|Birth: ||Aug. 16, 1948|
|Death: ||Jan. 28, 2011|
Son of Loren & Verna Smith Airy
SHELLSBURG - Philip (Phil) W. Airy, 62, of Shellsburg, died Friday, January 28, 2011, at his home, after a 3-year battle with Amyloidosis.
Services: 10:30 a.m., Saturday, February 5, 2011, at Marion Christian Church, Marion, Iowa. The family will greet friends from 4 – 8 p.m., Friday, February 4, 2011, at Murdoch Funeral Home & Cremation Center, Marion, and one hour prior to the service at the church on Saturday. Burial: Cedar Memorial Park Cemetery, Cedar Rapids, Iowa.
Military Honors provided by Wapsie Post #421, Central City, Iowa.
Survivors include his wife, Linda (Welton) Airy; children, Michelle Tegeler, Vaughn and Ruthann Airy, Tami Duran, and Jason Duran; grandchildren, Dalton and Delany Sturtz, and Kaitlyn and Lauryn Airy; 1 brother; 1 sister, Carol Davis; honorary brothers and sister, Roger Inger, and Frank and Gail Rinderknecht; many nieces, nephews, and cousins; mother-in-law Odette Welton and special friend Jack Mills, sister-in-law Suzanne Welton; and brother-in-law Mike Welton.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Phil was born August 16, 1948, the son of Loren and Verna (Smith) Airy, in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. He graduated from Linn-Mar High School in 1966. Phil served in the National Guard for 6 years. He married Linda Welton on October 10, 2003 at the Little Brown Church. Phil was a lifelong farmer and most recently he worked for Kenworth in Cedar Rapids. He had many interests of which flying and Ham radio operator were among his favorites. Phil was an honorable, loving man who will be missed by many.
Special "Thank You" goes out to Joyce and the hospice team; Julie Hoffman at the Shellsburg clinic and staff; Dr. Martha Lacy and Marsha Mahlmann of Mayo Clinic.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to the Dennis & Donna Oldorf Hospice House of Mercy, 315 18th Ave., Hiawatha, IA 52233 or the Shellsburg volunteer fire department, City of Shellsburg, 108 Main St. SE, Shellsburg, IA 52332 in Phil's memory.
Please sign the online guest book for Phil at www.murdochfuneralhome.com under obituaries.
Published in Cedar Valley Daily Times from February 1 to February 22, 2011.
Obituary provided by Bill Oliver - thank you
Loren L Airy (1911 - 1991)
Karen Kay Airy (1939 - 1939)*
Philip W. Airy (1948 - 2011)
Cedar Memorial Park
Created by: Lynn Schneider
Record added: Feb 09, 2011
Find A Grave Memorial# 65395922
You served our country faithfully. May we always cherish our freedom by honoring your memory. God bless you!|
Added: May. 19, 2012