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Stepmother of Michele Hoepfl ’74 & Marie Hoepfl ’76 passed away

Posted by mcauleyhighschool on February 19, 2017

Phyllis J. Hoepfl, age 89, of Holland, passed away peacefully on January 11, 2017, at Hospice of Northwest Ohio, Toledo.
She was born to Ralph and Marguerite (DuShane) Cook on September 15, 1927. She was a graduate of Woodward High School, East Side Hospital and attended the
University of Toledo and the University of Michigan. Phyllis spent her career working as a Registered Nurse for many years before moving into her role as a Personnel Manager first at Conagra Foods and then Schindler Elevator Company-USA from which she retired. She was also a part owner with her daughter of the Your Personal Touch Shoppe (Interior Decorating) at Westgate Village Shopping Center. She was a member of the Employers Association of Toledo, the Ohio Nursing Association, the Toledo Museum of Art, the Toledo Symphony and Our Lady of Lourdes Parish. She enjoyed travel, playing cards, artistic activities, was an avid reader and truly loved people.
Phyllis was preceded in death by her first husband, Joseph Phillips; her parents; son, Douglas Phillips; brothers, Donald and Michael Cook. She is survived by her loving husband of 41 years, Kenneth Hoepfl; daughter, Patricia (Roy) Olsson; son, Joseph A. Phillips; stepdaughters, Michele (Al) Paciunas, Marie (David Finck) Hoepfl and Therese Witt; grandchildren, Pamela (Daniel Deresh), Peter (Angela) and Patrick (Claire) Schaal, Troy (Irene) Olsson, Joshua, Jessica (Will) and Marsia
Phillips; step-grandchildren, Renee, Dustin, Katie, Ledah, Willa and Henry; 15 great-grandchildren; sisters, Nancy Martin, Suzanne (Donald) Nowak and brothers, James and Ralph Cook.
Friends may visit at the Coyle Funeral Home, 1770 S. Reynolds Rd., on Friday, January 13, from 3-8 p.m. where a Sharing of Memories service will be held at 7:30 p.m. Funeral Services will be held on Saturday, January 14, beginning at 10:30 a.m., in the mortuary, followed by a Funeral Mass at Our Lady of Lourdes Church at 11 a.m. and interment at Resurrection Cemetery.
Memorials may take the form of contributions to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital or to Boys Town. Please view and sign our online “guest registry” at
As published in The Blade

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