Rolland J. Phillips, Jr

Rolland J. Phillips, Jr., 63, Rolling Prairie, Indiana, passed away Saturday, June 13, 2020, at 2:45 pm in his home surrounded by his family.

Funeral services will be held at 1:00 pm, Thursday, June 18, 2020, at Ott/Haverstock Funeral Chapel, 418 Washington St., Michigan City, IN with Pastor Jeff Zigler officiating. Burial will follow in Carmel Cemetery, LaPorte, IN. Visitation will be from 4:00 pm - 8:00 pm, Wednesday and from 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm Thursday at the Ott/Haverstock Funeral Chapel. The ACME Lodge #83 F&AM will conduct a memorial service at 7:00 pm Wednesday in the funeral chapel.

He was born June 17, 1956, in Michigan City, IN to the late Rolland J. and Phyllis (Brown) Phillips, Sr. On November 3, 2017, in Rolling Prairie, IN he married Barbara Tallos who survives in Rolling Prairie, IN.

Also surviving are a daughter, Jennifer (Aaron) Ohrel of New Carlisle, IN; son, Eric Phillips of Hudson Lake, IN; five grandchildren, Connor, Levi, Wyatt, Brianna and Bentley; and two sisters, Laura (William Janes) Tolton of LaPorte, IN and Sally (Michael) Lawton of Fort Worth, TX.

Rolland retired at age 52 as a laborer with the Laborer's Local 81 having worked for Tonn & Blank Construction. He was a member of St. Jon's United Church of Christ and the ACME Lodge #83 F&AM. Rolland enjoyed woodworking, rehabbing homes, and detailed yard work. The family would like to acknowledge Dr. Daniel Catenacci and the oncology staff of the University of Chicago Medical Center.

Contributions may be made to the University of Chicago Medical Center Oncology Department, 5841 S. Maryland Ave., Chicago, IL 60637.

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