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“We are sorry for your loss. Philip was a kind man. The way he lived his life is a good example for us to follow. May the love of Christ surround your...Read More »
1 of 24 | Posted by: Kim Kopke - Amarillo, TX

“I am so sorry for your loss of your husband, father, son , brother, grandson etc. He was a very special person and I have endless memories and...Read More »
2 of 24 | Posted by: Denise (White) Brokaw - Osceola, IA

“Brenda, I am sorry for your loss. You are are in my thoughts and prayers. ”
3 of 24 | Posted by: Summer Marlin Lane - Saint Cloud, FL

“I am very sorry to hear about Philip. My thoughts and prayers are with you Brenda and the rest of Philip's family. ”
4 of 24 | Posted by: Josh - Afton, IA - Friend

“Brenda, although we never met Philip, we know Your family and know what support you will have during this very difficult time! Our thoughts and...Read More »
5 of 24 | Posted by: Jack and Judy Harman - Afton, IA

“Julie, Brenda, Kim, Jeff & families- I am so sorry that you have lost your Philip, I cannot begin to imagine how you feel. He was such a great guy! I...Read More »
6 of 24 | Posted by: Jessica (Hart) McLain - Osceola, IA

“I want to express my deepest sympathies to Philip's family during this time. I am so sorry for the loss of your husband, father, son, brother and...Read More »
7 of 24 | Posted by: Aleesha Fisher (Barcus) - El Paso, TX

“Brenda & Kids, We are so very sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. Brian, Megan, Mackenzie, Macy, Mica &...Read More »
8 of 24 | Posted by: Megan Roberts Andreasen - IA

“Dear Brenda, Maddie, Owen and Ronnie., My thoughts and prayers are with you ~ Sincere Hearfelt sympathy to You and all that knew and loved Philip. ...Read More »
9 of 24 | Posted by: Lori Ann Haight - IA

“God be with each of you during this time. Philip is loved and missed by many. So sorry for your loss ”
10 of 24 | Posted by: stacy shorter wellinger - MO

“My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. ”
11 of 24 | Posted by: Amy Swanson Barker - Osceola, IA

“brenda i am so sorry for your loss, thoughts and prayers are with you and family, and if u need anything don't hesitate to call. ”
12 of 24 | Posted by: audrey shelley - mt ayr, IA

“So sorry to hear about your loss. Your family is in out thoughts and prayers. ”
13 of 24 | Posted by: Angee Booth - Marion, IA

“I was very saddened to hear of Philip's death. My thoughts are with each and every one of you. Philip was such a nice guy and I enjoyed having my...Read More »
14 of 24 | Posted by: Amy Reece O'Hare - Rochester, MS

“Brenda I am so sorry for your loss, you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers. ”
15 of 24 | Posted by: Heidi Weaver - Friend

“Brenda & Kids We are sorry for your loss and our thoughts and prayers are with your family. ”
16 of 24 | Posted by: Wade, Kerry, Ashly & Brodie Starlin

“Brenda, Mattie, Owen, Ronnie and family we are so, so sorry for your loss. Philip was a great guy and will be missed by so many. We are here for you...Read More »
17 of 24 | Posted by: Mike, Ellie, Steven and Trevor Fry - IA

“Brenda and kids, you are all in our thoughts and prayers. Wendi, Jeff, Keaton, Kaela and Kinsey ”
18 of 24 | Posted by: Wendi Mitchell Eslinger - IA

“Brenda, We are praying for your family at this difficult time. Steve, Amy, Macy, and Cass Lininger ”
19 of 24 | Posted by: Amy Nixon Lininger - Winterset, IA

“Brenda and Family-Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers. Love, Mindy, Dave, Jake and Brock. ”
20 of 24 | Posted by: Mindy Jones - Shannon City, IA

“Condolances go out to the family My prayers and thoughts are with all of you ”
21 of 24 | Posted by: Janet Fenton - Osceola, IA

“My thoughts and prayers are with Phillip's family. Things in life are so hard to understand they say God only takes the best and that he has. May you...Read More »
22 of 24 | Posted by: Kim (Kerns) Griffin - friend

“Philip will be greatly missed. I have not seen him for years, but I have so many memories of growing up with him. He became part of my family in his...Read More »
23 of 24 | Posted by: Jackie Kerns - Murray, IA

“philip was very nice, sweet, loveing person he alway's had a smile on is face. he love his kids very much. if u need help he would help u out as...Read More »
24 of 24 | Posted by: ken tucker - creston, IA - freind

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Philip J. Riemenschneider

Philip Riemenschneider, 34, of Afton, died Tuesday, December 20, 2011 at the Greater Regional Hospice Home in Creston. Services will be 10:30 am Friday, December 23, 2011 at the Arispe United Methodist Church. Pastor Joel Sutton will officiate. Burial will be in the Abel Cemetery northeast of Arispe. Open visitation will be 2 pm to 8 pm Thursday with family receiving friends from 6 pm to 8 pm Thursday at the Powers Funeral Home in Afton. Memorials are to be established in his name. Online condolences can be left under the obituary category at

Philip James Riemenschneider was born February 25, 1977 in Des Moines to Julie Ann (Horton) Riemenschneider. He graduated from Clarke High School in 1995. Philip was united in marriage to Brenda Lou (Cheers) on September 4, 1999 in Afton, Iowa. He worked as mechanic for the Farmers Coop in Afton. Philip also helped farm with his father in-law in the Afton area. Philip attended the Arispe United Methodist Church, was a member of Afton Lions Club, Frank's Coffee Crew and Arispe Development Corporation.

Philip is survived by his wife, Brenda of Afton; three children, Mattie, Owen and Ronnie at home; his mother, Julie Horton (friend Eli Weir) of Osceola; brother, Jeff (Bethany) Riemenschneider of Murray; sister, Kim (husband Tim) Jackson of Osceola; father and mother in-law, Ron and Mary Lou Cheers of Afton; maternal grandparents, James and Rosalee Horton of Osceola, three sisters-in-law, Sarah (husb. William) Long of Afton, Ronda (husb. Jason) Driskill of Creston and Callista (husb. Nick) Wilkey of Afton, many nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles and other relatives. He was preceded in death by his paternal grandparents, Kenneth and Loretta Riemenschneider.