Phyllis H. Kleist

Born: Fri., Nov. 15, 1918
Died: Fri., Sep. 14, 2018


1:30 PM to 3:00 PM, Sat., Sep. 22, 2018
Location: Woodland Hills Funeral Home

Funeral Service

3:00 PM Sat., Sep. 22, 2018
Location: Woodland Hills Funeral Chapel

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    Phyllis Hattie Kleist, age 99 of Bagley, MN, formerly of Mankato, MN, passed away on Friday, September 14, 2018 at her home.
    Phyllis is survived by her children, Vern E. Kleist (LeMesa CA), Steven P. Kleist (Tustin CA), and Debra K. Walchuk (Clearbrook MN); grandsons Christopher Kleist and Matthew Kleist; and great grandsons Brandon, Ryan, and Ian; nieces, nephews and cousins.  
    She was preceded in death by her husband, Everett P. Kleist; sons, Daniel R. and Ron F.; father and mother, Clifford C. and Caroline L. (Burger) Mynard; and sisters, Evelyn Mynard, Doris Jordan, and Carol Ketel.
    Funeral services will be held at 3:00 p.m.  Saturday, September 22, 2018 at Woodland Hills Funeral Chapel in Mankato with Pastor Joseph Naumann officiating.  Visitation will be held from 1:30pm until the time of the services at Woodland Hills Funeral Home.  Interment will follow at Woodland Hills Memorial Park.  In lieu of flowers memorials are preferred.  
    Phyllis was born November 15, 1918 in Eagle Lake, MN.  She graduated from Mankato High School.  Phyllis and Everett married May 14, 1941 at Immanuel Evangelical Lutheran Church, Mankato. Phyllis enjoyed town and country life, lovingly cared for her family and home, and worked in many professions.  In 1968 Phyllis accepted the position of store manager of the S & H Green Stamp Redemption Centers in Mankato and New Ulm, and was awarded Store of the Year in 1978 before retiring from S & H Promotional Services.    During her active life Phyllis most enjoyed having her family around her, traveling and gardening.
    Pallbearers are Christopher Kleist, Peter Walchuk, Jo Ann Kleist, Pam Engler, Alan Kleist, and Wyatt Kleist.

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