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Philip H. Sullivan

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Philip H. Sullivan Obituary
Philip H. Sullivan, age 65, of Holland, formerly of Manistee, lost his battle with cancer on December 1, 2013. Phil was born in Manistee and was the son of the late Kathryn Sullivan. Phil married the love of his life, Marcia (Stepka) on November 23, 1968, and had a son, Phil "PeeWee," and daughter, Samantha. Phil served proudly in the U.S. Army and was a Vietnam Veteran. He worked for 18 years at Drop Forge in Manistee and retired from Bentler Automotive in Holland after 25 years. Phil enjoyed hunting, fishing and camping with Marcia and spending time with family. He was also an active member of the Moose Lodge, Zion Lutheran Church of Holland and a life-time member of the VFW.

Phil was preceded in death by his mother, Kathryn Sullivan; grandparents, Cobbie and Stella Burden; brother, Lonnie Sullivan; sister, Joedy Fulcher; brother-in-law, Richard Stepka; great-grandmother-in-law, Edith Rice; and mother-in-law, Edith Schultz.

Phil is survived by his wife, Marcia; son, Phil (Amy) Sullivan; daughter, Samantha (Jim) Thurston; grandson, Cody Williams; granddaughters, Brookie Williams and Jessica Hovenga; brothers, Jim (Virginia) Sullivan and Joseph (Rebecca) Sullivan; sisters, Susan Dreyer, Sally Sullivan, Barb (Dan) Purgiel, Brenda (Gene) Hughes; brothers-in-law, Steve Fulcher, John (Deb) Stepka; sisters-in-law, Laura (Don) Olk, Dodie (Paul) Nickelson, Pam (Todd) Gilber; and many extended family members.

Phil will be deeply missed by all family and friends.

Celebration of life with military honors, will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, December 7, 2013, at Zion Lutheran Church, 77 W. 32nd St., Holland with Rev. Ryan Winningham officiating. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the church. Memorial contributions may be given to Zion Lutheran Church. The family is being served by Langeland-Sterenberg Funeral Home, 315 E. 16th St., Holland. To leave a condolence message, please visit
Published in The Holland Sentinel on Dec. 4, 2013
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