Elegant 10


January 27, 1936 ~ September 12, 2023 (age 87) 87 Years Old


Phyllis R. Riippi passed away Tuesday, September 12, 2023, at the DeKalb County Rehab and Nursing Center.

She was born in DeKalb on January 27, 1936, the daughter of Eugene E. Richardson and Dorris N. (Green) Richardson.  She married her high school sweetheart, Reino M. Riippi on October 13, 1956, and were married 46 years. They were active in the DeKalb community and raised two children. 

Phyllis worked for the DeKalb Ag, DeKalb Public Library, and for Huntley Middle School before retiring. Phyllis was a long-time member of the First United Methodist Church of DeKalb.

 Phyllis had a great sense of humor and enjoyed laughing and spending time with her many friends and family. She loved people and always saw the good in others. Phyllis enjoyed entertaining, gardening, and decorating.

She is survived by her children, Jill Riippi of DeKalb and Jay (Jennifer) Riippi of Batavia. She adored her grandsons, Parker and Cooper Riippi.  She is also survived by her many nieces, nephews and her many close friends.

She was preceded in death by her husband Reino, her parents, and her siblings.

The family wishes to thank the entire staff at the DeKalb County Rehab and Nursing Center and Home Instead for their loving care of Phyllis.

 The Funeral Service will be held at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, September 16, 2023, at the new location of The First United Methodist Church, 2501 N Annie Glidden Road, DeKalb, with Senior Pastor, Jonathan Crail officiating. Burial will follow at Fairview Park Cemetery in DeKalb.

 Visitation will be from 9:00 a.m. until the time of services at the church.

 In lieu of flowers, a memorial is being established.

 For information, visit www.AndersonFuneralHomeLtd.com or call 815-756-1022.


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September 16, 2023

9:00 AM to 11:00 AM
First United Methodist Church
2501 N Annie Glidden Road
DeKalb, IL 60115

Funeral Service
September 16, 2023

11:00 AM
First United Methodist Church
2501 N Annie Glidden Road
DeKalb, IL 60115


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