ForeverMissed
Tributes
Posted by Kay Ruhoff on June 25, 2021
I have never met Phillip, but Donna spoke lovingly of him at our Courage Center pool classes. They shared interactions with so many of her relatives which was very meaningful to her and the life that they built together.
Posted by Alf Edgren on June 24, 2021
Dear cousin Phillip. We have had some great times in Sweden, Gothenburg and Vasteras. Sorry that we couldn’t meet more often. We did find each other directly and deeply. It is a everlasting friendship.
Posted by Susan Bratt on June 21, 2021
What a dear man. I met and got to know Phillip around the table at coffee after church on Sunday mornings at Grace University lutheran Church. He always had interesting comments and outlooks on every conversation. Now there are two empty places at that table.
Posted by s m on June 16, 2021
Uncle Phil-
That is how I will remember him. He taught Mike and I how to fish and allowed for us (even @ our young age) to drive the boat. As we grew older he had words of wisdom from his career/life adventures. I am sorry for everyone's loss and hope he is reunited with Amy and the rest of the family.
Scott
Posted by Gordon Folke on June 16, 2021
I first got to know Philip on the Grace Men's retreats. One of the first years I attended, I didn't have a car and Philip was kind enough to go out of his way and pick me up. We had a great conversation both ways. It snowed quite heavily, and we had a good laugh as at the retreat center site as we weren't sure his rear wheel drive car would make it up the steep hills, but it did! Philip was also extremely supportive and encouraging of me in my struggles and success with alcoholism. He was a good friend I will miss tremendously.
Posted by Neil Christy on June 16, 2021
Phillip was a great neighbor who always had a cheerful "Hello". He was always willing to take time to help out, or keep an eye on the place while we were gone.  I will very much miss our "end-of the-driveway" conversations on politics, religion, family, and whatever else. Our prayers are for Donna as she adjusts to this difficult new life. Our thanks are for the joy of having known Phillip.
Posted by Craig Arney on June 14, 2021
Phillip, myself and another neighbor started meeting weekly for coffee shortly after Phillip and Donna moved to Plymouth. Phillip was a great conversationalist and listener, and I cherish those coffee sessions which, though interrupted by the pandemic, continued up until these final days. As one can tell from the pictures shown on this site, Phillip always had a smile on his face and a very friendly demeanor about him. He had a strong faith in God and a deep love for his family. He was a dear friend and will be missed by all who knew him.
Posted by Raymond Hartmann on June 13, 2021
               Transcends Mortality

           Friends, Family and Loved Ones
            Relationships held above all
            The memories we hold dear
           Many deeds, occasions to recall

             It is the very special bond
            Which relieves all quandary
             LOVE overpowers a DEATH
             Has a life beyond boundary

             Your grief will soon mellow
              Therefore, do not despair
               Let no doubts into mind
             Keep that love in your prayer

              Verse by: Ramon the Poet
Posted by Jindak aka Diane Wain on June 11, 2021
Phillip was curious and kept wanting to learn and grow the whole time I knew him. He was a delight to talk with because he was opinionated and at the same time he listened. He was a caring husband for my sister who encouraged her to enjoy. I will miss him greatly. Much love to Donna, Michael and Sahar. 
Posted by Julie Gerdes on June 8, 2021
Phil was a light in my sister’s life. I am so grateful to him for the kindness, love and support that he showed not only to Donna but to my parents. You will be missed dear Phillip

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