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Phillip J. BIFULK Obituary
Loving Husband, Father, Grandpa Brother and Dear Friend Age 85 of Dellwood, formerly of Mendota Heights, died at home suddenly on Wednesday, October 31, 2012. Survived by beloved wife Bonnie Reim Bifulk. Devoted father of Lynne Slover, Leslie (Richard) Arnold, Gina Bifulk, Joseph (Violet) Bifulk, Mary Rancone, and Angela (Matthew) Storm; 12 grandchildren, Nolan, Anne, and Graham Slover; Keith (Lawreen), Lexie (Will) Lawler, and Philip Arnold; Eva Bifulk; Paul Bifulk; Mia (Hassan) Schouman and Tony Rancone; Tony and Justin Storm; 5 great-grandchildren, Brianna, Jonathon, and Nathanial Slover; Finn and Mac Lawler. Dearly remembered by Bonnie's children, Ann (Don) Woessner, V. Philip Reim III (Rachel), Amy (Clay) Amundson, and Erick (Elizabeth) Reim, and Bonnie's grandchildren, Daniel, Sarah, C.J., Victor, William, Natalie, Bridget, Elliot, John, Taylor, and Zachary. Dear brother of Dorothy (William, dec.) Crockett, Michael (Rae) Bifulk, and Angeline (Donald, dec.) Bethke. Preceded in death by parents Philomena and Giuseppe Bifulco, sister Mary Roland, brothers Archie and Frank Bifulk, and his loving wife of 46 years, Betty. Also survived by many dear nieces and nephews, and so many treasured friends who meant the world to him. Phil lived a full life with a passion for theology, philosophy, history, music, art, travel, business, and his extensive well-read library. Most important to him were family and so many treasured friends. Phil enjoyed all sports, was an avid hunter and fisherman, and racehorse handicapper. He was a lover of life, his family, and his God. He grew up on the East side of St. Paul, a son of Italian immigrants and evolved through life including military service, brilliant business contributions, extensive travel, and so much vigor and love for family and friends both known and unknown. Phil with his brilliant mind and big heart continued to live life fully right to the end, and leaves a beautiful imprint on the hearts of all who knew him. Mass of Christian Burial 10 AM Monday, November 5, at Assumption Catholic Church, (51 W. 7th Street, St. Paul). Visitation 4-8 PM Sunday, November 4, at O'Halloran & Murphy Funeral Home (575 S. Snelling Ave, St. Paul 651-698-0796) and one hour prior to Mass at church Monday. Interment Resurrection Cemetery. Memorials preferred to University of St. Thomas, Office of Mission, Rev. John Malone.


Published in Pioneer Press from Nov. 2 to Nov. 4, 2012
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