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Phyliss M. Wells

Phyliss M. Wells, 36, of St. Paul died Wednesday, Oct. 19, 2011, at her home surrounded by her family, after a courageous battle with cancer. Services will be at 10:30 a.m. Monday at Sts. Peter & Paul Catholic Church in St. Paul. The Rev. Ray Kosmicki and Uncle Rod Pedersen will officiate. Burial will be in the Elmwood Cemetery in St. Paul. Visitation will be Sunday from 4 to 6 p.m. At the church, with a 6 p.m. vigil service. Peters Funeral Home of St. Paul is in charge of arrangements. Mrs. Wells was born on Jan. 4, 1975, at St. Paul, the daughter of William L. and Nancy A. (Eschliman) Diessner. She was united in marriage to Chad D. Wells on June 20, 1998, at St. Paul. She is survived by her husband, Chad and her children, Sydney, Conner and Kayley Wells, all of St. Paul; her mother, Nancy Diessner of St. Paul; and three brothers, William D. “Billy” Diessner of Kearney, Christopher Diessner of Spalding and Travis Diessner of St. Paul. She is also survived by her grandmother's-in-law, Doris Wells of Elba and Arlene Pedersen of St. Paul and nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins and a host of friends. Phyliss grew up in Spalding where she attended Spalding Public Schools and graduated from Spalding High School in 1993. She then attended Kearney State College for one year and transferred to Central Community College in Columbus where she received her Licensed Practical Nursing Degree. She then worked at the Friendship Villa in Spalding and later at Heritage Living Center in St. Paul. After her marriage she worked at the Lone Tree Medical Clinic in Central City. She began working at the Howard County Medical Clinic in 2003, where she worked until her health failed. She was a member of Sts. Peter & Paul Catholic Church and played in local volleyball leagues. Phyliss enjoyed Husker volleyball, gardening, especially flowers, attending her children' s activities and her pets, Max, Boots and Salem. She loved her work at HCMC and missed her co-workers when she could no longer work. Phyliss loved helping people. She was preceded in death by her father, William L. Diessner; her grandparents, Floyd and Helen Marie Eschliman and Leo and Florence Diessner; and a uncle, James Diessner. Memorials are suggested to the American Cancer Society or to the family's choice.

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Chad and family My Deepest Sympathy to all. Keep your memories and faith close to your heart as they are Gods gifts. Phyliss was a wonderful person and always a big smile.May the Lord comfort you.

Elaine Nowak Nov 2 2011 12:00 AM

Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. So sorry for your loss.

Angel Alberti (Crosby) Oct 24 2011 12:00 AM

Chad, Sydney, Conner, and Kayley, our thoughts and prayers go out to you all. Please let us know if we can help in any way.

Reed and Steph Anderson Oct 23 2011 12:00 AM

I am so sorry for your loss. I worked at the clinic with Phyliss in St. Paul. She was a wonderful, caring person who will be missed!! My thoughts and prayers go out to you.

Joni Steinwart Oct 23 2011 12:00 AM

Phyliss, you will be so dearly missed by me and so many other. You were a true inspiration!!! I will always hold you dearly in my heart and memories. Chad, if you or the kids ever need anything, you know you can count on me. Love you all.

HEATHER ANDERSON Oct 22 2011 12:00 AM

Words cannot express how sorry I am for the loss of Phyliss. We worked together at the Nursing Home in St Paul and then I got her a job in Central City. We always had a good time working together. She was one of the most caring nurses I've ever known. I will cherish those memories of her forever!!! May she rest in PEACE.

Amy Davis Oct 22 2011 12:00 AM

Phyliss was a most caring and wonderful person. She will be missed. Our prayers are with your family.

Rosie Palacz Oct 22 2011 12:00 AM

May God bless you and your family and keep you close to His heart.

colleen kasperbauer Oct 22 2011 12:00 AM

All of our love goes out to the whole Wells family. Our deepest sympathy to all of you. What a wonderful caring and loving person Phyliss was. She will be missed by many. All of God's Blessings and Peace we wish for you. Kaye and John Tomlinson

Kaye & John Tomlinson Oct 22 2011 12:00 AM

Our thoughts and payers go out to the family. Phyliss was a very special person. I know she will be missed greatly.....

Martha Fousek Oct 22 2011 12:00 AM

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