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Ruben McKinley Phillips
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Birth: Jun. 2, 1906
Valley Springs
Minnehaha County
South Dakota, USA
Death: Jan. 24, 1982
Rock County
Minnesota, USA

Luverne, Minnesota
Age 75

1:00 PM Wed., Jan. 27, 1982
Engebretson Funeral Chapel, Luverne
Clergyman: Rev. Robert Dovenmuehler

"Praise To The Lord, The Almighty"
"In The Garden"
"How Great Thou Art"
Ladies Trio: Mrs. Judy Dovenmueler,
Mrs. Marvalyn Rollag, Mrs. Doreen Rollag
Organist: Mrs. Doreen Rollag

Honorary Bearers:
Donald Phillips ~ Stanley Peterson
Harry Evans ~ Philip Gilman
Wendell Phillips ~ Gene Phillips
Glenn Phillips ~ Gary Phillips
George Phillips

Casket Bearers:
Milton Edmundson ~ Curt Phillips
Donald Edmundson ~ Harvy Hitch
Larry Phillips ~ Gerald Phillips

Ruben M. Phillips died Sunday, January 24, 1982 at the Luverne Hospital. He was born June 2, 1906 to Peder and Lena Phillips at the family homestead in rural Valley Springs, SD. He attended rural school (Sunnyside School) near Valley Springs. At age 13 he moved to rural Beaver Creek.

Ruben purchased a farm near Garretson, SD, in 1942 which operated until retirement in 1972 when he moved to Luverne. He was a member of Palisades Lutheran Church of Garretson.

He played the banjo, xylophone and drums in several bands in the Beaver Creek community, and at one time he had his own band called "Ruben's Dancipators".

Survivors include two brothers: Peder of Valley Springs & George of Hartford, SD; one sister: Mrs. Ferne Witt of Luverne; many nieces and nephews. Ruben was preceded in death by his parents, three sisters, & three brothers.

Engebretson Funeral Home was in charge of arrangements.
Family links: 
  Peder Ludwig Phillips (1847 - 1932)
  Ingeborg Olina Sjurson Phillips (1866 - 1936)
  Louie Gunder Phillips (1886 - 1960)*
  Emil Benhard Phillips (1888 - 1948)*
  Nead Melachton Phillips (1891 - 1978)*
  Peder Levi Phillips (1893 - 1992)*
  Hilda Amanda Phillips (1896 - 1971)*
  George Oliver Phillips (1898 - 1988)*
  Florence Roselda Phillips (1900 - 1930)*
  Iva Sophrona Phillips Nelson (1903 - 1950)*
  Ruben McKinley Phillips (1906 - 1982)
  Ferne Sylvia Phillips Witt Hanson (1911 - 2006)*
*Calculated relationship
Maplewood Cemetery
Rock County
Minnesota, USA
Plot: 1st Division, North Section
Maintained by: Curt Phillips
Originally Created by: Gregory Aanenson
Record added: Aug 16, 2010
Find A Grave Memorial# 57167281
Ruben McKinley Phillips
Added by: Curt Phillips
Ruben McKinley Phillips
Added by: Gregory Aanenson
Ruben McKinley Phillips
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Uncle Ruben
- Curt Phillips
 Added: Aug. 8, 2014

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