Lorraine C. Phillip
Lorraine C. Phillip (nee Weis) of West Bend, formerly of Milwaukee, was welcomed home by her Lord on Saturday, June 9, 2007 at Samaritan Healthcare Center, after 98 years of life.
Lorraine was born on May 27, 1909, the daughter of Aloisius and Hedwig (nee Schuenemann) Weis, in Milwaukee, where she was also raised. On March 28, 1930, she devoted her love and her life to Elmer F. Phillip, and the couple began a family of their own with the birth of their son, Jean. Lorraine will be remembered for being a loving mother, wife, grandmother, "Granny," and friend. Whenever you would go visit her, she would make sure you were fed a sandwich, milk, and plenty of cookies. She loved spending time during the holidays with her family, watching her grandchildren laugh and the little ones play.
During those times she most enjoyed, you could always count on her for her teasing, little smile and her big "Granny" hug. She was a member of the Electra Chapter #75 Order of the Eastern Star and Jackson Park Lutheran Church.
She is survived by her loving son and daughter-in-law, Jean and Marceline "Pat" (nee Knuth) Phillip of West Bend; her cherished grandchildren, Linda (Ken) Prahl of the Town of Trenton, Jim (Ann) Phillip of West Bend, Tom (Claudia) Phillip of Waldo, Carol (Edwin "Buck") Post of Chester, N.J., and Paula (Mark) Weimer of the town of Erin; her adoring great-grandchildren, Stacy (Paul) Grulke, Michael Prahl (special friend, Michelle), Lee Phillip (special friend, Becky), Kimberly (Keith) Priesgen, Kristopher Phillip (Fiancee, Holly), Christina (Tom) Davilla, John (Rose), Michelle (special friend, Bob), Rebecca, David, and Aimee Phillip, Brittany (Vito) Lanzone, Jonathan Glamann, John (Kathy), Jennifer, Jim (Val), Aiyonnah, Daniel, David, Nathan, Thomas, and Emily Post, Dakota Krueger, and Mason Weimer; eight great-great-grandchildren, Baby Phillip-to-be, and Baby Priesgen-to-be. She is further survived by other special relatives and dear friends. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Elmer F. Phillip on Sept. 3, 1987; and one brother and sister-in-law, Clarence "Stormy" (Marie (nee Glass)) Weis.
The funeral service in memory of Lorraine was Wednesday, June 13, 2007 in the Phillip Funeral Home Chapel in West Bend, with Rev. Victor Hackbarth officiating. A gathering of family and friends was also Wednesday at the funeral home prior to the service. Interment was at Arlington Park Cemetery in Milwaukee.
The Phillip Family would like to extend their sincere appreciation and gratitude for all the care and support offered by Dr. Gary Herdrich and his nurses; and also to the staff of the fourth floor at Samaritan Healthcare Center for their compassion and nursing professionalism over the years.
Phillip Funeral Home in West Bend is assisted the family.