Vernon James Phillips “Bud”, 91

Vernon James Phillips, “Bud,” age 91, passed away at the Iowa Veteran’s Home in Marshalltown, Iowa on March 31, 2021. A visitation for Bud will be held at Mitchell Family Funeral Home in Marshalltown, Iowa on Tuesday, April 6 from 5 to 7 PM. The funeral mass will take place at St. Francis of Assisi Parish: St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Marshalltown, Iowa on Wednesday, April 7 at 10:30 AM. Burial will follow at Sacred Heart Cemetery in St. Anthony, Iowa with full military honors presented by the Combined VFW/American Legion Honor Guard of Marshalltown, Iowa. Mitchell Family Funeral Home has been entrusted with the care of Bud and his family. For additional questions or to leave a condolence, please visit www.mitchellfh.com or call 641-844-1234.

Left to cherish Bud’s memory are his wife, Caroline; his children, Vernita (Larry) Conley, Vickie (Norman) Tjelmeland, Vance (Kathleen) Phillips, Virgil (Cindy) Phillips, and Vaughn (Rachel) Phillips; his step-children, Steve (Jo) Rohach, David Rohach, Jane (Dwight) Fritts, Jerry (Marcie) Rohach, and Donna (Mark) Prusha; his siblings, Lonnie (Thelma) Phillips, Gene (Marla) Phillips, Glen (Ida) Phillips, and Darlene Miller; brother-in-law Carlton Karns; brother-in-law Earl (Linda) Freese; sister-in-law JoAnne DeFrance and Helga Freese; his 23 grandchildren, 24 great-grandchildren, and many nieces and nephews.