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Sunday, March 13, 2005

Howard L. Phillips

Howard L. Phillips, 67, of Norwalk, died early Saturday morning in Fisher-Titus Medical Center. He was born July 19, 1937, in Bellevue to the late Leon A. and Roselia M. (Hay) Phillips, and was a lifelong area resident.
He was a member of St. Mary Catholic Church in Bismark. He was also a member of Eagles Eerie 711 in Norwalk and the Sandusky Orioles Club. He was a farmer and had also retired from Bellevue Manufacturing in 1999 after 44 years of service. He enjoyed his farm and was also a NASCAR fan. He also enjoyed traveling and enjoyed wintering in North Fort Myers, Fla., for the past five years.
He is survived by his wife of nine years, Joan C. (Englert) Phillips of Norwalk, and by his sons and daughters-in-law, James and Krista Phillips and Randall and Donna Phillips, both of Attica, and by his daughter and son-in-law, Ann and James Heibertshausen of Attica. He is also survived by his stepsons and daughters-in-law, John and Jill Lieber, Eric and Cheryl Lieber, Daniel and Kim Lieber, Alan and Sue Lieber and Gary Lieber, all of Norwalk; and by his stepdaughters and sons-in-law, Mary and Charles Ringholz, Barbara and Michael McIntyre and Carolyn and Christopher Wilson, all of Norwalk; and 21 grandchildren. He is also survived by his brothers and sisters-in-law, Edward J. and Maureen Phillips of Bellevue and Norbert J. and Gail Phillips of Norwalk, and by his sister and brother-in-law, Ida M. and Donald Fries of Norwalk.
He was preceded in death by his first wife, Carol A. (Rotruck) Phillips in 1992, and by his sisters, Mildred C. Lonz, Agnes L. Linder, and twin sisters, Bernadette and Bernadine Phillips.
Friends may call 4-9 p.m. Monday in Walker Funeral Home, 98 W. Main St., Norwalk, where prayer services will be at 4 p.m.
Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 a.m. Tuesday in St. Mary Catholic Church, 38 W. League St., Norwalk, with the Rev. Francis Speier officiating. Burial will be in St. Sebastian Catholic Cemetery in Bismark.
Memorial contributions may be made to the donor's favorite charity.