Phyllis Lumpa – Monticello

Phyllis Lumpa age 88, of Monticello, died Sunday morning, , December 22, 2019 at the St. Luke’s Hospital, Cedar Rapids,  with her family by her side.

Funeral services will be held 1:00 Thursday afternoon, December 26, 2019 at the First Presbyterian Church, with interment in the Oakwood Cemetery, Monticello. Friends may call after 11:00 at the church.  Goettsch Funeral Home, Monticello has taken Phyllis and her family into their care.   Thoughts, Memories and Condolences may be left at In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to the First Presbyterian Church or a charity of choice.

Surviving are, 4 children, Diane (Rob) Gesie, Sue Coleman, David Lumpa  all of Monticello, Carol Lumpa-Dunn, Ruskin, FL., 6 grand-children and families, Jason (Kelly) Dettbarn, and family, Lauren, Kade and Owen, Dustin (Samantha) Lumpa and family, Mila and Asher, Jasmine (Andy) Norman, and family  Cody and Aimslee, Dillon (Amy) Heinsius and son Ryker, Taylor (Alex) Wolf and daughter, Emilia, Dallas (Katie) Lumpa and daughter Lennon.  2  sisters, Wilma Paulsen, Wyoming, Linda McAllister, Arlington. She was preceded in death by her Parents, her husband of 60 years, Paul in 2014 a brother Merle Cox and a sister Jean Cox.

Phyllis  Cox was born April 3, 1931 at Colesburg, Iowa. She was the daughter of Edward and Margaret Baxter Cox. She graduated from the Monticello Community Schools with the class of 1948.  Phyllis continued her education at the University of Dubuque and received her teaching certificate.  She taught in the Buck Creek and Marion schools.   Phyllis Cox and Paul Lumpa were married April 19, 1953 at the First Presbyterian Church, Monticello. Following his return from service Paul worked at Monticello Implement for 16 years. In 1970 they opened Paul and Phyl’s Family Store in Monticello. In 1973 they started C&L Dryer a business they still operated at the time of his death.  Phyllis and Paul loved to travel and go camping.   They especially enjoyed the winter’s spent in Florida.

The family would like to thank everyone at Ridgeview Assisted Living in Cedar Rapids  for all their loving care given to Paul and Phyllis while they resided there.