Phyllis Gimm


Funeral services and a Mass of Christian Burial for Phyllis M. Gimm, 73, a resident of Davenport, will be 10 a.m. Friday, Jan. 13, 2012 at St. Alphonsus Catholic Church, 2618 Boies Ave., Davenport.

Burial will be in Mt. Calvary Cemetery, Davenport.  Visitation will be Thursday from 4-7 p.m. at the Halligan McCabe DeVries Funeral Home, 614 Main Street, Davenport.  Phyllis died Sunday, January 8, 2011 at Good Samaritan Nursing Home after a courageous battle with Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s diseases.

Phyllis M. Powers was born on September 3, 1938, a daughter of Michael and Della (Scharfenberg) Powers. She graduated from Immaculate Conception Academy in 1956. She was united in marriage to Leo Clarence Gimm on October 4, 1958 at St. Mary’s Catholic Church, Davenport.

Phyllis was primarily a homemaker, raising her five children, three boys and two girls.  A Cub Scout Den and a Girl Scout Troop kept her busy until West Little League came along.  Later in life, she worked at many jobs including the Hob Nob Bowling Alley and Kimberly Pines Skate Rink.  Phyllis loved bowling and participated in many tournaments.  She also enjoyed going to the casino, crocheting, crafts, and traveling with her sisters.  She was a member of St. Alphonsus Catholic Church, and the Alter and Rosary Society.  Phyllis also enjoyed donating her time and talents to the Salvation Army Christmas Drives.


Memorials may be made to the family to establish a memorial at a later date.

Left to honor her memory are her loving husband of  53 years, Leo C. Gimm, Davenport; children and their spouses, Leo (Cindy) Gimm, Davenport; Lisa Brogren, Huntsville, AL; Dale (Theresa) Gimm, Roy (Joy) Gimm, and Christine Gimm, all of Davenport; 16 grandchildren, one great-granddaughter; sisters, Margy (Don) Laverenz, Edna Wagner, all of Davenport, and Della (Martin) Andresen, Boiling Springs, PA.

She was preceded in death by her parents and a brother-in-law, James Wagner.  May they rest in peace. Online remembrances and condolences may be expressed to the family by visiting Phyllis’ obituary at

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