Phyllis Selge, 84

Published 11:07 pm Monday, April 9, 2012

Phyllis Selge, 84
Born: Jan. 16, 1928
Died: April 6, 2012


Former Niles and Granger resident Phyllis Ann Selge, 84, of Notre Dame, Ind., died at 3 p.m. Friday, April 6, 2012, in Memorial Hospital surrounded by her children and grandchildren following an illness.

Mrs. Selge was born Jan. 16, 1928, in Baker, N.D., to the late Elsa (Yost) and Lawrence M. Domer and had lived in the Niles-South Bend area most of her life, coming from York, N.D.  On May 26, 1943 in Angola, Ind., as Phyllis A. Domer, she married Marvin L. Selge, who preceded her in death April 8, 1996. She was also preceded in death by her sister, Alpha Miller, and brothers, Warren and Verlin “Shorty” Domer.

She is survived by her daughters, Judy A. Elms (Verl) of Valparaiso, Ind., and Gayle M. Godsey (Mark) of Goodland, Fla.; sons, Gary L. Selge (Jan) of Anthem, Ariz. and Marvin L. Selge, Jr. (Barbara) of Edwardsburg; 10 grandchildren; a number of great-grandchildren; several great-great-grandchildren; and especially her loving dog, Ruby.

Phyllis, along with Marv, founded Selge Construction in 1959. She was a loving mother and grandmother who was wonderful to all plus she always had time for her family. For many years she enjoyed wintering in Goodland, Fla., with her husband, Marv.

Phyllis, an avid sports fan, enjoyed watching all types of sports especially college football or playing a round of golf at Orchard Hills Country Club, where she was a member and sported a hole-in-one. One of her greatest joys was the love and companionship she shared with her pet poodle, Ruby.

The family wishes to express a special thank you to Doctors Stephen Anderson, Sean Halleran and his associates, Walter Filipek and Michael Salcedo, as well as a thank you to Memorial Home Health Care. A special warm thank you goes out to Pastor Trent Griffith and Harvest Bible Chapel.
A celebration of Phyllis’s life and entrance into eternity will be held at 3 p.m. Thursday, April 12, in the Harvest Bible Chapel, 52277 Hickory Rd., with Pastor Trent Griffith officiating. A reception will immediately follow in the church. Private graveside services will be held at a later date. The family will receive friends in the church Thursday from noon until the time of service at 3 p.m.

Memorial contributions may be made to MADD, P.O. Box 41, Whiteland, IN, 46184; and Relay for Life of Notre Dame, IN, 130 Red Coach Dr., Mishawaka, IN, 46545; or the Humane Society of St. Joseph County, 2506 Grape Rd., Mishawaka, IN, 46545.  Welsheimer Family Funeral Home North, 17033 Cleveland Rd., is assisting the family with arrangements.

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