Harold C. Phlipot Sr., 90

Harold C. Phlipot Sr., 90, of Versailles, passed away at 3:45 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 15, 2011, at Versailles Healthcare Center.

Harold was born on Aug. 30, 1921, in Shelby County, to John and Margaret (Didier) Phlipot, and they preceded him in death.

On April 20, 1949, Harold married Juliana (Hoelscher) Phlipot, and she survives.

He is also survived by his children, Carol (Marv) Ruppert of St. Marys, Nancy (John) Overholser of Versailles, Mary Jo (Jerry) Hecht of Versailles, Maggie (Keith) Dabbelt of New Bremen, Deidre (Kenny) Rindler of Fort Loramie, Harold (Rose) Phlipot of Versailles and Lisa (Ed) Schemmel of Maria Stein; a son-in-law, Larry Selhorst of Coldwater; 29 grandchildren; 34 great-grandchildren; three brothers, Nicholas Phlipot, Conrad Phlipot and Marion Phlipot; a sister, Erna Voisard.

Harold was preceded in death by a daughter, Patty Selhorst; a grandson; a brother, Victor Phlipot; four sisters, Henrietta Baltes, Kathleen Wehrman, Maxine Monnin and Gertrude Schulze.

Harold was a member of St. Denis Catholic Church in Versailles. He was also a member of the Osgood American Legion, Veterans of Foreign Wars and Eagles Lodge in Versailles.

Harold was a World War II veteran, serving in the U.S. Air Force from 1942 to 1945. He was a staff sergeant and served in North Africa and Italy. While in Italy, he visited the Vatican and saw the pope. He spent a week furlough in Switzerland.

Harold was a farmer, carpenter and brick layer. Harold loved camping, fishing and craft work. He enjoyed his family, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at St. Denis Catholic Church in Versailles, with the Rev. David Vincent officiating. Burial will follow in Miami Memorial Park in Covington.

The family will receive friends from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday  and from 9 a.m. to 10 a.m. Wednesday at Bailey Zechar Funeral Home in Versailles. Military graveside services will be conducted by the Osgood American Legion. Memorial contributions may be made to State of the Heart Hospice or to the Versailles Healthcare Center. Condolences for the family may be expressed at Zecharbailey.com.