Thursday, January 30th, 2014
William "Bill" T. Phlipot, 61, New Bremen, died Jan. 29, 2014, at 1:46 a.m. at his residence.
He was born April 16, 1952, in Coldwater, to Ernest and Jeannette Budde Phlipot. Those who loved him most include his wife, Julie Doseck, whom he married Sept. 18, 1982; his daughter, Krista (Chad) Westerheide, Columbus; a grandson, Paxon Westerheide; siblings, Dot Scheer, New Bremen, Tom (Brenda) Phlipot, New Bremen, Deb (Tom) Scroggins, SeaBrook, Texas, Dan Phlipot, Conyers, Ga., Ken (Amy) Phlipot, Celina; father-in-law, Sam (Henrietta) Doseck, Fort Loramie; in-laws, Linda Byrley, Ariz., Tom (Karen) Doseck, Russia, Ken (Mary) Doseck, Upper Sandusky, Donna (Mark) Blanchard, Defiance, and John (Teresa) Doseck, Botkins; and a large number of nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by a brother, John Phlipot; stepmother, Betty Bergman Phlipot; brother-in-law, Ron Scheer; and mother-in-law, Irene Doseck.
He was a member of the Church of the Holy Redeemer in New Bremen, where he was a collection counter. He was a 1970 graduate of New Bremen High School, where he was president of his senior class. He had attended Edison Community College. He served in the U.S. Army during the Vietnam War, where he was a tow missile maintenance repairman and a Bronze Star recipient. He was a member of the New Bremen American Legion Post 241, serving as a member of the firing squad and a past commander. He was a member of the Veterans of Foreign Wars of Versailles, the New Bremen Rod & Gun Club, and the Home Benefit Association of New Bremen. He was a past owner of the former Tasty Scoop Ice Cream and Putt-Putt Course in New Bremen. He worked at Midmark Corporation of Versailles, from which he retired in July 2011 after 40 years of service. He enjoyed hunting, driving around and playing his guitar. He was an original member of the "Phlipot 4."
A Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 a.m. Saturday at the Church of the Holy Redeemer in New Bremen, the Rev. Thomas Mannebach officiating. Burial will follow in the German Protestant Cemetery, New Bremen.
Calling is 3-8 p.m. Friday at Gilberg-Hartwig Funeral Home, New Bremen, and 9-10 a.m. Saturday at the church, at which time the rosary will be prayed.
The family requests memorial contributions be directed to State of the Heart Hospice or the donor's choice.
Condolences to the Phlipot family can be left at gilberghartwigfh.com.