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Phyliss Mineck


Phyliss Mineck, 97, of Davenport, formerly of Tipton, peacefully passed away Sunday, June 10, 2018, at the Clarissa C. Cook Hospice House in Bettendorf. Cremation will take place at Trimble Crematory under the direction of
Cremation Society of the Quad Cities.
Phyliss was born Aug. 27, 1920, on a farm near Belle Plaine, Iowa, to Alfred and Helen Charlotte (Prill) Schluntz. She grew up in Cedar Rapids and graduated from St. Luke's School of Nursing. She married Robert C. Mineck on April 5, 1942, in Los Angeles, Calif., where he was stationed in the Army. She practiced nursing in New York, California, Texas, Colorado and Iowa. She and Robert (Bob) raised their children in Tipton. Phyliss was an active member of the Tipton United Methodist Church, B.P.W. and American Legion Auxiliary. She was a school nurse and worked for doctors Kopsa and Kruse in Tipton. After retirement, she and Bob traveled the United States as well as many other countries. She loved to enter antiques and food in the Cedar County Fair, gardening, sewing, crafting and swimming. She also loved spending time with family.
Those left to cherish her memory include her children, Sandy (Win) Toerber, Freeport, Ill., Rick (Peg) Mineck, Grand Mound, and Dianne (Tom) Polasik, Stillwater, Minn.; eight grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren. She is also survived by a sister, Jeanne Dougan, Dayton, Ohio.
Phyliss was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Bob, (1999); and a son, Robin, (1946).
A memorial has been established in the name of the Tipton United Methodist Church and the Clarissa Cook Hospice House, Bettendorf.
Condolences may be shared at www.CremationQC.com.