FAIRMONT - Funeral service for Phyllis L. Neuenschwander, 86, of Fairmont will be 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 29, at St. John's United Church of Christ in Fairmont with burial following at Fairview Memorial Park in Fairmont. Visitation will be 5-7 p.m. Friday, Sept 28, at Lakeview Funeral Home in Fairmont, and will continue for one hour prior to the service at the church on Saturday.
Phyllis passed away Monday, Sept. 24, 2012, at her residence at the Goldfinch Estates in Fairmont.
Phyllis LaVaugh Trullinger was born Dec. 8, 1925, in Madelia, Minn., the daughter of Floyd and Florence (Pederson) Trullinger. She attended country school in Madelia. On Oct. 8, 1945, she was united in marriage to Clifford Neuenschwander at the Little Brown Church in Nashua, Iowa. They lived in Fairmont before moving to a farm near Northrop in 1949. Phyllis helped Clifford on the farm and worked at Harold's Supper Club in Northrop for many years. They moved to Fairmont in 2007 and Clifford passed away on July 19 of that same year. Phyllis was a member of St. John's United Church of Christ and the Lee C. Prentice American Legion Post 36 Auxiliary.
Survivors include three children, Dennis Neuenschwander and his wife, Shirley, of Fairmont, Barb Kotewa and special friend, Bob Altman, of Fairmont, Cindy Wolter and her husband, Roger, of Coon Rapids, Minn.; nine grandchildren; 11 great grandchildren; sister, Darlene Montgomery of West Concord, Minn.; two brothers, Clifford Trullinger of Madelia, Larry Trullinger and his wife, Sheryl, of Madelia; sisters-in-law, Leona Bench of Fairmont, Helen Hanson and her husband, Carl, of Austin, Minn., Darlyne Espelund and her husband, Jerry, of Omaha, Neb.; many nieces and nephews, other relatives and friends.
In addition to her parents, Floyd and Florence Trullinger and her husband, Clifford, Phyllis was preceded in death by one son, Douglas Lee Neuenschwander; granddaughter, Bobby Jo Neuenschwander; great-granddaughter, Josephene Kay Kotewa; several other brothers-in-law and a sister-in-law.