Former Rochester resident, Kyle Phillips, 36, Plymouth, passed away at 1:38 p.m. Monday, April 24, 2017.
On March 7, 1981, in Rochester, Christopher Kyle Phillips was born. He was the treasured son of Ted C. and Victoria J. Langenbahm Phillips. As the youngest of the Phillips children, growing up he shared his childhood with two sisters, Laura and Amanda. During Kyle’s high school years he was a right handed pitcher for the Zebras baseball team. With great pride he graduated from Rochester High School in 1999. Following high school Kyle went to Indiana University at South Bend where he studied criminal justice, earning a bachelor’s degree in 2003.
During his formative years, Kyle enjoyed annual autumn trips with his family to explore Brown County. He hosted his high school buddies gathering around the pool and grilling out. Kyle was always up for the challenge playing Trivial Pursuit and other board games with his family. Prior to the purchase of appliances, he would research on the internet and read consumer reports. Whether it was at the family pool, the Dunes or on the beach, Kyle loved the warmth of the sunshine and water activities.
Remembered by class mates as the life of the party, Kyle possessed an extraordinary ability to add comedy, laughter and an assortment of fresh practical jokes. With twinkling brown eyes and a radiant smile, his sense of humor could light up a room.
Heading out on the open road was a favorite way Kyle enjoyed relaxing. Climbing aboard his yellow and black Honda motorcycle, allowed him the freedom of catching the warm summer breezes. He took great joy in cheering for the Colts, NASCAR and Indiana University. Always at his side was his faithful canine companion George.
Left to cherish Kyle’s memory are his parents, Ted and Victoria Phillips of Rochester; two sisters: Laura Goss and husband Brian of Rochester; Amanda Levy and husband David of Chicago; niece Gabriella Goss; nephew Graeme Goss, both of Rochester; two Aunts and Uncles: Karen Hendry and husband Kevin of Gulfport, MS, Helen Durkes and husband Tim of Rochester; several cousins also survive; and his canine companion George, the special custom blend.
Preceding Kyle in death are his all of his grandparents.
Chaplain Jason See will officiate services. Kyle will be laid to eternal rest at Rochester’s IOOF Cemetery.