Phyllis Joan Von Thun, 80, of Camanche, Iowa, passed away at the Clarrisa C. Cooke Hospice House, Davenport, on Thursday, January 23, 2020. Funeral services will take place at 2 pm Thursday, January 30, at Lemke Funeral Homes – South Chapel (2610 Manufacturing Drive). A visitation occurs three-hours prior from 11 am until the service hour at the funeral home. Honoring her wishes, cremation rites will take place following the funeral service with burial at a later date. Lemke Funeral Homes assisted the family with arrangements.
Phyllis was born January 7, 1940 in Clinton, Iowa the daughter of Phillip and Barbara (Blanchard) DeWitt. She was united in marriage Roland “Rollie” Von Thun on November 11, 1956 in Charlotte, Iowa.
Phyllis was a cook and chef for many area establishments, concluding her career at Phil’s Country Bar in Camanche.
Phyllis was a member of the Iowa Hawkeye Horseshoe Pitchers Association, and later would later be inducted into the Hall of Fame.
Phyllis loved being outdoors, whether it was camping (especially chatting around the campfire), fishing or simply tending to her garden. She was an avid fan of Wheel Fortune. Above all, she always put her family first and loved then dearly - she will be greatly missed.
Phyllis is survived by her husband and life partner Rollie Von Thun of Camanche, IA; her children – Dale (Vanessa) Von Thun of LeClaire, IA, Dawn (Steve) Griswold of Milan, Il, Roland (Sandi) Von Thun of Clinton, IA, Rhonda Von Thun of Camanche, IA and Royanne (Shawn) Corby of Camanche, IA with 7 grandchildren and 8 great-grandchildren; with several nieces, nephews, cousins and friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents, one brother and one sister.
In lieu of flowers, memorials made can be directed to the family.