Vickie Lynn Damro

Jun 26, 2018
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Mass of Christian Burial
10:30 a.m., Saturday, June 29, 2018, Immaculate Conception Catholic Church, 311 15th Avenue, Gilbertville


4:00 to 8:00 p.m. Friday, June 29, 2018 with a 7:00 p.m. vigil service at Locke Funeral Home and also for one hour prior to services at the church.


Sancta Maria Cemetery, Poyner Road & 10th Avenue, Gilbertville


May be directed to the family.


Vickie Lynn Damro, 55, of Dysart, Iowa, passed away at the Cedar Valley Hospice Home on Tuesday, June 26, 2018. She was born July 12, 1962 in Waterloo, Iowa, the daughter of Leo M. and Lorena K. Steilen Phillips. She married Todd Damro on May 8, 1992 in Waterloo.

Vickie graduated in 1980 from Don Bosco High School, Gilbertville, Iowa. She worked as an in‑home child daycare provider for 32 years and was a faithful member of Immaculate Conception Catholic Church in Gilbertville.

Vickie was a mom to everybody. She often told her family all she wanted in life was to be a mom and cherished all the time she was able to spend with her children and family. Her love for children extended beyond just her own three kids and included all of her “littles” from daycare. As a result, Vickie could frequently be found attending dance recitals or tee-ball games. Vickie also enjoyed camping trips and would generally be first in line to eat Todd’s campfire breakfasts or for craft beer tastings in Decorah. She was very strong in her faith. Even in her struggles with cancer, Vickie was never angry and continued to love unconditionally. She would always say, “There is a plan,” because she believed it.

She is survived by her husband, Todd; daughter, Katelyn (Joshua) Pauling of Waupaca, Wisconsin; two sons, Joseph (Emily) Damro and Noah Damro, both of Dysart; a granddaughter, Ireland Pauling; five sisters: Karen (Rollie) Cahoy of Fredericksburg, Iowa, Jolene (George) Pryor of Kansas City, Missouri, Renee Holland of Elberon, Iowa, Cheryl (Jeff) Larison of La Porte City, Iowa, and Pam (Mike) Etringer of Evansdale, Iowa; four brothers: Kenny (Debbie) Phillips of Magnolia, Texas, Tom (Bernie) Phillips of Denver, Colorado, Larry Phillips of Evansdale, and Darell (Leisa) Phillips of Gilbertville; her mother in law, Deanne Damro of Waterloo; a sister in law, Brook (Scott) DeVos of Savage, Minnesota; a brother in law, Russ Alderman of Waterloo; and several nieces and nephews.

She is preceded in death by her parents; a sister, Janice Alderman; and her father in law, Jeri Damro.

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  1. velda Phillips | Jul 02, 2018
    To Vickie’s large and loving family:  i cannot pretend to understand your pain.  I am praying for you to find the strength to carry on until you meet again, and to find  joy in the happy memories you have.  Love each other and love God.
  2. Angie & Todd McGrath | Jun 29, 2018

    Todd, I am so sorry for your loss, my heart just aches for you. Todd and I will keep you and your family in our prayers.


  3. Debbie Kline | Jun 29, 2018

    My deepest sympathy Todd to you and your family.

    Debbie (Clark) Kline

  4. Kris Stoltenberg | Jun 29, 2018
    Oh, Todd- just found out about Vickie this morning....our DEEPEST condolences to you & your family....You will be in our thoughts & prayers through this most difficult of times...our love always, Kris, Dennis & family 
  5. Tommy Rowell | Jun 29, 2018

    Sorry to hear of your loss.

    Your old friend, Tommy Rowell.

  6. Debra Steilen | Jun 29, 2018

    To all my Phillips cousins and their families: I'm so sorry about Vickie's loss. She was a beautiful light in the world. She was also blessed to be part of such a loving family. Your family is an inspiration to all of us.

    With love and prayers,

    Deb Steilen (daughter of Ron and Gladys)

  7. Diane Christopher | Jun 29, 2018
    Jolene aandfamily, Will be thinking of you especially today and tomorrow. We are in Florida so unable to wish you condolences personally but our thoughts are with you!!! Jim and Diane
  8. Jim & Mary Jane Osgood | Jun 29, 2018

    Cheryl, our deepest sympathy to you and your family.

    Love and prayers,

  9. Rhonda McCombs | Jun 28, 2018

    Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family, Todd. 


    Love, Todd and Rhonda McCombs

  10. Annette Klein Zuck | Jun 28, 2018
    So sorry for your family's loss!  My thoughts and prayers are with you. 
  11. Shari Gleason | Jun 28, 2018

    So sorry for your loss.  

    Love, Shari

  12. Gail Phillips Fencl | Jun 27, 2018

    So sorry to hear this but glad Vickie’s pain is over. My thoughts and prayers will be with all your families in the weeks & months to come. 

    I so wanted to come to Vickie’s service but we will be out of town.


    Gail Phillips Fencl

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