OBITUARY

Phillip Morris Ingersoll

May 22, 1940October 10, 2021
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Phillip Morris Ingersoll, age 81, of Ames, Iowa passed away on Sunday, October 10, 2021. He was born May 22, 1940 in rural Maxwell, IA to Albert and Belva (Teed) Ingersoll. Phillip graduated from Boone High School in 1958, and went on to work as a very successful insurance salesman for American Republic Insurance Company. He was also an accomplished craftsman and soon left the insurance industry to open his own business, Ingersoll Painting and Sandblasting. Evidence of his skill at painting, paperhanging, staining, and sandblasting can no doubt still be found in homes and businesses around Iowa.

Phillip loved his grandchildren and enjoyed spending time with them. He was also a collector of Ingersoll watches. In his free time Phillip enjoyed furniture restoration, playing cards, camping, and visiting with family and friends.

Phillip is survived by his wife Mary, his daughter Julie (Jody) Ingersoll of Urbandale, his son Joe (Tara) Ingersoll of Polk City; and grandchildren Brianna (Harrison) Dunn, Braeden Ingersoll, and Mahliah Ingersoll (or as Papa affectionately referred to them, Banana, Pal, and Squirt!); siblings Ellen Jennings and Bob (Shirley) Ingersoll; his brother-in-law Bobby White; and many cherished nieces and nephews. Phillip is preceded in death by his parents, two sons John and Jim Ingersoll, and siblings Lois, Richard, Art, Joe, Junior and Everett.

Services

  • Visitation

    Friday, October 15, 2021

  • Funeral Service

    Friday, October 15, 2021

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Missy Brookes

October 17, 2021

Mary, Julie and Joe,
My heart goes out to you all for the loss of Phil. I have so many wonderful memories from my time with Jimmy and spending a lot of time at your home in Sheldahl! I always felt welcome and Phil, despite his constant teasing, was always a pleasure to talk with. I loved his sense of humor. When I came across his obituary, one of the first things that came to mind was his incredible smile and great hair! I remember he and Jimmy work on the Fiat and all the times spent watching them work on it. Of course Phil had his ways and sometimes Jimmy had his, ha. Please know that even people from your past are thinking of you and sending prayers for peace at this difficult time. I take comfort in knowing Phil has been reunited with John and Jimmy!

Lorna Power

October 15, 2021

I was so glad to be able to watch the service on YouTube, since I was unable to attend. My heart is with lovely Aunt Mary and all of their children and grandchildren. Julie did an honest and kind reading that came straight from her heart. I know you’re at peace Uncle Phil. Hugs to the family. With Love, Lorna

Cassandra Nunez

October 14, 2021

The first time we met Phil was our first night in our new house. The doorbell rang and we wondered who it could be. Phil was at the door with a phone book so we could order a pizza. We knew right then and there that we had moved next door to an incredibly special person. Over the four years we lived in Ames we got to know and love both Phil and Mary like a second set of parents. We're going to miss Phil terribly. All our love goes to Mary, the rest of his family, and his friends.

McKenzie Clements

October 14, 2021

I was so grateful to be apart of Phillip’s care team during his last months on this earth. He called me his “mick”. I will forever miss this man’s sweet and ornery soul!

Lex Flagel

October 14, 2021

As Suzanne said already, we were both saddened to hear about Phil passing on. We lived next door to Phil for 5 years. Suzanne and I were both new to Iowa, and Phil showed us all the attractions and especially the best places to eat around Central Iowa. He always knew who had the best pork tenderloin or slice of pie. And he had a story about every little town along the way. I'll always remember those trips. He was always ready with a joke or a funny observation. He was a dear friend and we will certainly miss him. Mary and family are in our thoughts this week.

Suzanne McGaugh

October 13, 2021

Lex and I were saddened to hear about Phil's passing. We always enjoyed our visits with Phil and Mary when we lived next door for several years in Ames. Phil helped Lex retile a bathroom, put in a fence, and look after our dog, Sally. We loved his wit, his story-telling, and his smile would light up a room. Sending peace and love to his family at this time. He will be missed.

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Phil & I
Pensacola, Fla.
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