Phyllis J. Heilskov, 81, of Hampton, passed away Tuesday, April 4, 2017, at the Franklin General Hospital in Hampton. She was born on April 30, 1935, to Arthur and Freda (Mutzel) Behn in Hampton, Iowa.
Phyllis graduated from Hampton High School in 1953. On March 26, 1955 she was united in marriage to Robert F. Heilskov. Phyllis was a devout farm wife for many years, a member of the Trinity Lutheran Church, LWML, church choir and Acorns to Oaks Mothers Club. She enjoyed golfing, baking, traveling and spending time with her family.
Phyllis is survived by her husband Robert, son Gerry (Sarah) Heilskov of Hampton, son Steve (Peg) Heilskov of Iowa Falls, daughter Susan (Brad) Staley of Hampton, son Scott (Ady) Heilskov of Hampton, twelve grandchildren and fourteen great-grandchildren, brother Merlin Behn of Hampton, sister Rosemary Hruska of St. Louis, Missouri, sister Ruth Palmer of Eldora, sister Janice McLaughlin of Loveland, Colorado, and sister Linda Koentopp of Ft. Collins, Colorado.
She is preceded in death by her parents, two brothers and three sister-in-laws.
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Bob and Family, my heart goes out to you in the loss of your wonderful Phyllis. I know you will all miss her terribly. I think I first met Phyllis when we were in 5th grade at Franklin School. She was always so friendly and sweet, with that beautiful dimpled smile of hers. May God grant you all peace and comfort at this difficult time. Joanne Hovmark Claypool, HHS, 1953.
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