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Philip Boerger

March 9, 1965 — July 22, 2012

Philip Wayne Boerger Philip Wayne Boerger, age 47, of Springfield died unexpectedly Sunday, July 22, 2012, in Xenia. A lifelong motorcycle enthusiast, Phil was the owner of Steel Horsepower in Urbana. He was a certified Harley Davidson technician and was a very talented bike builder, having built many motorcycles for clients and for personal use through the years. He graduated from Ben Logan High School in 1983. Phil was a tremendous fan of The Ohio State Buckeyes and enjoyed drag racing his own bike at the Kil-Kare Raceway in Xenia. More than anything, he was a proud and devoted father and a loving brother and friend. He was born March 9, 1965, in Kenton to Sinclair and Juanita Penhorwood Boerger. His father preceded him in death on March 17, 1970, and his mother preceded him in death on June 16, 2012. He was also preceded in death by a half-sister, Julia Weaver, and a half-brother, Larry Boerger. Survivors include his son, Andrew, and his daughter, Savannah, each of Springfield; 6 sisters, Kathleen (Ken) Pritchard, Marion; Beverly (Frank) Jones, Ashley; Bonnie (Rod) Lease, Kenton; Tami (Vic) Deere, Belle Center; Alice (Richard) Fay, Forest; and Betty (Wes) Kavanaugh, Ridgeway; his children's mother, Yvonne Boerger, Springfield; many nieces and nephews; and countless friends. Friends may call from 4-8 p.m. on Friday, July 27, 2012, at Mannasmith-Schnurrenberger Funeral Home, 222 W. Center St., West Mansfield, where the funeral will be held Saturday at 1:00 p.m. David Augustus will officiate and burial will take place at Ridgeway Cemetery. Friends are encouraged to dress casually for the service and ride motorcycles if able. Memorial contributions may be made to the Andrew & Savannah Boerger Education Fund in care of the funeral home. Condolences may be expressed at www.mannasmithfuneralhome.com.
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