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VAN GUILDER, Phillip W. Born Oct. 25, 1933 in Holyoke, Minnesota. Phillip grew up in Minnesota,South Dakota, Nebraska and Missouri and went to school at Catholic Boarding School in Chandron, Nebraska. He lived in the AV for 51 years. Phillip was an Aircraft Mechanic while serving in the US Air Force from Nov. 1951 - Nov 1955 and also at Convair General Dynamics Corp., Rockwell International and Northrup. He was an auto mechanic for Lancaster Ford, Pioneer Honda and Rally Chevrolet. Phillip had a giving nature and shared this with friends, family and neighbors. His hobbies were woodworking, gardening and tinkering with cars. Preceeded in death by his parents Kenneth A. and Mary A. (Forcier) Van Guilder, sister Mary L. Smith, brothers Victor K. and Edward G. Van Guilder and grandson Cameron Robert Van Guilder. Phillip is survived by his spouse Lois Van Guilder, son John Van Guilder, daughters Joan (Jim) Ball, Janis (David) Garcia, grandchildren Melissa and Monica Garcia, nephew Robert Van Guilder, Nieces Janie Mann and Denise DePuy. Services were held at Bakersfield National Cemetery on March 11, 2016.

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