Phillip J McCarville

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Phillip J. "Phil" McCarville, age 81, passed away on Monday, January 13, 2020 at Colonial Manor in Elma, IA. Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 2:00 PM on Tuesday, January 21, 2020 at Immaculate Conception Church in Elma with Father Jerry Kopacek celebrating. Burial will be at Calvary Cemetery in Elma. Military rites will be provided by Elma American Legion Post #597. There will be visitation to greet the family at the church one hour prior to the funeral mass. Online condolences may be left at Memorials may be directed to the family. Phillip John was born April 19, 1938, the son of Raymond and Zelpha McCarville in Cresco, Iowa. He attended and graduated from Notre Dame Catholic Schools in Cresco. Upon completing his education Phil enlisted in the US Army where he was stationed in Alabama. Phil was united in marriage to Victoria “Tory” Heinemann on August 21, 1958 at Immaculate Conception Church in Elma where they lived their entire married life. They became parents to Carol and John and grandparents of Jeremy, Jacob and Marva. Phil went on to Barber School in Waukon. He bought the Elma Barber Shop from his father-in-law and carried on the legacy for the next 50 years. He also worked at Donaldson’s for 20 years until his retirement. Phil enjoyed fishing, collecting trains and in later years purchased an electric train set which he proudly displayed in his home. Phil also enjoyed the social life of the barber shop. He was a member of Knights of Columbus, and Immaculate Conception Church. Those left to honor Phil’s memories are his children, Carol (Mike) Zobeck of Protivin, IA and John McCarville of Elma; his grandchildren, Jeremy, Jacob and Marva (Jeremy); his two great-grandchildren, Tyson and Kamryn; and numerous nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his parents; his loving wife, Tory in 2017.

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  1. With Heartfelt Sympathy to the family of Phil MCCarville. May eternal rest be onto him may his soul and the souls of all the faithful departed Rest in Peace. In Faith, Di and Reecee Kovarik and special friend Roger Craft

  2. Thank you for letting me know you. Wish it could of been longer. Give good hair cuts in heaven. Condolences to the family. Russ and Joyce Tendall.

  3. With deepest sympathies to the family. Recall when I worked at the Midland Service Station, Phil would come over from his shop and visit. I would go over to his place and would try to harass him a little. I never got that job done. He was much to quick for me. A great man. I’m sure he’ll be missed.

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