Phil Beckelhymer

Oct. 23, 1951-Nov. 20, 2022


Phil Beckelhymer passed peacefully, surrounded by his loving family, on Sunday, Nov. 20, 2022.

He was born Oct. 23, 1951, at Danville, Illinois, to Rosemarie (Ellis) and Joe Junior Beckelhymer.

Phil grew up in Fountain County, Indiana, with his mother and step-father, Ramon Sutherlin, after his father’s passing. He was a 1970 graduate of Fountain Central High School.

Phil was a faithful and devoted man of God. He was compassionate, wise, and had the best sense of humor. He loved to bake and care for his garden. Phil remained a devoted Cubs fan, regardless of marrying into a Cardinal’s family. He loved spending time with his two cats, Toby and Grace.

Phil recently retired after working for the city of Terre Haute in the traffic control division. He was IMSA vice president for 13 years.

He is preceded in death by his parents; step-father; infant sister; and chihuahua of 19 years, Abby.

Phil is survived by his wife of 12 years, Pamela Beckelhymer; step-daughter Tanya (Tom) Fuson; step-son Nick Brueggeman; granddaughters, Heidi Fuson (Derek Christensen) and Emma Fuson (Pete Burns); sisters, Sue (John) Ratcliff and Jane (Richard) York; daughter Katie; niece Tina; and nephews: Tim, Brad and Brian.

Private services are being planned.

Roselawn Funeral Home is entrusted with the arrangements. Fond memories and expressions of sympathy can be made at