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Phyllis L Phillips

Phyllis L Phillips

Phyllis L. Phillips, age 87 of Durand, died Sunday, January 8, 2023 at AdventHealth-Durand.

Phyllis was born on February 27, 1935 to Paul and Hazel (Hurlburt) Price in the City of Durand. She lived all of her single life on the family farm in Buffalo County and attended the North Branch Country School and Dividing Ridge School before going to Durand High School. In 1951 Phyllis married Walter Klein, together they had four children and later divorced. Phyllis moved with her children to River Falls to be closer to her brother, Bob and his family. In 1963, Phyllis married Frank Rode and they had one son. Frank died in April of 1973 and in October of 1973, her son Bill Klein was killed in an car accident. In 1976, Phyllis married the love of her life, Sylvester Phillips. They moved to Eau Claire and later to Elk Mound. Phyllis worked her entire career as a waitress at DJ’s Café in Elk Mound. In 1990, Phyllis and Sylvester moved back to Durand with their son Jon, where she remained the rest of her life.

Phyllis is survived her children, Alan (Jackie) Klein, Jeff (Brenda) Klein, Nancy Brenner and Jon Rode, stepdaughter, Linda Phillips, nine grandchildren, 21 great grandchildren and one great great grandson, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends. She is preceded in death by her son Bill Klein, husbands, Frank Rode and Sylvester Phillips, parents, Paul and Hazel Price, siblings, Bob (Margaret) Price, Harry Price, Leone (Ed) Komro, Donna (Bob) Soden, Margel (Leland) Keys, special nephew, Pete Benjamin and special nieces, Nancy Carothers and Elaine Price.

Funeral Services will be 11:00AM Monday, January 16, 2023 at Durand United Methodist Church with Rev. Dave Kim officiating. Burial will be the Maxville cemetery in the Town of Maxville. Visitation will be one hour prior to services at the church on Monday.

Rhiel Funeral Home & Cremation Services, Durand, is serving the family.


  1. Randy & Sharon Bauer

    Our heartfelt sympathy goes out to the whole family. What a wonderful lady she was.

  2. Amanda Glaus

    So sorry to hear of Phyllis's passing. Keeping you all in our thoughts and prayers.

  3. Susan Wolf

    My deepest sympathies to Phyllis’ family and friends.

  4. Butch & Denise Jensen

    Jon & family. I have a dentist appt. on Monday @ 9:00 a.m., but I'm going to try to make it to the funeral. See you then I hope.

  5. John and judy parr

    Hugs to all

  6. Jim & Barb Henry

    John and family, So sorry for your loss. Phillis was a great lady and a good neighbor to Mom & Dad. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all.

    Jim & Barb

  7. Steve and Audrey Schuh

    There is no describing the love we felt for our Dear Aunt Phyllis. She always made us laugh, always had good stories and always made us feel so loved. Felt we could never get enough time with her. Our visits to Durand will never be the same. Sending so much love to her kids, grandkids, great grands and great great grands. So sad for the young ones that will never get to know that wonderful woman. Love and Deepest Sympathy.

  8. Randy and Nancy Hovland

    Our deepest sympathy to the family of Phyllis Phillips!!!!!

  9. Nick and Sue Sperger

    We are sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family during this difficult time.

  10. John and Patty Wayne

    Sorry to hear about the loss of Phyllis.
    I always enjoy visiting with her.
    Our Deepest Sympathy

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