Service Details


Two Services - Please see Body of Obituary


Saturday, July 21, 2018
1:00 pm
Please see obituary for additional Sunday service.
Jefferson County Fairgrounds 4H Building
2606 W. Burlington
Fairfield, Iowa


Hamilton's Crematory
Des Moines, Iowa


Hamilton's on Westown Parkway
3601 Westown Parkway
West Des Moines, Iowa 50266
(515) 224-0078

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Margaret "Peggy" Philips Peggy Philips, 76, passed away July 9, 2018. She was born November 14, 1941 in Fairfield, IA to Fern (Hamilton) and Albert Mrogenski. After graduation from high school, Peggy married D.
Larry Philips. The couple raised their family in Van Buren County, Fairfield, and Southeast Iowa, farming many farms and raising animals. Peggy also worked as a childcare provider and provided childcare to countless children in southeast Iowa as well as the Des Moines area. In addition, Peggy loved to cook and bake. While working at the Senior Center in Fairfield she baked at least twenty loaves of bread a day. She continued her baking at Johnston Community School District after moving to Urbandale. Her recipes did go to the grave, however, some of us have figured out some of her secrets....shhhhh!

Peggy also enjoyed gardening, flowers and birds, and collected rocks, marbles, eggs, teacups and teapots. She thoroughly enjoyed all things sports, especially NASCAR. She was a life-long fan of Dale Earnhardt, Sr. and Jr. and on Sunday’s you could find her flipping channels between football games and the race! Saturdays she enjoyed watching the Hawkeyes! GO HAWKS!!

She is survived by her brother, Tommy Mrogenski and niece Kelly Fleck and family; her children, David (Joni) Belle Plain, Dennis (Sondra) Ollie, Deborah Syfert, Daniel (Wauneta) Birmingham, and Penny (Terry) Dolberg; grandchildren, Corey (Leigha), Brandon, Travis (Julie), Cohen, Keaton (Becca), Allie (Tyler), Tarrah (Jacob), Tanner, Megan (Josh), Melanie (Jordan), Maddy and Ty. She was GG to her great-grandchildren, Gwen, Crosby, Chandler, Avery, Dierks, Kennadi, Remingtin, Nolan, Logan, and Brooklyn. Her loving dog, Bella also survives her. Peggy was preceded in death by her husband, Larry Philips; her parents, Albert and Fern Mrogenski; her sister, Liz (Mrogenski) Martin; and her brother, Jimmy Mrogenski.

Services will be held Saturday, July 21, 2018 from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Jefferson County Fairgrounds, 4-H Building, 2606 W Burlington in Fairfield, Iowa and Sunday, July 22nd from 1 to 3 p.m. at New Hope United Methodist Church, 4525 Beaver in Des Moines, Iowa.

In lieu of flowers, memorials are being accepted by the family. Condolences may be expressed at