In lieu of flowers memorial donations may be given to the Filley Christian Church and left at the funeral home.
Phillip Dale Ehlers, 59, passed away suddenly in his home on Monday, January 17, 2022, from complications of diabetes. Phillip was born on April 19 1962 in El Dorado Springs, Missouri to Olaf and Lola Ehlers. He was one of seven children. Phillip grew up on the family dairy farm in Filley, Missouri. In 1980 he began his career with Dairi Concepts and devoted 37 years to the company until retiring in 2017. Phillip considered many of his coworkers as friends. Ask anyone who knew him-he had a heart of gold and would do anything for anyone.
Phillip adored his nieces and nephews and often spent time attending their events. In the fall he gathered truck loads of walnuts and split the money with all of them. He had a big heart and generous spirit, and found ways to show he cared. He often showed kindness behind the scenes by helping those facing financial difficulties. Despite struggles with his health Phillip pitched in whenever and wherever he could on the dairy after retirement. He looked forward to showing off the new born calves to the family, which brought a smile to his face. He really enjoyed gardening and found joy in sharing the harvest with family and friends. When roses were in bloom he picked the prettiest ones to give to “Ma”. Phillip will be remembered as a devoted son, loving brother and uncle, and faithful friend.
He was preceded in death by his father Olaf Ehlers and brother-in-law Jim Thompson.
Survivors include his mother Lola Ehlers, sister Gloria Keith and husband Robert of Seneca; sister Rita Thompson of El Dorado Springs; sister Connie Bartlett and husband Jerry of Olathe, Kansas; brother Stanley Ehlers and wife Jenean of Stockton; sister Kathy Bradley and husband Lance of El Dorado Springs; and brother David Ehlers and wife Danita of El Dorado Springs; six nieces and three nephews; and six great nieces and seven great nephews, as well as many cousins and friends.