She was born August 1, 1929 in Primghar, Iowa the daughter of John and Beatrice Gately Hauptly.
Phyllis married Gerhard Kuenstling April 16, 1961 at St. John’s Lutheran Church near Dunkerton, he died June 28, 1985. Phyllis was a Registerd Nurse and worked in the OB Department at Allen Hospital for 17 years.
Survived by: two sons; Ken (Deanne) Kuenstling and Kevin Kuenstling both of Dunkerton, 12 grandchildren; Mary (Dennis) Snead of Ft. Stockton, TX, Bill (Pam) Faust of Oceanside, CA, Brian (Susie) Moulds of Dunkerton, Niki Moulds of Dunkerton, Dustin (Angie) Moulds of Readlyn, Danny (Andrea) Moulds of Cedar Falls, Kyle (Whitney) Kuenstling of Cedar Rapids, Keith Kuenstling of Dunkerton,Bethany (TJ Anderson) Kuentsling of Dunkerton, Devin (Kym Kruse) Kuenstling of Dunkerton, Shelby Kuenstling of Dunkerton and Kory Kuenstling of Dunkerton, 10 great grandchildren and 2 great-great grandchildren.
Preceded by: her parents, her husband and 2 brothers; Dale and Carroll Hauptly, a half-brother; Lester Gately, a half-sister; Reba Steffens and 2 step-daughters; Karen Faust and Karla Moulds.
Services: Saturday, January 4, 2014 @ 10:30 am at St. John’s Lutheran Church, Bennington Township.
Visitation: Friday, January 3 from 3-7 pm at Woods Funeral Home and for one hour before services at the church.
Memorials: may be directed to St. John’s Lutheran Church