Spencer — Edwin Filips, 94, of Spencer died on Monday, March 23, 2020 at Arbor Care in Hartington when he went to his Lord and rejoined his loving wife Anna Mary.

For everyone's safety, there will be no visitation. 

A memorial service will be held at a later date.

Mass of Christian burial for family only will be held at St. Mary's Catholic Church.

Burial will be at the St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery in Spencer for family only. 

Memorials may be made to the Boyd County Senior Center or St. Mary's Altar Society.

Brockhaus Funeral Home in Spencer is in charge of the arrangements.

Edwin was born on Sept. 7, 1925, to Frank and Minnie (Ausdemore) Filips in rural Crofton.  

He grew up in the Crofton area and started farming full-time after the eighth grade.  

Ed was a member of the U.S. Armed Forces and served until he received an honorable discharge at the end of the World War II.  

He married Anna Mary Klug on May 8, 1957, at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in St. Helena. 

They made their home for three years on a farm near Crofton before moving to a farm/ranch south and west of Spencer in 1961, where they farmed and ranched, raised their family, practiced their faith and enjoyed their life.

Ed and Anna Mary were members of St. Mary’s Catholic Church in Spencer.  

Family and farming were Ed’s passions. He was active on the farm late into his 80s until he slowed down to care for Anna Mary as she battled cancer.  

He was also active in the community, serving on the local NRD board, the Lynch Hospital board, the Spencer Farmers Coop board and spending several decades as president of the Rural Fire District board. He was also active his entire life in Spencer Legion Post 78.  

Ed was a devoted husband, a dedicated farmer and a loving father, grandfather and great-grandfather.

Edwin is survived by four children Roger (Ann) of Hartington, Art (Julie) Filips of Maryville, MO, Paul (Cindy) Filips of Spencer and Frank (Monique) Filips of Torrance, CA; nine grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; and one brother Alfred Filips of Bloomfield.

He was preceded in death by his loving wife of 56 years Anna Mary, his parents and two brothers Arthur and Roman.

Online condolences may be left for the family at www.brockhaus funeralhome.com.    

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