A funeral service was held at 10:30 a.m. at the Peace Lutheran Church of Marcus with Rev. Paul Egger officiating. Graveside services were held at 1:30 p.m. on Wednesday at the Grandview Cemetery in Quimby.
A visitation was held on Tuesday from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. at the Nicklas D. Jensen Funeral Home of Holstein. The Nicklas D. Jensen Funeral Home of Holstein was in charge of the arrangements.
Phyllis Mae Ricklefs was born on Feb. 26, 1965, in Alta to Phillip and Judith (Sands) Petersen. She was raised in the Holstein area and graduated from Galva-Holstein High School in 1983. She was baptized and confirmed in the Lutheran faith.
On June 18, 1988, her son, Catlin John "CJ" was born. Phyllis and Timothy Ricklefs were untied in marriage on April 20, 1996.
Phyllis worked at the Good Samaritan Society in Holstein for 16 years. Her last job was working at the Pizza Ranch in Marcus. She enjoyed fishing, a pastime that she started at an early age with her father, animals, gardening, cross-stitching, flamingos, traveling with Tim in his truck, and spending time with family and friends.
She was preceded in death by her grandparents, John and Frances Petersen; and James and Hannah (Todd) Sands; two aunts, Caroline Petersen and Marilyn Douglas; and two close family friends, Louis Ricklefs and Merideth "Chris" Newell.
She is survived by Tim Ricklefs of Marcus; her son, CJ of Marcus; her parents, Phillip and Judith Petersen of Holstein; one sister, Tammy and her husband, Doug Pauley of Galva; four nieces, Tiffany and her husband, Dan Hanson of Holstein, Amanda Kistenmacher, Hayley Kistenmacher, and Sydney Kistenmacher, all of Galva; two great nephews, Odin and Ian Hanson of Holstein; and close family friends Ron and Melinda Rosewall.
In lieu of flowers a memorial fund has been established at the Valley Bank and Trust of Marcus.