Kenneth Philippi

Obituary of Kenneth M. Philippi

Kenneth Marvin Philippi, son of Fred and Lydia (Hauck) Philippi was born on March 26, 1938 in Bon Homme County. He was baptized and confirmed at the United Methodist Church in Tyndall SD. He was raised and grew up on the family farm in rural Tyndall. He attended the Tyndall public schools where he graduated in 1957. He went to Springfield College for a year.

While in his younger years, Kenneth started singing in the church choir. His love for music carried on throughout his life. He sang with the Easter Cantata in Bon Homme County.  When he moved to Yankton, he was a member of the United Methodist Church and sang with the choir, was part of the men's bible study, and he sang with the men's barbershop Harmony Expedition Chorus. He was an avid reader, sometimes having several books going at the same time and loved science fiction books, movies and TV shows. One of his goals in life was to become a published author. He achieved this in 2019 with his Science fiction book called Brother Andrew.

On July 14, 1990 he was united in marriage to Mary M. Myers and to this union, Kenneth became a stepfather to six children.   While living in Yankton he worked varies jobs and when it was time to retire, he enjoyed doing demos at Hy-Vee and Walmart.

Left to cherish his memory is his beloved wife Mary; sister Shirley (Jim) Hermanek of St. Croix Falls, WI; brother, Leroy Philippi of Tyndall SD; stepchildren:  Jeff (Stephanie) Myers. Kristie (Dan) Blankenship, Glenda (Jason) Bittner, Michael Myers (Jayme Kappel), Monica Dahl (Neil Schmidt); grandchildren:  Jazmine, Tristan Myers, Danny, Dawson, Kaitlyn Blankenship, Colin, Logan Swenson, Alex Bittner, Jordan, Carter Dahl; niece, Tina (John) O'Donnell; nephew, Robert (Jen) Hermanek and their four children, other relatives and friends.

Kenneth was preceded in death by his father, Fred; mother, Lydia, and stepchild Catherine.

 

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Sunday
15
December

Visitation

5:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Sunday, December 15, 2019
Opsahl-Kostel Funeral Home & Crematory
601 West 21st Street
Yankton, South Dakota, United States
6056659679
Also for one hour prior to service time at the church on Monday.
Sunday
15
December

Prayer Service

7:00 pm - 7:30 pm
Sunday, December 15, 2019
Opsahl-Kostel Funeral Home & Crematory
601 West 21st Street
Yankton, South Dakota, United States
6056659679
Monday
16
December

Funeral Service

11:00 am - 12:00 pm
Monday, December 16, 2019
First United Methodist
207 West 11th
Yankton, South Dakota, United States
Monday
16
December

At Rest

12:15 pm - 12:30 pm
Monday, December 16, 2019
Sacred Heart Cemetery
North Douglas
Yankton, South Dakota, United States
6056653502