Obituary for Phyllis Van Dien
Phyllis A. Van Dien, age 84, formerly of Stevens Point, WI, died Wed., July 5, 2017 at the Serenity Hospice and Home in Oregon, IL. She was born April 25, 1933 in Madison, WI the daughter of Irvin and Harriett (Wright) Robinson. She graduated from Madison Central High School. Phyllis married Lynn A. Van Dien on Aug. 13, 1951 in Madison. They moved to Stevens Point in 1952 where they raised their family. Phyllis enjoyed arts and crafts including rosemaling, sewing, needlepoint, building doll houses, baking and cooking. She was predeceased by her husband, daughter Jill Van Dien, 1 brother, 3 sisters, and recent passing of her son-in-law Neil Minnis. She is survived by her children; Robin Minnis of Oregon, IL and Jeff (Karen) Van Dien of Valrico, FL, 5 grandchildren, and 6 Great Grandchildren.
A memorial service for Phyllis will be held at 11:00AM Monday August 7, 2017 at Trinity Lutheran Church. Friends and family will gather to share memories from 9:00AM until the time of service on Monday at church. Pastor Clay Schmit will officiate and burial will follow at Forest Cemetery.
A Memorial fund is established for the Serenity Hospice and Home.