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Phyllis Marie (Driedric) DerrickMarch 4, 1929 ~ July 5, 2017 (age 88)
Phyllis Derrick, 88, Neenah, passed away July 5, 2017, at ThedaCare Medical Center, Neenah. She was born March 4, 1929, in Iron Mountain, Michigan, the daughter of the late Anton and Mary (Guiliani) Driedric. Phyllis married Robert Derrick on October 29, 1949, in Iron Mountain. They were happily married for 62 years before Robert's death on September 1, 2011. She was a dedicated mother and homemaker. Phyllis enjoyed crocheting, knitting, sewing, baking and gardening. She and Robert also enjoyed their regular evening walks to relax and stay fit and healthy. Her travels brought her to Australia to visit her daughter Barb and there were regular trips to both North Carolina and Texas to visit her daughter Kris and son-in-law Dennis. Phyllis was an avid card and dominos player and enjoyed competing at family reunions. Professionally she was employed by the City of Neenah in the Clerk's office for 26 years before her retirement in 1993. Phyllis was a member of St. Gabriel Catholic Parish, Neenah.
Phyllis is survived by two daughters, Barbara Derrick, Kristine (Dennis) Long; one granddaughter, Shelly Long; two great-grandsons, Chandler and Owen; one brother, Marvin (Carol) Driedric; four sisters-in-law, Irene (Wayne) McFarland, Marie (Robert) Sullivan, Kathleen (Walter) Blayney, and Lois Derrick; many nieces, nephews, and numerous friends.
In addition to her husband and parents, Phyllis was further preceded in death by two brothers-in-law, Richard Derrick and Frank Derrick.
A memorial service will be held at 11:30 AM, Friday, September 29, 2017, at St Gabriel Catholic Church, 900 Geiger St., Neenah with Fr. Larry Seidl officiating. Interment will take place in Oak Hill Cemetery, Neenah. Visitation will be held at the church from 10:30 AM until the time of service.
The family wishes to express a very special thank you to Jean Moxon for her friendship and ongoing support.