Phillip Elmer Rappenecker, 90, of Sperry, Iowa died Monday, October 7, 2019 at the Great River Medical Center.
Born June 15, 1929 in Burlington, Iowa he was the son of Edward Charles and Lucy Mae (Springsteen) Rappenecker. He married Dorothy Stout on February 26, 1949 in Burlington, she died November 5, 2008.
Phil was a dairy farmer for most of his life. He was a member of Divine Mercy Parish ~ St. Mary Catholic Church, Dodgeville. He loved gambling, fishing, coon hunting, driving his golf cart around and spending time with his family.
Survivors include three sons; Tom (Laurie) Rappenecker, Bob (Julia) Rappenecker and Kevin (Mary Kay) Rappenecker; four daughters, Luann (Mike) McLaughlin, Cindy (Mike) Walker, Connie Bloom and Jackie (Mitch) Meyers; daughter-in-law Gina Rappenecker; 24 grandchildren; 30 great grandchildren; one sister Geradine McCartney of Burlington and several nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, his wife, one son Rick Rappenecker, one daughter Patty Buttell, son-in-law's, Bill Buttell and Terry Bloom, four brothers and two sisters.
The Mass of Christian Burial for Phil will be 10:30 a.m. Friday, October 11th at St. Mary Catholic Church - Dodgeville. The Rev. Dan Dorau will be the celebrant. Interment will be in St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery, Dodgeville. The Rosary will be recited at 8:30 a.m. Friday, October 11th with the family to receive friends following the Rosary until the time of Mass.
Memorials have been established for the Burlington Notre Dame Foundation and Divine Mercy Parish - St. Mary Dodgeville.
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Connie am so sorry for your loss.
We were so sorry to hear of Mr. Rappenecker's passing. Our thoughts and prayers go out to all the family on the loss of your father. May your years of memories of his guidance and love bring you comfort now. With all our love, Nancy and Mark Cahill.
Always will remember Phil visiting at the Walkers at party-time, he was a wonderful father and grandfather,
To Tom & Laurie, Cindy and Mike and all the Rappenecker family. Rita & I extend our condolences on the passing of Phil. What a long and wonderful life he had. We cannot imagine 30 great grandchildren. That back pew at 5 is seeing to many vacancies lately. May Phil's soul and the souls of all the faithfully departed be ushered into the presence of the Lord. Peace and prayers to all.
the Officers of Knights of Columbus Council 568 wish to take this opportunity to express our condolences on the passing of our brother Knight Phil Rappenecker. We all start life in a watery tomb, unknowingly headed for a birth tunnel and to a life of breathing air, and water no more. We hauntingly move toward another tunnel ,a "birth" into a much better "world". As Christians, we know that Christ entered that tunnel through death and came back to His followers to reassure us where that tunnel leads. Be not afraid, I go before you always, come follow me. For I go to prepare a place for you. To Phil's family, may your faith, friends and family bring you peace and comfort at this time.
What a nice nice man I miss seeing him every Saturday in church.
Cindy, Mike, John and family. We are so sorry to hear about the passing of your father and grandfather. The wonderful memories of a long life shared will help during this difficult time. Our thoughts and prayers are with you.
Phil has been a good farmer, a good neighbor (45 yrs.) a really great county Supervisor. I will miss seeing him. I am so sorry for all the family and friends that loved him so much.
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