Phyllis Stinehart, 62, Lake Mills

Published 9:33 am Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Phyllis Yvette Stinehart, 62, of Lake Mills, died Saturday, Sept. 29, 2012, at St. Marys Hospital in Rochester.


Funeral services will be at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at Salem Lutheran Church with the Rev. Matthew Hundley and the Rev. David E. Jordon officiating. Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Tuesday evening at Mittelstadt Funeral Home, 902 E. Main St., Lake Mills, IA 50450. Cremation will take place after the service and inurnment will take place at a later date.

Phyllis Yvette Stinehart was born on Dec. 24, 1949, at Boone, Iowa, the daughter of Norma R. (Horswell) and Charles E. Pratt.

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Phyllis was united in marriage to Robert Feldmann Sr. on Sept. 11, 1967, in Bancroft, Iowa. Robert passed away in March of 1973.

Phyllis then was united in marriage to Daniel J. Stinehart on May 17, 1980, in Albert Lea.

Phyllis loved her family. She loved serving others and looked forward to her many mission trips to LaVina (Vineyard Church in Mazatlan, Mexico). She always found good in all people. She was known for her constantly cracking jokes and “picking on the guys.” She was famous for her Monster Cookies where her recipe has been picked up and continued by her grandchildren. She took great pride in her 30-plus years of sobriety and most recently, having joined the “medical community” having received her certificate in billing and medical coding. She had worked at Fleetguard/Cummin Filtration for 26 years.

Phyllis is survived by her loving husband Dan of Lake Mills; her children: Michelle DaVeiga of Lake Mills, Robert Feldmann Jr. (Teresa) of Williamsburg, Iowa, and Travis Stinehart (Jodie) of Lake Mills, Iowa; her stepchildren: Wayne Stinehart, Julie Stinehart and Michael Stinehart (Agnes), all of Albert Lea; her grandchildren: Jaimyan, Jonathyn, Justin, Jessica, Jordan, Sarah, Christina, Robert, Anthony, Abby, Kimberly, Gracelynn, Kenny, Marisa, Makayla, Summeer, Dominic and Jeannie; her siblings: Jackie (Jim) McGrady of Thompson, Iowa, Marilyn (Charlie) Leissler of Cherokee, Iowa, Steven (Robyn) Horswell of Milford, Iowa, and Sharon (Joe) Piseski of Eden Prairie; and step-sister Karla (Jerry) Baker of Dewey, Ariz.; along with numerous nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

She was preceded in death by her first husband, Robert, and her parents.