PHILLIP MICHAEL PIPERPhillip Michael Piper, 33, passed away Friday, Jan. 11, 2013 in Reno, Nev. due to complication of a life long struggle with diabetes.
Phillip Michael Piper, 33, passed away Friday, Jan. 11, 2013 in Reno, Nev. due to complication of a life long struggle with diabetes.
Phil was born May 26, 1979 in Duluth to Michael and Kathleen Piper.
Phil was a graduate of Duluth East High School and the University of Eugene, Ore. He worked for the American Red Cross in Eugene, Ore. and currently was a conductor on the Union Pacific Railroad in Reno, Nev.
Phil was a devoted loving father. He loved the outdoors, listening to music, antiques, sports and traveling. Phil never met a stranger; he was a friend to all.
Phil was preceded in death by his brother, Kenneth Wesley; maternal grandfather, Phillip Burkland; paternal grandfather, Billy Piper; maternal step-grandfather, Stewart Bilderback; aunt, Pam Starkey; uncles, Tony Walczak and Mark Martin; cousins, Amber Clements and Katie Burkland.
Phil is survived, loved and will be remembered forever by his son, Nathaniel Curtis; parents, Mike and Kathy; sister, Michelle; nieces Meadow, Chloe and Nahla; maternal grandmother, Cecelia Bilderback; paternal grandmother, Mae Wolfe; aunts, Gloria Walzcak, Ramona Clements, Mary Martin, Norma Mann and Debbie Piper; uncles Joe Burkland, Darell Piper, Brian Piper, Bob McDonald, Jim Clements and James Mann; and many extended family and friends.
MEMORIAL SERVICE: 11 a.m. Thursday, Jan. 24 with a visitation at 10 a.m. at The River Church, 1901 East 4th Street, Duluth. Pastor Rob Dean officiating. In lieu of flowers memorials preferred to be made to Tom Cartiers Cure for Diabetes, mail to: Spring Point Project, 121 8th St., Suite 825, Minneapolis, MN 55402--