Donald J. Phillips

Donald J. Phillips

May 1, 1958 – November 25, 2021

Donald J. Phillips was born May 1st, 1958 and passed away peacefully November 25th, 2021. Preceded in death by his mother Clara (Wolf), father Albert, sister Nancy, and brothers Albert and Danny. Survived by his wife Terri K. (Fischer), sons, Brian (Kristen), Joseph, and Thomas (Alexandra), grandchildren Colin, Mason, Ava, Grace, and Charles, brothers Dennis, Dave, and John; many nieces, nephews, and cousins. Don led a life of love and devotion to his family. He shared  joy and faith through the music that he made and the friendships that he shared with so many.

The family will receive friends Monday, November 29th from 5pm to 7pm, followed by VIGIL SERVICE at 7pm, all at West Center Chapel. MASS OF CHRISTIAN BURIAL: Tuesday, November 30th at 10am at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church, 5419 N. 114th Street. Interment: Evergreen Memorial Park. Memorials are suggested to Music in Catholic Schools.

To view live broadcasts of the Vigil Service, Mass and Graveside Service, please go to and click the “View Live Cast” button on the home page.



  • Jim and Janet Costello Posted November 28, 2021 12:41 pm

    Teri and family,

    Janet and I are so very sorry to hear about Don’s passing. Don was a terrific guy and we will always treasure our friendship and his music will live on in our hearts. We cannot attend services, as we are visiting our son in Denver. Please know that all in the Phillip’s family are in our thoughts and prayers

  • Margaret Wolf Posted November 29, 2021 5:27 pm

    To Don’s extended family, I am so sorry. Don will always have a very special place in my heart with all the music he gave so easily. He was really talented and I will always remember playing along side him.

  • Samuel D Willcoxon Posted November 30, 2021 7:25 am

    Prayers to Teri and family. Don’s music was inspirational. Sorry not going to make it but you and family in our prayers

  • Connie E Aliano Posted December 2, 2021 8:58 am

    To the family of Donald Phillips,
    I’ve been with Creighton since 1988 and had the pleasure of interacting with Don Phillips when I worked in the Rigge Science building in the late 1980’s. It was a long time ago, but I still remember Donnie and was very saddened to learn that he passed away. We had some very good conversations and I always considered him a friend. He played in a band on the weekends and always had a story to tell.
    Teri, I am so sorry for your loss, most especially at this time of year. My deepest sympathies to you and everyone in your family. Donnie was a great guy.
    Connie Aliano

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