Dale “DP” aka “Uncle Whitey” M. Phillips, age 89 of Fremont, passed away at his home Monday evening October 3, 2022.
Dale was born in Clintonville on January 14, 1933 as the son of the late Myron and Julia (Carpenter) Phillips. Dale grew up in the Clintonville area and as a young man started working on the family farm prior to getting a job at the canning factory in town. He then worked for Bergstroms Paper Company and cut and sold Christmas trees; which he said was a “flop”. Dale then went to work for a local lumber company and later was digging sewer holes for $2.05 an hour. From there he drove “pop” truck for Shawano and milk truck prior to his final job as an electrician for the Neenah Foundry; retiring at age 63. After his first marriage ended in divorce, Dale was united in marriage to Joan Van Eperen who preceded him in death. After retirement Dale volunteered with Meals on Wheels and enjoyed mowing his lawn and playing cards; especially cribbage and sheephead. He seemed most a peace while fishing the Wolf River in his backyard with a warm campfire.
Dale is survived by:
His Children: Roberta Clark, Vickie (Larry) Prellwitz, Cindy (Allen Young) Phillips, Mark (Melissa) Phillips, Kay (Dave) Asenbrenner, and Tammie (Eddie) Jensen. Also his extended children Sheila and Sandy.
11 Grandchildren, 10 Great-Grandchildren, & 5 Great-Great-Grandchildren.
Sister: Betty (Jim) Arndt.
Special Polka Dancing Friend: Donna Docta.
Wonderful Caregivers: Lisa & Geri.
Also numerous nieces, nephews, and other relatives.
Dale was preceded in death by his parents, wife Joan, son Dale Jr. in infancy, grandchildren Stacy Marie Jensen & Benjamin Sasse, great-great-granddaughter Paisley Clark, step-son Larry Van Eperen, brothers John & Harold, and a sister Gloria Anderson.
Dale’s funeral service will be held Monday, October 10, 2022 at 11am at the Christus Lutheran Church in Clintonville with Rev. Brian Crocker officiating. Interment will follow at the Danish Cemetery in the Town of Deer Creek, Outagamie County. Visitation will be held at the church on Monday from 9:30am until the time of the service. The Eberhardt-Stevenson Funeral Home & Crematory of Clintonville is assisting his family. www.eberhardtstevenson.com