Phillip Ernest Northeimer
Sep 1, 1952 - Sep 1, 2015
NORTHEIMER, PHILLIP E.
On his birthday, September 1, Phil succumbed to ALS (Lou Gehrig’s disease) and passed peacefully in the arms of his wife, Lois and brother, Blair Northeimer.
Phil was born in Stockton, CA moving to Sacramento, CA at a young age. He grew up excelling in football playing at Luther Burbank High School, Cosumnes River College and was drafted to the semi-pros for LA Rams. His passion in life was fishing, hunting and riding his Harley. He always said the mountains were God’s country and brought him peace.
He greatly enjoyed being a brother in the International Longshoreman Workers Union Local 18 in West Sacramento, CA.
Phil is survived by his wife, Lois; brothers, Blair and Carl; step children Brian Hendricks, Krista Hendricks (Tanjen Carr) and Jennifer Personius( Bob) ; grandchildren Bradly, Brendan, David Jr and Christopher; great-granddaughter, Shelby; nephews and nieces Virginia, Tiffany, Blair Jr, Brian, Paul, Scott, James and Nichole. He was preceded in death by his father, Carl E. Northeimer; mother, Charlotte Northeimer and brother, Michael James Northeimer.
Private graveside services will be held Friday, September 11th at Stockton Rural Cemetery. There are many stories to share and those who wish to join the family for a Celebration of Phil’s Life are welcome to join his family on September 12th at 2 pm at 8231 Ardenness Drive, Sacramento, CA 95829 hosted by Dave and Teresa Arnold. Cross streets are Calvine and Vineyard just east of Bradshaw Road.
As Phil, his mother and brother Mike all passed away from ALS; please consider donations to the ALS Greater Sacramento Chapter http://websac.alsa.org or by mail to ALS Organization, 2711 Cottage Way Suite 17, Sacramento, CA 95825 in lieu of flowers. Cremation arranged by East Lawn Mortuary in Elk Grove. Friends and family are encouraged to share condolences or stories at http://www.eastlawn.com and/or http://sacbee.com/funerals.
The family would like to thank the Sutter Hospice team for their compassionate care.
“But those who trust in the LORD will find new strength. They will soar high on wings like eagles. They will run and not grow tired. They will walk and not become weary.” Soar with the eagles, Phil.
East Lawn Elk Grove Mortuary
9189 E. Stockton Blvd
Elk Grove, CA