Phillip Hammerschmitt

Phillip Hammerschmitt

Phillip Hammerschmitt, age 84, of Brookfield. Beloved husband of Carolyn Hammerschmitt, nee Crothers; dear father of Beth (Tom) Kraus, Timothy (Rizalina) Hammerschmitt, Douglas (Emmanuelle) Hammerschmitt, and Amy (John) Stinson; “Papa” of Ian (fiancé Erin), Sean, Haley, Morgan, Sydney, Andrew, Noah, Nathan, and Brianna; great-grandpa of Degan and Delaney; brother of Bruce (Linda), the late Patricia and Marilyn; uncle of many nieces and nephews. “Master Hugger” of many.

Phil was a computer engineer until his retirement. Most of those years he was employed by IBM. In June of this year, Carolyn and Phillip celebrated 59 years of marriage. He will always be remembered for his great stories and for the weekly “papa cards” that he sent to all of the grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

Visitation Sunday, July 25, 2021 from 3:00 P.M. to 8:00 P.M. and Monday, July 26, 2021 from 9:00 A.M. to 9:30 A.M. at Hitzeman Funeral Home, Ltd. 9445 W. 31st Street, Brookfield, IL 60513. Funeral Monday 9:30 A.M. to St. Louise de Marillac Church, corner of 30th and Raymond Ave., La Grange Park. Mass 10:00 A.M.

Interment Queen of Heaven, Hillside.

Memorials appreciated to your favorite Charity.

Information 708-485-2000 or

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  1. Jack & Kathy Hahn condolence:

    We are so sorry for your loss.
    Our thoughts and prayers are with your family.
    Phil was such a sweet person.

  2. Steven Lifka condolence:

    Condolences to the Hammerschmitt family on the loss of Phillip.

  3. Amy Stinson condolence:

    Dad-I see you with Gram, Aunt Pat, Aunt Marilyn, and Grandpa and I know you are wrapped in Gods light. I look forward to seeing you again and dancing to “Three Little Words” 8 little letters…that simply mean I Love You! ❤️
    All my love forever- Amy/Princess summer fall winter spring/Stewpot/Potsy/Trouble❤️❤️❤️

  4. Nora Cornelius condolence:

    Sending my sincere condolences to all who loved Phil, Papa. Thank you for being an amazing person and father to Amy. I couldn’t have wished for a better Dad for her. Prayers to all

  5. Joux isabelle condolence:

    Sincères condoléances à toute la famille Hammerschmitt .. de tout cœur avec vous dans cette difficile épreuve
    Pierre et Zaza

  6. Joux isabelle condolence:

    Sincères condoléances et pensées pour toute la famille
    Nous pensons fort à vous dans ce moment difficile
    Piérre et Zaza ♥️♥️

  7. The Robert Arredia Family condolence:

    Our hearts and prayers are with you and your family for your loss of this gentle soul. We hope the many memories you have of him will help bring you through these times of sorrow.

  8. Dawn & Warren Mock condolence:

    We are so sorry for your loss. Phil was unique in so many ways. His wry humor brought a smile or chuckle to me every day we spent together at One IBM Plaza. Many of us are evermore richly blessed to have known him.

  9. Stephen and Louisa Beckett condolence:

    “Be Empty, be quiet.
    all things shoot up,
    blossom, and go back to
    the root, in peace

    and as they must. It is
    the way of rain:
    know it, in the light, eyes
    open, and be

    open-minded, fair, big
    natural, free
    and easy, everlasting
    all your life long.”

    from: The Way of Rain (a reconstruction of the lost order of the Tao Te Ching by Larry Beckett)

    Louisa and I are so happy we were able to visit with you both at Noah’s graduation. This is too sudden to comprehend. Our love is with you.

  10. Tim and Nita Musich condolence:

    Aunt Carolyn, Beth, Tim, Doug, & Amy,

    Our hearts are breaking for you all. It is never easy to give back those we love so dearly. May fond memories get you each through this very difficult time. With Love, Tim and Nita Musich

  11. Dave and Darlene Sorenson condolence:

    Carolyn, Beth, Doug, Tim , Amy and family
    You have our deepest sympathy on your lose

    You all have are prayers

  12. George and Sandra Karas condolence:

    What a kind and loving man! You share so many memories and always supported each other. His memory is eternal. God bless. Sending hugs.
    George and Sandra

  13. Jan Martinka condolence:

    The Martinka family offers you, our condolences on the loss of your husband, Phillip. You and your family are in our Prayers.

    Jan Martinka

  14. Kathy Oprenchak (nee Oswald) condolence:

    Dear Mrs. Hammerscmitt and family, On behalf of my husband and family, please accept our condolences during this difficult time. He was a sweet man and served St. Louise well as a eucharistic minister. I received one of those special hugs recently and it won’t be forgotten as he was the first person outside my family I hugged in over a year. May God be with you all and you’re in our thoughts and prayers.

  15. Lolibeth Sanares condolence:

    A heartfelt condolences to Nana, Tim and siblings and the rest of Hammerschmitt family. Papa, thank you for being so nice and kind to my sister, Rizalina. I’m sad that I wasn’t able to meet and chat with you in person. May the perpetual light shine upon you and may your soul rest in peace. From all of Rizalina’s family here in Alberta, Canada.

  16. Janet Haff condolence:

    Mr H was a bigger than life “Papa and Friend” to so many. I first met Mr and Mrs H for turtoring for my daughter Caitlin. He always made everyone feel welcome and special. Thank you to the entire Hammerschmitt family for sharing him with so many. All our love to you Mrs H, Beth, Morgan, Andrew, Vinnie and the entire family. You are in my thoughts and prayers. Love Janet Haff Shanahan

  17. Judy Popernik condolence:


    Please accept our deepest condolences.
    He will truly be missed.

    Ted and Judy

  18. Roberta L Williams condolence:

    Please accept my sincere condolences. Phil was a wonderfully kind man. His sense of humor and stories always made me smile. I am truly blessed to have known him and worked with him as an EM. You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers.

  19. Albert and Arlene Betti condolence:

    Carolyn, Albert and I are sorry for your loss. Phil was a very interesting, intelligent and caring person. He loved his family very much. We both have fond memories of our days at St Louise.
    Please express our condolences to Beth, Tim, Doug and Amy. Love to you ❤️

  20. Carl & Carol Betti condolence:

    We are sorry for your loss. Phil was one of the most giving people you would ever have the pleasure of meeting.

  21. Rich and Maxine condolence:

    Phil was such a wonderful person and we will always carry him in our hearts. We cannot imagine the loss you all feel. Know he is looking down on you forever and telling stories to everyone in Heaven that will Liston!

  22. Terry Peters Cawley condolence:

    I am so sorry for Carolyn’s loss. I was so happy to have her as a friend and I enjoyed our many years together as I taught Junior Achievement in her 8th Grade Classroom. Phillip was a great help to St. Louise with his IBM background and his many skills that he used to help with the 8th Grade Christmas Show.

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