Philip Alan Woller
1947 - 2020
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Philip Alan Woller

Indianapolis - Dr. Philip Alan Woller, 72, of Indianapolis, passed away at his home on Sunday, June 28, 2020. A devoted husband, father and grandfather, Phil always put others before himself, was a man of his word and had a loving relationship with God. His family will miss his smile that always came with a sparkle in his eye.

Phil was born December 9, 1947 in Milwaukee, WI to Evelyn Woller. He attended the University of Wisconsin-La Crosse where he met his wife, Barbara Jean Schmitz. Phil and Barbara were united in marriage on July 24, 1971 at St. Frederick's Catholic Church in Cudahy, WI. Phil then went on to earn his Doctor of Dental Surgery from Marquette University.

Phil proudly served as a dentist in the United States Army for 22 years including assignments at Ft. Sam Houston, Camp Red Cloud (Korea), Ft. Knox, Ft. Polk, Amberg (Germany), Ft. Benjamin Harrison and Ft. Hood. While at Ft. Knox, he completed the Advanced Education Program in General Dentistry. Phil retired as a Colonel from the Army in 1997. He then worked as the Dental Director for HealthNet in Indianapolis for 17 years.

Phil was active in every aspect of his life. He was a member of the American Dental Association and Academy of General Dentistry. He served as a Eucharistic Minister and Lector in his parishes and volunteered at St. Vincent de Paul. He enjoyed Indy and Formula One racing, cycling, live music, disc golf and dancing at every wedding he attended. He was an avid runner: the highlight of his running career included finishing the Indianapolis Monumental Marathon in four hours and 30 minutes. He prioritized traveling with his family and joyfully coached his children's soccer and baseball teams. Nothing made him happier than being surrounded by his family.

Phil is survived by his wife of nearly 49 years, Barbara; children Sarah Fry (Addison), Paul Woller (Shannon) and Teresa Pallas (Christian); grandchildren Lillian and Henry Fry, Philip Austin, John Tyler and Paul Christopher Woller, and Christopher and Olivia Pallas -- who lovingly called him their Papa Phil; in-laws Mary Kaye Christensen, John Schmitz Jr. and Dale Jenkins; nieces and nephews; as well as countless friends and former colleagues. Phil was preceded in death by his mother, Evelyn.

A Mass of Christian Burial will take place on Monday, July 6, 2020 at 11:00 am EST at St. Lawrence Catholic Church, 4650 N. Shadeland Ave. Indianapolis, IN 46226. Social distancing guidelines will be followed. To access the Mass via livestream, please visit Interment will take place in La Crosse, WI at a later date.

In lieu of flowers, the family respectfully requests memorial contributions be made to the Society of St. Vincent de Paul (, Still Waters Adult Day Center ( or Rock Steady Boxing for Parkinson's Disease (

Funeral arrangements have been entrusted to Feeney-Hornak Keystone Mortuary.

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Published in The Indianapolis Star from Jul. 1 to Jul. 2, 2020.
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July 6, 2020
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Brenda Marks
July 4, 2020
I worked with Dr Woller at People's Dental Center. I really liked Dr Woller and always enjoyed working with him. I am so sorry for your loss. Prayers.
Melisa K. Loggins
July 3, 2020
My dad. My hero.
Sarah Fry
July 3, 2020
We love you Papa Phil!
Sarah Fry
July 2, 2020
Dr Woller was dedicated man. My name is Rita Harper LDH. I met Dr Woller at Healthnet where I worked. He gave all he could to his patients and taught me what loving your work truly meant. Thank you Dr Woller for being part of my life.
Rita Harper
July 2, 2020
We all love you and miss you!
Paul Woller
July 2, 2020
I love you dad. Always and forever!
Teresa Pallas
July 2, 2020
My life became a little more pleasant when I met Phil and Barbara at the Church we both attend. We had some things in common, (our kids HS for one), and a devotion to our faith. But the kicker was the mutual love Phil and I had for the Green Bay Packers. Everybody else was talking about the Colts, me and Phil was talking about the Packers. Even Barbara would jump in occasionally. Got to meet their family and some of their grandkids. For no more than those times we spent together after Church, I think we became pretty good friends. Our time together was relatively short, but I thoroughly enjoyed every moment of it. I will miss Phil a lot, but at least now he is in a position to maybe put in a good word for us to Our Father to help and bless us in the times we find ourselves in. Love ya, Phil. "GO PACK GO!"
Van Leidolf
July 2, 2020
Dr. Woller was a dedicated and compassionate Dentist who faithfully cared for medically underserved patients at HealthNet, where he served as a Dentist and our Dental Director for many years. We extend our condolences to his family and know he is missed.
Rick Reifenberg
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