Farming Rural 18

Herman Joseph Phillipp

December 8, 1927 ~ January 29, 2024 (age 96) 96 Years Old

Herman Phillipp Obituary



Herman Joseph Phillipp, 96, of Idaho Falls, Idaho, passed away peacefully at home, with his family by his side on Monday, January 29, 2024.

Herman was born on December 8, 1927, in Idaho Falls, Idaho, the son of Joseph and Frances Sieger Phillipp. He was a lifelong resident of Idaho Falls. He attended Holy Rosary Elementary School and graduated from Idaho Falls High School. Herman then began his lifelong farming career. He worked for several farmers in the Idaho Falls and Osgood areas.

In his free time, he liked to fish and spend time with his brothers and sisters. He was a lifelong member of the Knights of Columbus and Holy Rosary Catholic Church.

On October 27, 1949, he married the love of his life, Bernice Mary Wille, at Holy Rosary Catholic Church. Together, they began their married life in Idaho Falls where Herman continued farming and Bernice worked at Sacred Heart Hospital. Bernice became a full-time mother and they were blessed with 13 children. They proudly raised their children and frequently filled a whole pew at Sunday masses. Besides farming, Herman enjoyed woodworking, carving, gardening, spending time with his grandkids and family, going to coffee at O'Brady's with family and friends, and telling jokes. He carved various nativities, Santa, and wildlife figures. His woodworking produced over 70 rocking horses, various pianos, trucks, farming equipment, and wall hangings for friends and family.

Survivors include his brother, Paul Phillipp, and wife, Joni; children, Pat Phillipp, Steve (Molly) Phillipp, John (Peggy) Phillipp, Cathy (Alan) Kelsch, Paul (Patty) Phillipp, JoAnn Pfeiffer, Mary (Eric) Olson, Annette Phillipp, Fran (Ray) Flesner, Rick (Sondra) Phillipp, and Rita Phillipp; 22 grandchildren and 40 great grandchildren, with one on the way, due in April.

He was preceded in death by his wife, Bernice; his sons, Ed Phillipp and James Phillipp; son-in-law, Bob Pfeiffer; his grandsons, Nick Phillipp and Tim Phillipp; his parents, Joseph and Frances Phillipp; his sisters, Genie Newman, Angie Frost, Cathy Marr, Blanche Newman, Margaret Bean, Pauline Fisher, and Rosalie Phillipp; and his brother, Joe Phillipp.

Services will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday, February 5, 2024, at Holy Rosary Catholic Church, 905 S. Lee Avenue in Idaho Falls, with a reception to follow at Christ the King Catholic Church, 1690 E. 17th Street, Idaho Falls. A rosary will be held at 6 p.m. Sunday, February 4, 2024, at Wood Funeral Home East Side, 963 S. Ammon Road in Ammon, with a viewing to follow from 7-8 p.m. 

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in the name of Herman Phillipp to Holy Rosary Catholic School, 161 9th St, Idaho Falls, ID 83404, or St. Vincent De Paul, 805 S. Holmes Avenue, Idaho Falls ID 83401.

A special thanks to the outstanding care teams at Eden Home Health and Hospice and OneSource Home Health and Hospice.

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February 4, 2024

6:00 PM
Wood Funeral Home East Side
963 South Ammon Road
Ammon, ID 83406

February 4, 2024

7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Wood Funeral Home East Side
963 South Ammon Road
Ammon, ID 83406

Funeral Mass
February 5, 2024

11:00 AM
Holy Rosary Catholic Church
145 9th Street
Idaho Falls, ID 83404

February 5, 2024

Fielding Memorial Park Cemetery
4600 South Yellowstone Highway
Idaho Falls, ID 83402


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