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Phyllis I. Sampson

May 27, 1928 — September 28, 2021

Phyllis I. Sampson
Primghar, Iowa
Services for Phyllis I. Sampson, age 93, of Primghar who passed away on Tuesday, September 28, 2021, at Prairie View Home in Sanborn. Her funeral service will be at 11:00 A.M. on Saturday, October 2, 2021, at the United Church of Primghar with Pastor Mike Cooper ~ officiating.
Burial will be at Pleasant Hill Cemetery in Primghar.
Visitation with family present will be from 10 A.M. until the service at the church.
Arrangements are under the care of the Eldridge Family Funeral Home in Primghar.


May 27, 1928

September 28, 2021
Sanborn, Iowa

11:00 A.M. Saturday, October 2, 2021
United Church of Primghar; Primghar, Iowa
Pastor Mike Cooper ~ Officiating

“In The Garden” “Song of Farewell”
sung by Anne Hagen

“Amazing Grace”
Organist: LaNan Eldridge

“The Grandchildren”
Ted Sampson Anne Hagen
Katie Rausch Nicholas Sampson
Laura Sampson Brent Sampson
Sean Sampson Dalton Sampson
Diandra Sampson

Pleasant Hill Cemetery ~ Primghar, Iowa

After the graveside service relatives and friends
are invited to join the family in the fellowship hall
of the church.

Arrangements under the care of the
Eldridge Family Funeral Home; Primghar, Iowa

Phyllis Irene Sampson the daughter of Adolf and Hazel (Crooks) Hagedorn was born May 27, 1928. She received her education in a country school and when the family moved to a farm northeast of Primghar, Phyllis finished her education and graduated from Primghar High School. After high school she was employed at the O’Brien County Treasurer’s Office and the Assessor’s Office. Phyllis was united in marriage to Kenneth Sampson on March 6, 1949 at the Methodist Church in Hartley, Iowa. They started their married life on a farm just outside of Sanborn, Iowa. In 1962, they moved to a farm north of Primghar, Iowa. In 1982, they built a home on the northeast corner of Primghar where they would retire. Later the couple moved to the Prairie View Manor Assisted Living in Sanborn to make their home. Kenny preceded her in death on August 27, 2018 in Sanborn, Iowa. Phyllis remained in Prairie View and passed away there on Tuesday, September 28, 2021 reaching the age of 93 years, four months and one day.
Phyllis and Kenny spent nearly twenty years wintering in Arizona with their friends. The couple enjoyed flight breakfasts, taking day trips with their grandchildren to Waterman Creek, the railroad in Boone, Little House on the Prairie, pumpkin picks in the fall and Easter egg hunts in the spring. She loved baking pies for special occasions, making Christmas cookies with her grandkids. She was a faithful member of the United Church of Primghar and United Church Women. She was a devoted, loving wife to Kenny and was proud of her kids and grandchildren and especially loved spending time with them.
Phyllis is survived by her three sons and their wives; Galen (Julie) Sampson, Craig (Sharon) Sampson and Mark (Debra) Sampson and all of Primghar, Iowa; 9 grandchildren; 12 great grandchildren and one great great grandchild; a brother-in-law and his wife; Byron (Dorothy) Sampson of Okoboji, Iowa; three sisters-in-law; Marilyn Tesch of Hartley, Iowa; Elsin Petersen and Shirley Ney both of Okoboji, Iowa; also other relatives and many friends.
She was preceded in death by her husband, parents, her in-laws, four brothers-in-law; Milton Sampson, Emory Petersen, Merlon Tesch and John Ney, sister-in-law; Arlene Sampson.
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