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Phyllis M. Postel


Posted By: Cindy (email)
Date: 11/23/2019 at 01:33:15

Phyllis M. Postel, 81, of Independence, IA, entered Heaven’s gates on Monday November 18, 2019 at her home in Independence, IA.

Phyllis was born on April 5, 1938 in Independence, IA, the daughter of Francis “Frank” G.H. and Freda F.(Quinn)Pint. She attended the St. John’s Catholic school for her elementary education and was a 1957 graduate of Independence High School. In June of 1957 she married Donald Postel, and they moved to California that same year. They later returned to Independence and were divorced in 1966.

Phyllis work for several years as a waitress at various restaurants in Independence, before attending Hawkeye Technical College in Waterloo, IA to become a Certified Nursing Aid. She worked for over twenty-five years as a Psychiatric Aid at the Mental Health Institute in Independence, she retired in 2003.

Phyllis was an avid Bingo player, she loved to play the lottery, and enjoyed going to the casino with her children. She worked as a waitress in several Independence restaurants before getting hired as Psychiatric Aide at the Independence MHI, retiring in 2003.

Phyllis is survived by her children: Donna(Ken)Rasmussen, Linda Moore, Jeff Postel, Sheila Postel, Theresa Payne, Scot(Robin)Postel, Troy(Dawn)Postel-Vargason, step-son Russ Lippincott, Jr, of New Jersey, foster-daughter, Lorie Luck Holmes of Colorado; her grandchildren: Chris(Karin)Hoover, Zach(Jenny)Hoover, Elaine(Dylan)Trimble, Jacqie(Patrick Blackford)Hoover-Blackford, Jesse Moore, Stephene(Troy)Rugger, Lesli Postel, Tim Postel, Andy Postel and Tony(Kaitlyn Harn)Postel, Melissa Rizzio, Haylee Haar, Olivia Postel, Noah Vargason, Aspen Mallard, & Krome Postel-Vargason; many great-grandchildren, and one great-great-grandchild. Also surviving are her siblings: Barbara “Bobbie” Roe of Waterloo, Bob(Barbara) Pint of Kansas, Harold(Sue)Forsythe of Kansas, Kathy(Danny)Johnson of Independence, brother-in-law Francis Rodgers of Waterloo.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Francis “Frank” G. H. Pint & Freda Fern Quinn; her sister, Doris Pint Rodgers, a brother-in-law, Don Roe, son-in-law, Steve Moore and son-in-law Jack Pence. She was very much loved and will be greatly missed.

A Memorial Service will be held at 3:30 PM on Saturday December 7, 2019 at the Reiff Family Center- Funeral Home & Crematory in Independence, IA, with Rev. Sue Ann Raymond Presiding. A Visitation will be held from 1 PM until service on Saturday December 7, 2019 at the Funeral Home.


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