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Phyllis C. Oldenberg

Phyllis Catherine Oldenberg, age 90, of Philip, died Saturday, August 19, 2006, at the Philip Nursing Home.

Funeral services were held Wednesday, August 23, at the First Lutheran Church in Philip, with Pastor Tim Solberg officiating.

Music was provided by Marilyn Millage, pianist; Elvera Moos, vocalist; congregational hymns; and special music by Rose and Loren Kiel. Usher was Marvin Eide. Pallbearers were Dan Oldenberg, Henry Chappel, Don Anderson, Bob Hamann, Harold O'Neill, Steve and Joe Millage.

Interment will be in the Masonic Cemetery, Philip.

Phyllis Catherine Aske was born April 20, 1916, in Great Falls, MT, the daughter of Marshall and Anna (Hurdman) Aske. When she was an infant the family moved to the Recluse, Wyoming area where she grew up and received her elementary education. In 1929, the family moved to the Philip area where she completed her education. As a young lady she worked for various families in the Powell, SD, area.

Phyllis was united in marriage to George Oldenberg on July 22, 1939, at Rapid City. They made their home on a farm-ranch northwest of Philip where they resided for seven years. In 1942, they moved to their present farm-ranch which they operated until retiring but continued to reside there. In March 1997, they moved into the Senechal Apartments in Philip. In March 1999, Phyllis moved into the Philip Nursing Home, where she has since resided.

Her husband, George Oldenberg, preceded her in death on December 21, 2001.

Phyllis was a member of the First Lutheran Church in Philip. She enjoyed playing the violin, embroidering, and spending time with her grandchildren. Phyllis spent many hours baking, making specialty cakes for different occasions and baking cinnamon rolls for the local businesses, tending to her flower gardens, and being a mother to her children and at times to her nieces and nephews. Photography was one Phyllis' interests, and was one of the first to start scrap-booking in the area.

Grateful for having shared her life include her son, Gary Oldenberg and his wife, Gloria, of Mitchell; three daughters, Marie Mach of Rapid City, Grace Hunt and her husband, Allen, of Wahpeton, ND, and Connie Pardita and her husband, John, of Deer Trail, CO; 11 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; a brother, Willard Aske of LaCenter, WA; and a host of other relatives and friends.

In addition to her husband, George, Phyllis was preceded in death by a daughter, Gladys Clawson; her parents; and two sisters, Pearl Oldenberg and Lavina O'Neill.

A memorial is established. Rush Funeral Home of Philip was in charge of arrangements. Written tributes may be made at www. rushfuneralhome.com