Nov. 4, 2017
MUSCATINE - Phyllis D. Lorber, 91, of Muscatine, passed away on Saturday, November 4, 2017, at her home.
Funeral service will be held at noon Saturday, November 18, 2017, at the Ralph J. Wittich-Riley-Freers Funeral Home. Burial will be at Memorial Park Cemetery at a later date.
Visitation will be from 10:30 until 11:30 a.m. on Saturday, November 18, at the funeral home. Memorials can be made to the Muscatine Humane Society, Hospice Compassus or Wesley United Methodist Church. Online condolences: www.wittichfuneralhome.com The family would like to extend a special thank you to the Hospice Compassus and Ann’s team and staff, and Phyllis caregivers, Sandi, Bea, and Barb.
Phyllis was born on August 15, 1926, in Muscatine, the daughter of G. Edward and Mary Virginia Wollett Shield. She married Lenz Lorber on September 29, 1946, in Muscatine. He preceded her in death.
She worked as a sales representative for Avon for 44 years. She was a member of the Wesley United Methodist Church and loved gardening, walking, playing cards, and spending time with her family, especially her grandchildren.
Those left to honor her memory include her son, Nicholas W. Lorber of San Diego, California; two daughters, Linda Griffin of Oregon, Wisconsin, and Christine Miller and husband, Ted, of Muscatine; four grandchildren; and four great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Lenz; one son, Douglas Lorber; four brothers, Rollie, William and Robert Shield, and one in infancy; and special friend, Weldon Hidlebaugh.