Michael Joseph Phillips
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Michael Joseph Phillips
  • July 1, 1959 - June 19, 2016
  • Fort Wayne, Indiana

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Michael J. Phillips, 56, of Fort Wayne passed away Sunday, June 19, 2016. He was born on July 1, 1959 in Huntington, a son of the late Gene and Martha (Farkas) Phillips. He attended Huntington North High School. He worked for 20 years as church sexton at Trinity English Lutheran Church, Fort Wayne. He enjoyed working in his yard and vegetable garden.

Surviving family include his significant other, Melissa Joseph; son, Bryon Phillips; sisters, Annette (David) Norwood, Janet (John) Tingle; cat, Kat; and nieces and nephews. Besides his parents, he was preceded in passing by an infant daughter.

Funeral service will be 10:00 am on Thursday, June 23, 2016 at Trinity English Lutheran Church, 450 W. Washington Blvd., with visitation one hour prior. Visitation will also be from 4-8 pm on Wednesday, June 22, 2016 at Klaehn, Fahl & Melton Funeral Home, 420 W. Wayne St., Fort Wayne. Burial will be in Mount Calvary Cemetery, Huntington. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Trinity English Lutheran Church, Parkview Hospice, or Cancer Services of NE Indiana.