Delilah "Dee" Phillips, age 63, of Waldorf, died on July 17, 2019, at her home in Waldorf with her husband by her side.
Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 AM on Monday, July 22, at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Waldorf with Fr. Antony Arokiyam as Celebrant. Burial will be in St. Joseph Community Cemetery.
Visitation will be from 4-7 PM on Sunday, July 21, 2019 at St. Joseph Catholic Church in Waldorf and continue for one hour prior to the service at the church on Monday.
Memorials are preferred to St. Joseph Catholic Church in Waldorf.
Delilah Mae Phillips was born on July 17, 1956, in Hankinson, North Dakota to George and Ada (Sukut) Arth. She attended Waldorf-Pemberton Grade School and later graduated from Waseca High School with the class on 1974. On April 1, 1978, Dee was united in marriage to Thomas Phillips at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Waseca. Together they made their home on the Phillips Family Farm outside of Waldorf. In December of 1984, Dee and Tom were blessed with the opportunity to adopt three siblings into their loving family.
Following her education, she began working at EF Johnson in Waseca and later as a teachers aid at Waldorf-Pemberton and JWP for 15 years until her health no longer allowed. The job Dee was most proud of was being a foster mom, daycare mom and especially a mother and grandmother. Dee loved children! She enjoyed gardening, baking, and shopping. She always looked forward to spending the winters in Texas. Dee is remembered for her will to live as she persevered through illnesses throughout her life. Although she had her own struggles she was always their to lend a listening ear to her family and friends. Blessed be her memory.
Dee is survived by her loving husband of 41 years, Tom; children: Ada (James) Kostelnik of Waseca, Michelle Phillips of Waseca and George (Crystal) Phillips of Mankato; grandchildren: Carter Kostelnik, Noah Vahlsing, Emma Donnay, Olivia Sieberg and Elijah and Caleb Phillips; siblings: Jeff (Pam) Arth of Farmington, Larry Arth of Sarasota, FL and Deb (Tony) Chadwick of Owatonna; sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law: Mindy Arth of Issaquah, WA, Mary (Roger) Palo of Minneapolis, Michael Phillips of Morristown, James (Arlene) Phillips of Lafayette, and Brian (Agnes) Phillips of Hermiston, OR; many nieces, nephews other relatives and many friends.
Preceded in death by her parents and brothers, Ricky and David Arth.
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Melissa & Paul Kelly
Jul 22, 2019
We were blessed to have Dee in our lives since our high school days. We will always keep our memories of her in our hearts, and her family in our prayers.
Rest In Peace Delilah, our dear friend.

End? No, the journey doesn’t end here. Death is just another path. One that we all must take.
J. R. R. Tolkien
Return of the King
Kathleen Bach Clinton
Jul 21, 2019
May the perpetual light shine upon Dee as she enters the gates of God's kingdom. Prayers. love and sympathy to Tom and his families from the Quentin and Honey Bach children. (Rose, Theresa, Kathy and Peg also our dearly departed brother Barney.
Carol Lemerals
Jul 20, 2019
This fine woman died way to young. She was a great person and excellent member of the Church. This is a sad situation of Paramount sorrows for a lady that unfortunately did not live out her journey to life,as death came calling. How tragic!
Melissa Kelly
Jul 18, 2019
Heavenly and Harmony was purchased for the family of Delilah "Dee" Phillips by Melissa Kelly.  Send flowers