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Phillip Vos

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Phillip Nelson Vos, 62, died on Jan. 12, 2022, in Harlan, Iowa.
A funeral service was Sunday, Jan. 16, 2022, at the Community of Christ in Woodbine, Iowa. Burial was at the Harris Grove Cemetery outside of Logan, Iowa.
Phillip Vos was born on Oct. 1, 1959, to Nelson and Betty (Lewis) Vos in Hardwick. He was the second of four children. Visits to his grandparents’ farm and their hard work ethic influenced his passion for antique tractors. Phil also enjoyed working with his dad on a milk route in high school and working on his car and drag racing. He achieved a National Title in his class. He graduated from Luverne High School in 1978.
Phil went on to work as a mechanic for a short period of time. Eventually he earned his degree in non-destructive X-ray. While working in Texas, he made lifelong friends as he traveled and excelled in his drag racing career.
Moving to Omaha, Nebraska, he met and married Ann Klein and helped her raise her daughter Katie. After their divorce, he moved to Iowa and worked out of Alaska for six months. During this time of three weeks off intervals, he started helping his neighbors with their harvest. Phil then purchased his Peterbilt and created Phil Vos Trucking. In 2013 he met Millie Potter, and they were married in 2015.
He is survived by his wife, Millie Vos of Persia; step-daughters Katie Pirruccello, Sarah Hansen, Debbie (Matt) Fleming, Amanda (Eric) Kasik and Chelsea (Scott) Steager; grandchildren Brenna, Rilynn, Elijah, Colton, Kaydence, Emmie, Ryker, Teddy, Sienna, Nolan, Boden and Chancee; his mother, Betty Vos; brothers Mike (Janelle) Vos and Loren (Shirelle) Vos; and many other relatives and friends.
Phil was preceded in death by his grandparents; his father, Nelson Vos; and his sister Susan and her husband Tane Anderson.
Fouts Funeral Home in Woodbine, Iowa was in charge of arrangements.
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