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Phyllis Ann Link

Nov 15, 2020

Phyllis Ann Link

Visitation for Phyllis Ann Link, 90, of Bancroft will be held from 9:30-10;30 a.m., Wednesday, Nov. 25, 2020, at First Baptist Church in Swea City. Interment will be at Harrison Township Cemetery, Swea City. Phyllis died Thursday, Nov. 12, 2020, at Accura Healthcare in Bancroft, Iowa.

Phyllis Ann Link, the daughter of William and Ruth (Naugle) Gies was born on June 3, 1930 in Algona, Iowa.

Phyllis attended South Maple Grove School in Humboldt and later attended Humboldt High School until their family moved to Swea City in 1948. She then attended Grant High School where she met the love of her life, Eldon and they later married on Jan. 15, 1950.

After their marriage, the couple farmed together in rural Swea City and raised chickens and sold eggs for many years. Phyllis loved to bake and eventually became quite talented at making special birthday cakes for family and friends. Her talent became noticed and she was asked to work at Montgomery’s Bakery in Swea City for a short time and still managed to help Eldie on the farm.

She was a member of the First Baptist Church, ABW ministries, the lady’s guild, church treasurer and taught Sunday School for many years. She had a strong faith and loved the Lord and was always willing and eager to share it with others. If you needed a prayer warrior, she was the one to pray with.

Her favorite pastime was spending time with her family and friends, watching her grandchildren and great grandchildren’s activities.

Left to cherish Phyllis’ memory is her daughter, Joyce (Bill) Walstead, Swea City; three grandchildren, Amanda (Jeremy) Rutter of Spencer, Jeff (Hayley) Walstead of Amrstrong, and Michael (Mara) Walstead of Swea City; four great grandchildren, Benjamin, Avery, Jessa and William; daughter-in-law, Lori Link of Spencer and several nieces and nephews and cousins.

She was preceded in death by her husband, Eldon Link; her son Dale Link, her parents, William and Ruth (Naugle) Gies, father and mother-in-law, Ervin and Lora (Dot) Link.

Online condolences may be left for Phyllis’ family at HenryOlsonFuneral.com