Dennis D. Phillips
FUNERAL HOME
Ott/ Haverstock Funeral Chapel, Inc.
418 Washington Street
Michigan City, IN

Dennis D. Phillips, 74, of Michigan City, Indiana, passed away Friday, Nov. 19, 2021, at 3:48 a.m. in his home surrounded by his family.

Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. Wednesday, Nov. 24, 2021, at Ott/Haverstock Funeral Chapel, 418 Washington St., Michigan City, Indiana, with Ericka Parkinson Kilbourne officiating. Entombment will follow in Swan Lake Memorial Gardens. Visitation will be from 9 to 11 a.m. Wednesday at the Ott/Haverstock Funeral Chapel.

He was born May 8, 1947, in Corning, Arkansas, to the late Edward and Ethel (Nicholson) Phillips. On June 29, 1968, he married Sandra Cavin, who survives in Michigan City, Indiana.

Also surviving are a daughter, Missy Bennett of Michigan City, Indiana; grandchild, Rae Bennett of Michigan City, Indiana; brother, Larry Phillips of Jonesboro, Arkansas; and cousin, Jerry (Helen) Nicholson of Stevensville, Michigan.

He was also preceded in death by two brothers, Michael and Aaron Phillips.

Dennis worked at Bethlehem Steel and stayed on 47 years through ownership changes. During his years he served as union president of Local 9144. He was a U.S. Marine Corps Veteran of Vietnam.

He was the Director of the I-C Baseball league and the Woodruff & Son's coach; a Past President of the Michigan City Park Board, for which they honored his fight for the building of the Michigan City Senior Center and Patriot Park, where the entrance drive of Patriot Park is named after him.

Dennis enjoyed traveling and was an avid lifelong Chicago Cubs fan and was thrilled with a Word Series win. He was a loving husband, father and grandpa. He was generous and helpful to his friends and family, and especially doting toward his grandpup, Sherlock.

Contributions may be made to VNA Hospice Association, 501 Marquette St., Valparaiso, IN, 46383.

To sign a guestbook and leave condolences online, visit our website at www.otthaverstock.com.



Published by La Porte County Herald-Dispatch on Nov. 22, 2021.
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REST IN PEACE DENNIS! YOU WERE A GREAT GUY AND UNION PRESIDENT - SAY HI TO SANDY!
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