MUSCATINE, Iowa - Phyllis D. Lorber, 91, of Muscatine, passed away on Saturday, November 4, 2017, at her home.
Funeral Service will be held at 12:00 p.m. on Saturday, November 18, 2017, at the Ralph J. Wittich-Riley-Freers Funeral Home. Burial will be at Memorial Park Cemetery at a later date.
Visitation will be from 10:30 until 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, November 18, 2017, at the funeral home. Memorials can be made to the Muscatine Humane Society or Hospice Compassus or Wesley United Methodist Church. Online condolences: www.wittichfuneralhome.com.
The family would like to extend a special thank you to the Hospice Compassus and Ann's team and staff, and Phyllis caregivers, Sandi, Bea, and Barb.
Phyllis was born on August 15, 1926, in Muscatine, the daughter of G. Edward and Mary Virginia Wollett Shield. She married Lenz Lorber on September 29, 1946 in Muscatine. He preceded her in death.
She worked as a sales representative for Avon for 44 years. She was a member of the Wesley United Methodist Church and loved gardening, walking, playing cards, and spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren.
Those left to honor her memory include her son, Nicholas W. Lorber of San Diego, California; two daughters, Linda Griffin of Oregon, Wisconsin, and Christine Miller and husband, Ted, of Muscatine; four grandchildren; and four great grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Lenz; one son, Douglas Lorber; four brothers, Rollie, William and Robert Shield, and one in infancy; and special friend, Weldon Hidlebaugh.
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Linda, so sorry for your loss. I did not know you didn't live in Muscatine anymore. May God comfort you, my friend. Grace Steckman
I wish I'd known Phyllis longer. I miss her everyday. We had a lot of good talks, laughter, & our little secrets. She was such a strong, feisty spirit. I could see how she managed to live to 91. My condolences to her lov... more
I just wanted to send my deepest condolences to the family and remember all the times she would come over when we lived on Allen street and visited with my mom and sold us Avon and when they both were in club together. L... more
Sorry to see my old neighbor has passed. Always loved you mom & dad. I had planned on see you guys yesterday but something came up and I miss it. Just thinking about Culver St. friends brings a tear to my eyes. Wishing t... more
I remember her sense of humor and her generosity. I'm so sorry for your loss. We are in Florida now so I will not be able to attend. My thoughts and prayers go out to all of you.
I loved Phyllis and Gerry sitting behind us in church and joking and laughing with us. She had a great sense of humor. So sorry for your loss Chris. Call if you need to talk.