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Phyllis Willadsen

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Born in : New Hampton Iowa Resided in : New Hampton Iowa Phyllis L. Willadsen, age 86, of New Hampton, IA passed away Monday, February 27, 2023 at Linn Haven Rehab and Healthcare in New Hampton. Memorial services will be held at 11:30 AM on Friday, March 3, 2023 at Congregational United Church of Christ in New Hampton with Pastor Dong Shin officiating. There will be a two hour visitation at the church prior to the memorial service on Friday. Burial will be held at a later date at New Hampton Cemetery. Online condolences may be left at www.conwaymarkham.com. Memorials may be directed to the family. Phyllis Louise was born April 9, 1936, the daughter of Kenneth and Zillah Mae (Regan) Hibbs in New Hampton, IA. She attended and graduated from New Hampton High School. During the summer months while in and shortly after high school, Phyllis worked as a lifeguard at the municipal pool. After completing her education, Phyllis was united in marriage to Peter Willadsen on September 4, 1954, at Congregational United Church of Christ in New Hampton. They welcomed their 8 children; Craig, Bruce, Jon, Joy, Kevin, Kim, Amy and Brad. Phyllis was a very active member of her church as she worked as the secretary, sang at countless weddings and funerals, and where she and Peter were lifelong members. She was a member of the Red Hat Belles. She was an avid bowler and served as secretary for 23 years in the Rollaway League. Many will remember seeing her at the Carnegie Cultural Center where she volunteered. Those left to cherish her memory are her children, Craig (Donna) Willadsen, Bruce Willadsen, Jon (Heather) Willadsen all of New Hampton, Joy Willadsen of Tyler, TX, Kevin (Nancy) Willadsen, Kim Rosonke, of New Hampton as well; and Amy Willadsen of Tyler, TX; her daughter-in-law, Janet Willadsen of Mesa, AZ; 18 grandchildren; 31 great-grandchildren; her sisters, Donna (Gene) Richmond and Marsha (Jerry) Whitnable; her brothers, Larry (Doris) Hibbs, Karl (Jeanne) Hibbs and Paul (Patti) Hibbs; numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband, Peter; her son, Brad; her great grandson, Jett and her sister, Marilyn (Maurice) Randall. Services Visitation: March 3, 2023 9:30 am - 11:30 am Congregational United Church of Christ 4 East Court St. New Hampton, IA 50659 (641) 394-2247 Service: March 3, 2023 11:30 am Congregational United Church of Christ 4 East Court St. New Hampton, IA 50659 (641) 394-2247

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  1. Sending our deepest sympathy to all of Phyllis’ family. She was a beautiful person inside and out. Prayers and hugs to all of you.

  2. Sending prayers to all of Phylliss family. May her memories console you today. Cherish her memories. Jeanne and David Roder

  3. My sympathy to the whole Willadsen and Hibbs family. Phyllis was a very special person to me. She will be missed by many people. May God comfort all of you through this time of loss. She is in a better place now and reunited with family and friends.

  4. Our sympathy is with the family during this difficult time. Im sorry we cant make it up to her service. Im sure she is wrapped in the love of family that was waiting for her in heaven. Millie, Robin and Eric Willadsen and Families

  5. Our prayers and sympathy to all of the Willadsen and Hibbs families. Phyllis was always so friendly and nice to visit with. Leon and Nancy Wegner.

  6. Jon, Bruce, Craig and the entire Willadsen family, you have my deepest sympathy. She is now with Pete. Hugs and prayers. 🙏

  7. Paul and I would like to extend our deepest sympathies to all of you. Phyllis was a very special lady and is remembered fondly. We know it is so difficult to say goodbye to our loved ones but May each of you find comfort knowing Phyllis is now whole again. God bless you all, Paul & Janet Pickar

  8. Keep the wonderful memories of a life well lived close. You are all in my thoughts and prayers.

  9. Remembering Aunt Phyllis such a good person, wonderful singer, and best cookie baker I remember. We will be unable to make the trip but will be there in spirit.

  10. To the family of Phyllis Willadsen, Dave and I send our sympathy to all of you. The year we moved to New Hampton Phyllis invited me to be on their bowling team, so thoughtful of her as I needed to get into bowling again. We had just moved here from Omaha and I had bowled most of my life. So I will remember becoming friends from then on. I will miss not running into her now and then. May you all know that memories of her will remain with all who knew her. This is a sad time for all, the loss of Mom.

  11. All you of Phyllis family and friends are in my prayers. She and all of you left special marks on my time as pastor at New Hampton and Ionia. I understand the breaking of your hearts, even as you remember the joys you shared together.

  12. Sympathy and prayers for the family of Phyllis. I have so many special memories of Pete and Phyllis singing together at church. They are now reunited and singing together in the grace of God.

  13. To all of Phyllis’ family… I’m sorry to hear of Phyllis’ passing. I grew up 2 houses South of Pete and Phyllis…I remember when all the children were born… Phyllis was such a nice and kind lady. She touched so many people with her presence and song! My thoughts are with you all. Darrel Lang

  14. Prayers of peace sent to my Willadsen cousins. Hugs to you all. My siblings and I were remiscing about our family gatherings and Molly said she will always remember playing UNO with her. She was a wicked card player. 🙂 Jim and I wont be able to make it but will be there in spirit. I wish the distance between us was much closer. Love you all.

  15. Our deepest sympathies to the family. Phyllis was a very special lady and enjoyed getting to know her and Pete through the Carnegie Cultural Center as volunteers. She was very gifted and talentedloved conversations with her. May she rest in peace as she is now reunited with the love of her life, Pete.

  16. Our sympathies to the family of Phyllis. She was a pillar in her church and just a great person.


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