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Posted: Monday, January 7, 2013 11:18 am

WISNER — Services for Phyllis D. Chace, 82, of Norfolk will be Wednesday at 1:30 p.m. at Christ Lutheran Church in Wisner with burial in the Pilger Cemetery. Visitation will be Tuesday from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. at Minnick Funeral Home in Wisner and continue at noon Thursday at the church.

She died Thursday, Jan. 3, 2013, in Mesa, Ariz.

Memorials will be given to the Pilger Senior Center.


Phyllis was born to Harry and J. Eunice (Perry) Perkins on the farm near Stanton on June 13, 1930. She graduated from Stanton High School in 1948.

Phyllis married Jack A. Chace on Aug. 15, 1948, at the Congregational Church, Stanton. They attended the University of Nebraska, briefly, before settling on the Chace family farm northwest of Pilger. Born to that union were three children: James R. Chace, Cynthia S. Goeller and Jacqueline E. Chace.

Phyllis was a 4-H leader, Pilger Community Club leader, a member of the Pilger United Methodist Church, VFW Ladies Auxiliary, the Order of Eastern Star and the Norfolk Chamber of Commerce. In 1983 she moved to Norfolk, where she was a real estate broker for over 30 years. She died Jan. 3, 2013, in Mesa of complication due to leukemia.

She was preceded in death by her parents; a brother, Don Perkins; a sister, Evelyn Schellpeper; an infant grandson, Garth Chace Wittstruck; a son, James R. Chace; and her former husband, Jack A. Chace.

She is survived by her daughters, Cindy Goeller (David) of Wisner and Jac E. Chace (Dr. John Wittstruck) of Mesa; eight grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; a sister, Inez Barth of Stanton; and a longtime friend, Dave Potts of Mesa.

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