Winslow E. Phillips, 78 years old, passed away on Saturday, May 1, 2021 at Goshen Center for Cancer Care. Winslow was born in East St. Louis, IL on May 19, 1942 to the late Ivy W. and Uba H. Phillips. Winslow was preceded in death by his half-brother, Darrell Phillips. Winslow is survived by his wife Linda (Stephens) Phillips.
In 1966, Winslow was introduced to Linda, by her biology teacher from Riley High School. On May 16, 1970 the couple was married at First United Methodist Church in South Bend. The couple spent a delightful honeymoon after their wedding reception in the Bahamas.
Winslow grew up in the country in E. St. Louis after his father passed away in 1946, Winslow and his mother moved to the city. He graduated from Waterloo High School in 1960. On May 31, 1960, he enlisted in the U.S. Navy. In 1964, he was honorably discharged and on June 7, 1964 he moved to South Bend. In 1965, he attended South Bend College of Commerce where he graduated in 1966 finishing a course in accounting. Winslow then worked in Counter Sales at South Bend Supply Company for several years, he also worked as a credit manager at U.S. Plywood and in sales for Simon Brothers.
Winslow worked in the RV and Marine Industry from 1968 until 2005. He became a National Sales Manager for the RV Industry and the Marine Industry, covering the United States and Canada. In the summer of 2005, he retired from U-Line Corporation in Milwaukee, Wisconsin after 20 years.
Winslow was an avid bowler all of his life and received many awards, especially in the Navy bowling with the All Navy Bowling Team, Guantanamo Bay, Cuba. It was a real honor to be involved in this group as it was the first bowling team from Cuba to bowl in the Florida State Tournament in April of 1964. Winslow started bowling in a men’s league at the age of 14 in his home town.
In the early 70’s Winslow became interested in golf and had a membership at Maxwelton Golf Course in Syracuse, IN.
He and Linda were members of First United Methodist Church for over 50 years. He also was a member of the South Bend Elks Club, South Bend Order of the Eagles, and the Moose Lodge.
After retiring in 2005, he continued golfing and bowling on a regular basis. He was a great lover of animals, especially dogs. He and Linda always had two family dogs. Winslow loved being associated with many people in all walks of life and will be greatly missed.
The Phillips family would like to extend a special thank you to the doctors and nurses at Goshen Center for Cancer for the great care Winslow received during his time there.
Services for Winslow will be at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, May 7, 2021 at Palmer Funeral Home – River Park Chapel, 2528 Mishawaka Ave, South Bend, IN 46615. Friends may visit with the family beginning at 10:00 a.m. until the time of service. Graveside service and burial will immediately follow at Highland Cemetery.
Memorial contributions in Winslow’s honor may be made to: Osceola Grace Brethren Church, 58343 S. Apple Rd, Osceola, IN 46561, Maxwelton Golf Club, 5721 E, Line Road, Syracuse, IN 46567, or Pet Refuge, 4626 S. Burnett Dr. South Bend, In 46614.
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