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Phyllis Bixler

November 16, 1938 ~ May 27, 2023 (age 84) 84 Years Old


Phyllis Bixler (Nee: Dorrance), 84, of Rochester WI, formerly of Waterford, passed away on May 27th, 2023, at Holton Manor in Elkhorn, WI.

Phyllis was born on November 16th, 1938, to Dr. Thomas and Helen Dorrance. Phyllis married the love of her life, Paul Bixler, on August 20th, 1960, in Indiana. Phyllis earned her Bachelor's degree in education. She moved to Waterford, WI in 1962. Phyllis also was a resident of Indiana, Ohio, Montana, and Yellowstone. 

Phyllis was a grade school teacher in Livingston, Montana and The Waterford Graded School District. Phyllis was also a Cub Scout leader, a volunteer at St. Luke's Hospital, The Waterford Library and the Methodist Church. She was a member of the Methodist Church since 1962. 

Phyllis is survived by her husband Paul and three children; Jeffery (Gail), Mike (Pennie), and Chris (Stephanie).  She is further survived by her grandchildren; Jacob, Anna, Rachel, Bridgette, and Rosa Grace.  

Phyllis is preceded in death by her parents, sister Susan Dykstra, and grandson Aaron Bixler. 

A Celebration of Phyllis’s life will be held on Tuesday, June 6th, 2023, at Community Church (455 S Jefferson St. Waterford, WI 53185), with a visitation from 3pm until 4:20 pm, followed by a 4:30pm service, and a meal to be served afterwards in the fellowship hall. 

Memorial donations in Phyllis’s honor are suggested to the Waterford Public Library or Community Church in Waterford, WI. 



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June 6, 2023

3:00 PM to 4:20 PM
Community Church (Jefferson St. Waterford)

Memorial Service
June 6, 2023

4:30 PM
Community Church (S. Jefferson St. Waterford)
455 S. Jefferson Street
Waterford, WI 53185


Community Church
455 S Jefferson St, Waterford WI 53185
Tel: 1-262-534-2313

Waterford Public Library
101 N. River St, Waterford WI 53185
Tel: 1-262-534-3988


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