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In Memory of Phillip Doornink


Thursday from 3pm to 7pm at the O'Connell Family Funeral Home of Baldwin and one hour prior to the service at church Friday morning

Funeral Services

11AM Friday November 30th at First Reformed Church in Baldwin

Phillip Lee Doornink, beloved husband to Joan and cherished dad to Will and Laura died Saturday November 24th 2018 of an apparent heart attack while at work in the Twin Cities. Phil was born on August 30, 1956 in Baldwin, the son of Reuben and Dorothy (Bol) Doornink. He attended Baldwin Christian School prior to graduating from Baldwin-Woodville High School in 1975. He would further his education at Chippewa Valley Technical College where he learned the trade of auto technician. Phil thoroughly enjoyed his time as owner and operator of Hillcrest Motors for over thirty years! On May 6, 1978, he was united in marriage to Joan Rademaker at First Reformed Church in Baldwin. This union would be blessed with two children; William and Laura.  Phil was an outdoorsman who appreciated God’s beauty. He enjoyed spending time with friends and family snowmobiling, fishing, working on vehicles, bear hunting, and watching motorsports. He took great pride in his family and adored his grandchildren. Having them over and grilling a feast put the biggest smile on his face. He loved working on his tree farm and tinkering in his shop woodworking. Most recently, he enjoyed his time serving as a Matco Tools distributor.

Phil will live on in the hearts of his wife of 40 years and best friend Joan; children William (Sara), Laura (Glenn) Dodge; grandchildren Adeline, Finn Doornink, Aubree, Connor Dodge; parents Reuben and Dorothy Doornink; siblings Dan (Sally), Doug, Gary (Bev), Cindy; many nieces and nephews; mother-in-law Evelyn Rademaker; bothers/sisters-in-law Mari (Dennis) Omann, Richard (LeAnn) Rademaker, Carolyn (Todd) Iverson, and Roundy (Roxi) Rademaker. Those who were waiting for him in heaven are his grandparents; sister-in-law Kelly Doornink, great niece Alexis Albrightson; father-in-law Leon Rademaker; great niece Amy Rademaker, great nephews Brian Omann and Trevor Doornink.

Funeral service for Phil Doornink will be 11AM Friday November 30th at First Reformed Church in Baldwin. Interment will be private. Visitation will be on Thursday from 3pm to 7pm at the O’Connell Family Funeral Home of Baldwin and one hour prior to the service at church Friday morning. Memorials are preferred to the discretion of the family. 

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    • Dear Joan and Family,
      My heart goes out to you at this time.
      Phil was one amazing, loving guy!
      I am so sad now.
      Phil was a great member of the B-W Class of 1975.
      May he rest in peace.
      Reverend Professor Kimora

    • So sorry to hear of Phils passing. I am in Asia and just found out, He was a great guy, All my condolences!!!!

    • We are so sorry for your loss. Phil was such a good guy. Your family is in our prayers. Sending Love and Hugs! Jo and Bob

    • Joan and family, Kevin and I send our deepest sympathy with the loss of Phil. Gone to soon. You are in our thoughts and prayers.

    • Joan, words can not tell of the sadness we have for the loss of such a good man. Our hearts are breaking for you and your whole family, and the void there will be without him next to you. I am so thankful for that wonderful visit we had with Phil while he was on a stay over in Bismarck. How his eyes light up when we talked of grandkids and his laughter will stay in my memory forever. Please know that we are holding all of you in prayer and sending you our love. I pray that memories will bring comfort and God, family and friends will hold you in their arms at this sad time.

    • Joan and family. I am so sorry for your loss my pray our with you from everyone in my family.

    • Dear Joan and family,
      I’m so very sorry about the passing of Phil, what a shock No words
      Can comfort you at this time but just remember that friends and family are here to help you through this very painful time.
      With much love.

    • Joan,
      I am so shocked and saddened to read of Phil’s passing on Facebook. I appreciated him as a member of our church and his work in the church, as my auto mechanic, as a good friend, and as a community businessman. Words fail us at a time like this; however, may God’s Spirit surround you with His supporting arms; may He comfort you each and every day during which your hearts ache; and may He give you the assurance of eternal life for Phil. Marion and I send our love, and you and your family will be in our prayers. Pastor Leon

    • Joan and Family,
      We were customers in Phil’s new business venture. We were deeply saddened by the hearing of his passing. You have are deepest sympathy and condolences. In our short time knowing each other, we became fond of him, he always had a smile on his face with his distinctive laugh.
      Wishing you peace,
      Andy, Ryan, and Kevin – Certified Transmission

    • Joan and family,

      Dave and I are so saddened to hear of Phil’s passing. Our hearts ache for you and the kids to have to experience this terrible loss. Please know you are in our thoughts and prayers. We pray that you find comfort and peace in God’s love and support of family and friends.