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David Wendell Phillips

May 29, 1940 ~ November 12, 2020 (age 80)


Oregon- David Wendell Phillips, age 80, passed away on Thursday, November 12, 2020 at Agrace HospiceCare after a courageous battle with cancer. He was born in Darlington, WI on May 29, 1940 to Eugene and Annie (Venden) Phillips. He graduated from Chanute, KS high school in 1958. After a tour in the Army he accepted a position as a Welder at Carnes Company where he was employed for 51 years.

David was a beloved husband, father, grandfather and great grandfather. He was a devoted Packer, Badger and Brewer fan that loved talking about the Vince Lombardi days. David also enjoyed “Happy Hour” at the Old Duffers and Paoli Pub where he talked about hunting, fishing and gardening, all the things he loved so much. As an avid reader he was never without a western in his back pocket, so it was no surprise that he could also tell a good story.

David was unable to fulfill his last wish for one more deer hunt, so for those family and friends that enjoy hunting, please consider November 21, 2020 the David Phillips Memorial Hunt.

David is survived by his loving wife, Patricia (Blaser) Phillips; children, Brenda (Tom) Diederich, Russell (Kerri) Phillips, Michelle (Dale) Danen, Scott (Wendie) McKernan; 14 grandchildren, Ashley Strelow, Ambriel Chamberlain, Nick Diederich, Jacob Diederich, Rosilyn Phillips, Alanna Phillips, Kaylee Phillips, Thomas Danen, Crystal Mueller, Amanda Edwards, Jessica McKernan, Michael McKernan, Ryan Polenz;  8 great grandchildren and many nieces, nephews, relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents; wife, Rosella M. Phillips; son, Alan Phillips; and brother Terry Phillips.

Family would like to express their gratitude to his wife, Patty, for the special care she provided and to Agrace HospiceCare for their kind and compassionate care.

Due to the current pandemic only a private family service will be held.

“You did not go alone, you took a part of all of us with you. We love you.”

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