David (Flipper) C. Phillips

David (Flipper) C. Phillips, age 69, passed away peacefully on Saturday, August 29th, 2020, at home with his family.  He fought a courageous battle with cancer.

David was born on July 11, 1951, in Richland Center, to Clinton C. and Dolora (Kennedy) Phillips.  He was a 1969 graduate of Reedsburg High School.  He worked at Blakeslee Septic Systems and Soil Testing for over 25yrs.  He was married to the love of his life Sandy, on September 16, 1983, for 37yrs.  David enjoyed gardening,  fishing, and camping.  Family always came first to him.  He was preceded in death by his father, Clinton.  He is survived by his wife, Sandy; his children, Chad (Anastasia) Strampe and Lacey (Erin) Hall; his grandchildren, Brooke, Madison, Nicholas, Mason, Sabrina, and Gavin; his mother, Dolora(Ed) Phillips-Brewer; his siblings, Ron (Barb)Phillips, Kim (Stacey) Phillips, and Alice (Joe) Chenoweth; and many cousins, nieces, nephews, and friends.

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  1. Jeanie Frabj says:

    My sincere sympathy to you & family. Dave always had a smile.
    Cherish the precious memories.

  2. Ellen Penshorn says:

    Our love and prayers go to your whole family. He was such a sweet and happy person to be around. He will be missed by all.
    Ellen and Kent Penshorn

  3. Colleen Engler says:

    Our sympathy in the loss of your son, father, and brother. It is hard to know he is gone but will always be in your heart and minds forever. Colleen and David Engler

  4. The Swobodas says:

    We are so sorry for your loss. Our heartfelt condolences, prayers & thoughts are with all of the family & friends during this difficult time. May God comfort you all in His tender loving arms! We Love you all!
    ~Love Bryan, Loreeli & family

  5. Pam Wollin says:

    I am so sorry to hear the news Sandy. You are all in my prayers

  6. Evelyn & Jim Hewitt says:

    Sandy, so sorry for you loss. Knew Dave as a classmate, good guy. Used to see you a lot at RASLC when visiting Jim’s mom.

  7. Carl and Deb says:

    May God comfort you in this difficult time, our condolences go out to Sandy,
    Lacey and the rest of family .Rest in peace Dave

  8. michael j parkhurst says:

    So sorry for your loss. Dave was a Great Guy and a great teacher of his cooking skills when I was just starting out in the restaurant business. Will never forget Him. Love Mike and Lavonne.

  9. Donna Clark says:

    So sorry for your loss.

  10. Donna Clark says:

    I am so sorry for your loss Sandy & family. Cherish the memories and know you will see him again.

  11. Geri Gorman says:

    Dear Sandy and Family,
    My sincere sympathy to you in the loss of your dear Dave. We were High School classmates. We are losing too many of our friends
    too young.

    Geri (Koenecke) Gorman

  12. Crystal Bilyeu says:

    Prayers and hugs!!! I love y’all so much!! I’m so so sorry for your loss! he was such a wonderful man so grateful for the memories!!!!!

  13. Tom & Ann Seamonson says:

    Ann and Tom had many good times together with both of you. Dave wanted us to get together this summer but that didn’t happen. Always remembered Ashland and running and cabin. Also picture that you 2 gave us .Always good to see you both at church.Will miss him very much. Please stop or call any time. May God bless you.

  14. Rox and Jeff Baker says:

    Rest peacefully Flipper. Our deepest Sympathy to the Phillips family. We have many fond memories Roxie and Jeff

  15. Sue teegardin says:

    So sorry you Lacy and your family my prayers and thoughts are with you

  16. Dennis Schulte says:

    My heart goes out to you and the family in this most difficult time. David was a good man and a friend, whom I will always hold dear. I pray for God’s healing hand on you at this time.

  17. Leon Hall says:

    This is a Hello, to Dave, Thanks for being there for my family when I could not. When I first met you I knew why my son spoke so well of you and Sandy. You made me feel comfortable, there was an easy to you that made me feel welcome. Sandy I miss Dave, and can’t imagine how much you and everyone else will. There is another Star in the Heven.
    Thanks David for taking care of my Family; LOVE UNTIL YOUR STAR GOES OUT. Leon

  18. Marcus and Cheryl Parduhn says:

    To Sandy, my friend for many many
    years. My heartfelt condolences to you and your whole family. If you need anything at all, please don’t hesitate to call us. We will be here for you.

  19. Dale Suemnicht says:

    Sandy and family. Our deepest sympathy on your loss. So pleased to call you all friends throughout the years. Dave will always be remembered as a great husband, father , grandpa and fun loving neighbor and co-worker. God’s peace by with you during these times. Dale and Connie

  20. Chris says:

    My prayers are with you. Dave was a great guy. ☹️

  21. Nicole Knuth says:

    My sympathies to Sandy and the rest of the family. Dave could always make a person smile and laugh. He’ll be greatly missed

  22. Jamie Meister says:

    So sorry to hear about your loss, Dave was such a great man, lots of memories growing up. Thinking about all of you during this difficult time. Prayers. Hugs

  23. Dean and Lorrie Horkan says:

    Such a great man that Loved his Family. He will be Greatly missed. Many Grand Memories w Dave and Sandy ❤🥰

  24. Tom and Mary Ann Goggin says:

    Dolora, Ron, Sandy, Chad, Lacey, Kim, Alice, and Che and all other family members. May you find comfort in the Lord at this time. Let your memories sustain you.

  25. Roxanne Bengel says:

    My Love and God’s comfort and Peace go out to you Sandy, Lacey and all of the Family and friends.
    Roxanne Bengel

  26. Madison Hall says:

    Grandpa Dave will always be in my heart in & in my memories for his hilarious sense of humor. He loved his family & it was always so overwhelmingly apparent how much everyone loved him back. He was an amazing person & role model & I will forever cherish the time I was gifted with him. Rest in peace Grandpa Dave I will always love you.

  27. Nic Hall says:

    Grandpa Dave. I will remember you for your selflessness, humor, and your love for your family. You never failed to put a smile on my face. From you I have learned that a man can be macho, but still care for those he loves deeply. And even though you wouldn’t want all the attention and eyes on you, you have deserved the spotlight your whole life. You will be missed. Rest in peace Grandpa Dave.

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