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Alfred PhillipsAlfred Phillips, 80 of Summit died Saturday October 29, 2011 at his home in Summit. His funeral will be 2:00 P.M. Tuesday November 1, 2011 at Hope Lutheran Church in Summit. Burial will be in the Summit City Cemetery. Visitation will be Monday 5-7 P.M. at Fiksdal Funeral Service in Webster. Alfred Lewis Phillips was born on May 21, 1931 to Earl and Gladys (Minor) Phillips at Waubay, South Dakota. He attended Waubay Public School until the seventh grade. In 1951 enlisted in the United States Army and was stationed in France. He was released from active duty in 1953. On March 4, 1955 he married Betty Purcell at Watertown, South Dakota. To this union two daughters were born, Donna and Robin. The couple made their home in Waubay until moving to St. Paul, Minnesota in 1960. While in St. Paul, Alfred was employed by Midwest Radiator. He worked there for 30 years until his retirement in 1996, when the couple moved back to South Dakota to be closer to family. Alfred was an active member of the Summit VFW for many years. He thoroughly enjoyed his family and will be sadly missed by them. Alfred passed away Saturday October 29, 2011 at the age of 80 years, 5 months, and 8 days. He is survived by one daughter Robin Phillips of Summit, SD, one brother Delbert Phillips of Estherville, IA, and one sister Mary (Bud) Bryant of Wichita, KS, five grandchildren, and eight great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife Betty, one daughter Donna, one sister Nelda Kriech and three brothers: Leland, Orvil, and Alvin Phillips.
So sorry to hear grandpa has died. He will be dearly missed. Love you guys. Melissa Prins
Melissa Prins Nov 3 2011 12:00 AM
I am soo sorry to hear about Al. My deepest sympathies to all of you. He was a great man. I miss joking around with him at the Coffee Cup. You are all in my thoughts!!
Tessa (Steuck) Beaner Nov 3 2011 12:00 AM
Robin.... So sorry to see that Alfred has passed. He was so lonely without Betty & what a reunion they will have. Know that I am thinking of you today & hugs go out to you. Take Care Karen Jaquet
Karen Jaquet Oct 31 2011 12:00 AM
Rest in peace Uncle Aphie...you will be missed..and we love you
shawd delozier Oct 30 2011 12:00 AM
We Love You Grandpa and will miss you always! Your memories will live on with us forever! Love You Lots, Love Jessie, Dani, Hunter, Jaelyn, Adisyn and Lexxi Phillips!
Jessie & Dani Phillips Oct 30 2011 12:00 AM