In Memory of

David Dean Phipps

October 25, 1947 - March 11, 2016
David Dean Phipps, 68, passed away on March 11, 2016, in care at Massachusetts General hospital in Boston after battling cancer. David was born in Cherokee on October 25, 1947 to Paul and Marian (Hulett) Phipps. David attended college at Wayne State University, where he earned a bachelor's degree in education. He taught high school for two years in Sutherland before returning to his childhood home to begin farming. In 1976, he married Rebecca Kronlokken. They had two children, Andrew and Susannah. David continued on to serve in several local and county government positions, while also pursuing his love of farming. After retirement and the passing of his wife, David enjoyed traveling. In 2015, he became engaged to Claudia Martin Ellis. David is preceeded in death by his wife, Rebecca (Kronlokken) Phipps, his father Paul Phipps, his mother Marian (Hulett) Phipps, and brother, Dennis Phipps. He is survived by his son, Andrew Phipps; daughter, Susannah (Marcus) Matousek; granddaughters, Abigail and Katelyn Matousek; and fiancee, Claudia Martin Ellis. In lieu of flowers, please send memorials to Hope for Haiti.
Memorial services will be held at 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, March 22, 2016 at the Meriden Evangelical Free Church Meriden, Iowa.
Pastor Larry Ostercamp
Visitation will begin at 2:00 p.m. Monday, with the family present from 5:00-7:00 p.m. Monday night at the Greenwood-Schubert Funeral Home in Cherokee.
"It Is Well With My Soul" "Great Is Thy Faithfulness" by the congregation
Oak Hill Cemetery Cherokee, Iowa


Monday, March 21, 2016 at 12:00 AM
“We only knew David for a short time, but realized his kindness and the love he had for family and friends. He was giving and helpful to all, though gone he will not be forgotten.”
- Freddie & Nancy Schoneweis
Sunday, March 20, 2016 at 12:00 AM
“Harold and I are so sorry to hear of the loss of your dad. Our family have many fond memories of the Phipps our prayers for you”
- harold and Connie Johnson
Sunday, March 20, 2016 at 12:00 AM
“a very nice and good man , Only had the privaledge of knowing him for a few years , So sorry to not had the opportunity to spend more time with him, which where a real pleasure fred”
- fred m schoneweis
Friday, March 18, 2016 at 12:00 AM
“My condolences to the family. I will remember the talks we had and how caring he was to a lot of people. Rest in piece May God be with your family and all who knew him.”
- Linda D. Vannatta
Friday, March 18, 2016 at 12:00 AM
“My husband, Keith and I, graduated with David 50 yrs. ago. We were reconnected thru Face Book several years ago and I did so enjoy getting to know David again. I will miss him so much and I am so sorry for his loss to his family and loved ones. God bless all of you!”
- Linda J. Johnson
Thursday, March 17, 2016 at 12:00 AM
“Now he can view everyone from Gods treehouse. Rest in peace Paul and Dorothy McGee”
- Paul mcgee
Thursday, March 17, 2016 at 12:00 AM
“No words can describe how much David will be missed by so many. Rest in Peace in His eternal home.
- Terry Hoppe
Thursday, March 17, 2016 at 12:00 AM
“My deepest sympathy to the family. I got to know your father when he was the city administrator a few years back for the city of Primghar. What a wonderful, kind, nice man. So sorry that you lost both your parents close together; think it was about 2 years ago your mother died; I attended her visitation. But we know David is in a much better place; I lost my brother very suddenly on Feb. 15th. May God's peace and your memories sustain in the days and years ahead.”
- Rhonda Westphal
Wednesday, March 16, 2016 at 12:00 AM
“My deepest sympathies for your loss. May God grant you peace knowing David is with Him and without pain.”
- Amber M. Lively
Wednesday, March 16, 2016 at 12:00 AM
“I AM SO VERY SORRY. FB hasn't been the same since David left us to go home. Shalom to everyone affected by this tremendous hole left in our hearts by his leaving.”
- Susan Williams (Sturgeon)
Wednesday, March 16, 2016 at 12:00 AM
“Dave was one of the good guys always”
- John A. Hill
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