Harold C. Phlipot Sr., age 90 of Versailles, Ohio, passed away at 3:45 P.M. on Saturday, October 15, 2011 at Versailles Healthcare Center. Harold was born August 30, 1921 in Shelby County, Ohio, to the late John & Margaret (Didier) Phlipot.
On April 20, 1949 Harold married Juliana (Hoelscher) Phlipot who survives. He is also survived by his children, Carol & Marv Ruppert of St. Marys, Nancy & John Overholser of Versailles, Mary Jo & Jerry Hecht of Versailles, Maggie & Keith Dabbelt of New Bremen, Deidre & Kenny Rindler of Ft. Loramie, Harold & Rose Phlipot of Versailles, and Lisa & Ed Schemmel of Maria Stein; son-in-law, Larry Selhorst of Coldwater; 29 grandchildren and 34 great grandchildren; brothers, Nicholas Phlipot, Conrad Phlipot and Marion Phlipot; and a sister, Erna Voisard.
In addition to his parents, Harold is also preceded in death by a daughter, Patty Selhorst; a grandson; brother, Victor Phlipot; and sisters, Henrietta Baltes, Kathleen Wehrman, Maxine Monnin and Gertrude Schulze.
Harold was a member of St. Denis Catholic Church in Versailles. He was also a member of the Osgood American Legion, V.F.W., and Eagles Lodge in Versailles. Harold was a WWII Veteran, serving in the U.S. Air Force from 1942 to 1945. He was a Staff Sergeant and served in North Africa and Italy. While in Italy he visited the Vatican and saw the Pope. He spent a week furlough in Switzerland. Harold was a farmer, carpenter and brick layer. Harold loved camping, fishing and craft work. He enjoyed his family, grandchildren and great grandchildren.
A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 A.M. on Wednesday, October 19, 2011 at St. Denis Catholic Church in Versailles with Rev. Fr. David Vincent celebrant. Burial will follow in Miami Memorial Park in Covington. The family will receive friends on Tuesday from 2:00 to 8:00 P.M. and Wednesday morning from 9:00 to 10:00 A.M. at Bailey Zechar Funeral Home in Versailles. Military graveside services will be conducted by the Osgood American Legion. Memorial contributions may be made to State of the Heart Hospice or the Versailles Healthcare Center.
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