William “Bill” Phillips, age 86, of Storm Lake, Iowa, died on January 14, at the Newell Good Samaritan Home in Newell, Iowa.
Memorial services took place Friday, January 18, at 1:30 p.m. at St. John Lutheran Church in Storm Lake. Burial will be in the Buena Vista Memorial Park Cemetery in Storm Lake. Visitation took place Thursday, January 17, from 5 - 7 p.m. at the Sliefert Funeral Home in Storm Lake. The Sliefert Funeral Home in Storm Lake is in charge of the arrangements.
William Louis Phillips, the son of William H. and Edith (Strodtman) Phillips was born on March 21, 1932, at Albert City, Iowa. During his high school years, he was employed by Buena Vista County repairing and building country roads. Later he owned and operated a small gas station where the Security Trust and Savings Bank Drive-Thru is now located.
On August 27, 1950, Bill was united in marriage to Doloris “Dee” Darrow at St. John Lutheran Church at Storm Lake, Iowa and this union was blessed with six children: Steve, Rick, Deb, Jim, Dale and Dean. Bill and his father started a trucking business called Phillips and Phillips Trucking. Upon retiring, he enjoyed watching and caring for his horses and traveling. Bill was a member of the St. John Lutheran Church of Storm Lake.
His life and memory will be cherished and honored by his children which include: Steve (Peg) Phillips of Kernersville, North Carolina, Rick (Donna) Phillips of Storm Lake, Iowa, Deb Phillips Erickson of Minneapolis, Minnesota, Jim (Renee) Ehrig) Phillips of Sioux City, Iowa, Dale (Maribeth) Phillips of Storm Lake, Iowa, Dean (Barb) Phillips of Alta, Iowa, grandchildren: Brad (Lori), Keith, Jodi (Steven), Katie, Craig (Jennifer), Willie, Chris (Tasha), Matt (Ana), Andy, Michael (Brandi), Elisha (John), Geo (Nicki), Katie (Matt), Rebecca (Jake), Krystal (Jason), Brandyn (Amanda), Nicholas, Lucas, Keith (Cecelia), Ashley (Dillon), Joe (Jesse), Joshua, J.I., April (Cody), Angela, several great grandchildren, three great great grandchildren, his sister: Judy) John) Huber of Ames, Iowa, nieces, nephews, other extended family and many friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents, his grandparents, his wife, Dee, on November 2, 2017, a grandson: Nate Phillips, and his sister: Myrna Vigil.
Memorials may be directed to St. John Lutheran Church in Storm Lake.