SURPRISE, Ariz. — Vernon H. Filips, 82, Surprise, AZ, formerly, Bloomington, Minn., died March 27, 2018.
A memorial service is planned at a later date.
Vernon was born in Crofton, to Otto and Hilda (Lammers) Filips. He graduated from Holy Trinity High School, Hartington, continuing his education at the University of Nebraska. Vern was an avid golfer, hunter and devoted to his family and friends. He will be missed. He enriched the life of those around him.
He is survived by his wife, Natasha “Tee;” his children and their spouses, Mark (Julie) Filips, Christine (Steve) Leitgen, Steve Filips, Doug (Lisa) Filips; step daughter, Elizabeth (Rick) Hornnes; and 10 grandchildren; brothers and sisters and spouses, Charlene Neely, Adele Promes, Roseanne/Rodney Kincaid, Richard/Pru Filips, and Clifford Filips; numerous nieces, nephews and cousins; his best friends, Rick/Marilyn Wigland and Wayne Schmidt.
He was preceded by his parents, his first wife, Betty (Wieseler) Filips; sisters, Yvonne Garcia and Janet Beck; and brother, Gerard Filips.