Formerly of Des Moines

Phillip F. Jepsen, 92, passed away on April 16, 2019, at University of Iowa Hospitals. He was born in Des Moines, November 19, 1926, to Einer and Ida Jepsen, Danish Immigrants. He worked many years alongside his father in their paint contracting company Einer Jepsen and sons. Later he worked for Local 296.

Phillip served in the United States Army and was a member of Union Park Christian Church and later Highland Park Christian Church. He married Eloise Wiseman November 25th, 1950 in Des Moines.

Phillip was an avid reader. He always had a story to tell. He was interested in many subjects but especially automobiles and aviation.

Phillip is survived by his wife of 68 years, Eloise; daughter, Kathy (Ed) Wilson; grandchildren, Elizabeth (Mike) Acevedo, Julia (Farai) Kambasha, Edward Wilson, Phil (Meghan Rodier) Wilson and Emily Wilson; great-grandchildren, Zoe and Maya Acevedo; and a host of other loving family and friends.

He was preceded in death by his children, Liane and David; and brothers, Harvey and Paul.

Graveside services will be held at 11:00 a.m., Thursday, June 20, 2019 at Highland Memory Gardens Cemetery, 1 NE 60th Ave., Des Moines.

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Service Details

Thursday, June 20, 2019
11:00 am
Graveside Service
Highland Memory Gardens Cemetery
1 NE 60th Avenue
Des Moines
Hamilton's near Highland Memory Gardens
121 NW 60th Avenue
Des Moines, Iowa 50313
(515) 289-2442

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