Nursing Home in Geneseo.
Born June 7, 1932, in Bishop Hill to Clifford B. and Rachel M. (Wildermuth) Grant, he married Donna Lee Brown April 9, 1953, in Cambridge. She survives.
He was a lifetime farmer and worked for Anderson Mowing in Wyanet. He was a corporal in the U.S. Army and was stationed in Germany during the Korean Conflict.
He was a member of Cambridge American Legion Post 417 and the Henry County Farm Bureau.
Also surviving are two daughters, Teresa L. (Jerry) Grant-Quick of Pontiac and Regina (John) Smith of Cambridge; one son, Randy (Patricia) Grant of Wyanet; eight grandchildren, Tanya (Dave Nichols) Bowers of Coal Valley, Joshua (Lyndsey) VanWynsberghe of St. Cloud, Fla., Bradley Worlow of Kewanee, Sarah (Christopher) Cauble of Livingston, Mont., Tuesday Grant of Denver, Colo., Danielle (Lance) Westerlund of Lynn Center, Paige Grant of Bozeman, Mont., and Molly Jo Smith of Cambridge; 10 great-grandchildren; three brothers, Orville Grant of Kewanee, Dwayne Grant of Cambridge and Cary (Tani) Grant of Cambridge; and six sisters, Zeretta (Marvin) Swanson of Estora, Fla., Norine (Donald) Hasbrook of Marshfield, Wis., Joyce (Jan) Gibson of Calhoun, Ga., Veronica (Paul) Moon of Wyanet, Patricia (Wayne) Weyland of Andover and Linda (Jim) Justice of Milan.
He was preceded in death by his parents; three infant children, Irving Philip Grant, Randy Jay Grant and Crystal Chell Grant; and one sister, Carole Hasbrook-Lundgren.
Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, May 28, at the Cambridge United Methodist Church with Pastor David Joyce officiating. Burial will be in Rosedale Cemetery, Cambridge, with military rites conducted by Cambridge American Legion Post 417.
Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, May 27, at the church.
Memorials may be directed to the American Heart Association and St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.
The Grant-Johnson Funeral Home, Princeton, is in charge of arrangements. Online condolences may be left at www.grant-johnsonfh.com.