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Philip L. Hummel III


Philip, 86, of Fountain Hills, Arizona, left this world to be with Jesus on Tuesday, February 20, 2024. Born June 11, 1937 in Portsmouth, OH. He was the son of the late Philip L. Hummel II and Janet Leah Hummel.
He is survived by his four sons: Philip Hummel IV and his wife Carrie of Villa Park, California, David Hummel and wife Patti of Scottsdale, Arizona, Matthew Hummel and wife Suzanne of Fountain Hills, Arizona, Christopher Hummel and wife Rebecca of Magnolia, Texas; one daughter, Mary Laarman and husband Chris of Ionia, Michigan; a sister, Susie DeBlaay; and twelve grandchildren: Joshua, Nicholas, Logan, Lauren, Julia, David, Alexis, Ethan, Raina, Victoria, Brandon, and Olivia; and one great-granddaughter, Carlene.
Philip and his belated wife Johanna met at Michigan State University. After a short courtship they were married.
Phil joined the Army and was stationed in Germany. Two years later while in Germany they welcomed the birth of their first child, Philip. After completing his military service, as a Sergeant in the Army, they relocated back to Michigan to finish his education at Michigan State University and raise their four sons and daughter.
After retiring from Cadillac Area Public Schools in Michigan they served as missionaries in Guam for two years. Upon completion of their service in Guam they moved to Arizona where they enjoyed traveling and year around warm weather. Phil loved spending time with his family.
He enjoyed morning walks and coffee fellowship with family and friends. He also enjoyed watching his alma matter, Michigan State, play football and basketball. He was actively involved in his church and could always be found mingling and talking with friends after the service.
He died peacefully knowing he was going to be joining his wife and Jesus in Heaven. Visitation and Memorial services will be held at 10:00 A.M., Friday, March 22, 2024 at Messinger’s Funeral Home in Fountain Hills, Arizona. A private family ceremony at the National Cemetery of Arizona to follow.
In leu of flowers, donations can be made in Phil’s honor to Agave Hospice, 3240 E. Union Hills Drive, Suite #145, Phoenix, AZ 85050. 1-602-855-3500. Agavehealthcare.com