Jerry was born in Huron, SD to Stanley W. Sr. and Celesia (Murphy) Phillippi. He grew up and graduated from high school in Clark, SD. He proudly served his country in the United States Army. Jerry worked at the VA Hospital in St. Cloud and then moved to Minneapolis and worked at Golden Living in Hopkins for over 30 years, retiring in December of 2015. Jerry’s care and compassion showed in his genuine love and concern for the patients under his care; their families often contacting him personally after their loss. Music of the 50s and old cars were his passion and his love of eagles surely gave him his ride to heaven.