Lyle Phillips Death, Obituary – At the age of 91, Lyle L. Phillips, who resided in Edgerton, passed away at Mercy Hospital & Trauma Center in Janesville on Sunday, October 11, 2020. He was the son of Lawrence Phillips, who passed away, and Mary (Portwine) Phillips, who also passed away, and was born on March 11, 1929 in Crawford County, Wisconsin. On December 31st, 1949, Lyle was united in marriage to Jeanette E. Murwin at St. Joseph Catholic Church.
In addition to his membership in UAW Local 95, he worked for General Motors for a total of 33 years until taking his retirement in the year 1982. Lyle was an outdoorsman who liked hunting, fishing, camping, and taking trips. After he retired, one of his favorite things to do was attend the coffee clutch at Carl’s Shell Station in Newville. He also enjoyed buying new trucks and campers. The town of Knob Noster in Missouri is where Lyle was born. He served in both the Navy and the Air Force during World War II.
At the Richards-Gabour Air Force Base in Grandview, Missouri, where he worked for the Department of Defense, he was a pilot. His parents, Earl and Laura Belle Smith Phillips, as well as his wife, Christine, two sisters, Thelma Cameron and Lillie Briggs, and five brothers, Garland, Logan, Alfred, Norman, and Gene, passed away before he did. He is survived by his five brothers and two sisters.
He is survived by two step daughters, Shirley Ott of Lone Jack, Missouri and Linda Price of Overland Park, Kansas; one step son, Ron Bell of Gladstone, Missouri; eight grandchildren; twelve great grandchildren and two sister-in-laws, Lorene Phillips and Rose Ann Philips, both of Clinton, Missouri; in addition, he is survived by a number of nieces and nephews as well as other relatives and friends. He passed away on April 15, 2002.