Phyllis Gorges, age 82, Dale, passed away on Sunday, April 19, 2015.
She was born on April 3, 1933, the daughter of the late William and Magdalena (Krenke) Schroeder. On June 2, 1951 Phyllis was united in marriage to Laurence Gorges in Dale. He preceded her in death in 2005. Phyllis worked at New London Community Hospital as head of housekeeping and purchasing for many years. She also did bartending and waitressing in many area bars and supper clubs. She enjoyed riding her scooter and feeding the birds. In her younger years she loved to go camping with her husband.
Phyllis is survived by: a daughter, Joanne Gorges (special friend Jim Rhoden) Oshkosh; six sons: Mike (Judy) Gorges, Dale; Tom (Cindy) Gorges, Readfield; Don (special friend, Jill Berghuis) Gorges, Dale; Kenny (Rae) Gorges, Readfield; Joe Gorges, Wittenberg; Dennis (Kristi) Gorges, Dale. She is further survived by a sister, Delores Scott, New London; a special niece/daughter, Cindy (Terry) Williams, Dale; 14 grandchildren, 24 great-grandchildren and also numerous nieces, nephews, relatives, many friends and her special kitty Grace. She is preceded in death by her husband, a son Jim, four brothers, and a sister.
Funeral services for Phyllis will be held on Thursday, April 23, 2015 at 11:00 a.m. at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church, Dale with Rev. William Finn officiating. Burial will be in the Dale Union Cemetery. Visitation will be held on Thursday at the church from 9:00 a.m. until the time of service. In lieu of flowers a memorial fund has been established. The Cline & Hanson Funeral Home in New London is serving the family. www.clinehansonfuneralhome.com