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Phillip Bernard Stiles



Memorial contributions in Phillip’s name may be made to:

American Cancer Society

129 Jefferson Ave SE

Grand Rapids, MI 49503

Phillip Bernard Stiles, age 77 of Cascade, passed away Tuesday, August 28, 2018. Phillip was preceded in death by his son, Michael Webster; and brothers, David, Donald and Greg Stiles. He is survived by his wife of 53 years, Sharon Stiles; his children, Lisa (Charles IV) Newton; Laura Stiles; Ryan (Colleen) Stiles; brother, Roger (Narcene) Stiles; sisters-in-law, Sheila, Janet and Nancy Stiles; and grandchildren, Emma, Ellie, Kate and Lucy Newton, Chloe and Henry Flowers-Stiles. Phillip graduated from Ottawa Hills High School and attended Ferris State University. He joined his father, Webster Stiles, in starting the original Stiles Machinery Company. In 1965 he married the former Sharon A. Bonham. A loving husband, father, and grandfather, Phillip enjoyed his time with family, especially at his property on Gun Lake. In retirement, he crafted wooden toys and puzzles for his grandchildren. He will be greatly missed, particularly for his sense of humor – no joke was too old for Phil Stiles. A memorial service will be held Friday, October 12, at 2 p.m. at Cascade Christian Church, 2829 Thornapple River Drive in Grand Rapids, Pastor Jill Forton officiating. Guests can visit with family members from 1:30–2:00 PM. Entrance to the chapel is on Orange Ave. Interment at Cascade Cemetery. Memorial contributions in Phillip’s name may be made to the American Cancer Society, 129 Jefferson Ave SE, Grand Rapids, MI 49503.

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