Obit: Phyllis Juchter


Phyllis Arlene (Moeller) Juchter, 95, passed away at Cedar Manor Nursing Home in Tipton, Iowa on Sept. 5, 2019. Visitation was held at Fry Funeral Home in Tipton on Sept. 9, where the funeral service followed. A graveside service and funeral were held at Inland Cemetery in Bennett with a luncheon at the Bennett American Legion.

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Phyllis was born to Ernest and Elsie (Schnoor) Moeller on April 21, 1924 in Davenport. She graduated from Davenport Central High School and furthered her education at AIC.

On Sept. 29, 1945, Phyllis was united in marriage to Donald Martin Juchter at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church in Davenport. Together they raised three children and later had the privilege of being grandparents.

Phyllis spent her employment years at Hickey Bros, Davenport, Horstman’s Store, Bennett Feed, and at Bennett Grain as a bookkeeper until she retired in 1993. She loved to play cards with the Mother’s Night Out Club and was a part of Leidertaufel Ladies, and Women of the Moose.

Phyllis often spent time doing everything from baking, canning, sewing, crocheting and traveling. She was known for her big garden, bottle feeding lambs and putting cookies in Pringle’s cans.

Phyllis is survived by her three children: Denny (Cathy) Juchter, Richard (Pat) Juchter, Nancy (Jim) Schneckloth; nine grandchildren, Schaun, Jeff, Jamie, Dicharry, Brandi, Trisha, Shane, Kurt and Chad; 22 great-grandchildren; and 12 great-great-grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents and her husband.

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