Philip Herman Britten, 84, passed away at this home in Chandler, Arizona, Oct. 16, 2019. Philip was born Nov. 24, 1934, to Herman and Winifred (Clarahan) Britten of rural Creston. He graduated from Nevinville School. While in the army, stationed in France, he married Yvette Charriere Mar. 9, 1957, in Hourtin, France. Upon returning to farming north of Creston, Philip and Yvette had two children: Linda and Stephen. After Yvette’s death Oct. 22, 1963, due to a brain tumor, Philip married Kathleen McCabe Feb. 27, 1965, in New York City. Philip and Kathleen had three sons: Brian, Kevin and Daniel.
Following cremation, a graveside service is planned for 3 p.m. Saturday, Jan. 18, 2020, at Calvary Cemetery in Creston, Iowa. Memorial contributions may be directed to the family, to be determined. Pearson Family Funeral Service & Cremation Center of Creston is in charge of arrangements. Memories can be shared online at www.pearsonfuneralhomes.com
Philip was preceded in death by his parents, Herman and Winifred Britten; his wife Yvette Britten; 2nd wife, Kathleen Britten; and his sister, Annette (Britten) Geis. He is survived by his children: Linda Britten Abbott (Larry) Hunecke of Jefferson; Stephen (Alda) Britten of Palmview, Texas; Brian (Laura) Britten of Creston; Kevin (Angie) Britten of Red Oak; Dan (Tina) Britten of Orient; his brother-in-law, John Geis of Mountain Home, Arkansas; five nieces and nephews, ten grandchildren and four great-grandchildren.