May 25, 1936 - December 4, 2015


Phyllis Struffert, age 79, of St. Cloud, died Friday, December 4, 2015 at the St. Benedict's Senior Community, St. Cloud.

Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 AM Thursday, December 10, 2015 at St. Lawrence Catholic Church, Duelm. The Rev. Virgil Helmin will officiate. Burial will be in the Parish Cemetery.

Friends may call from 4 to 8 PM Wednesday at the Foley Funeral Home in Foley and one hour prior to the service at the church on Thursday. Parish Prayers will be at 5:00 PM Wednesday at the funeral home. Service with Dignity provided the Foley Funeral Home.

Phyllis Struffert was born May 25, 1936 in St. Cloud, Minnesota to Melene and Rose (McDonald) Jensen. She married Cyril Struffert on January 21, 1953 at St. Lawrence Catholic Church. She lived in Benton County most her life and worked at the St. Benedict's Senior Community for 23 years. She enjoyed doing crossword puzzles. She was a member of St. Lawrence Catholic Church. The family wishes to thank; Dr. Patrick Lalley and his nurse, Carol; Spot Rehabilitation; CentraCare Hospice and the St. Benedict's Senior Community for all the care and compassion they gave our mother.

She is survived by her sons and daughters; Jeff (Elsie), Bovey; Carmen (Jim) Youngren, Sartell; Denise (Arlo) Buchholz, Grove City; Dennis (Sharon), St. Cloud; Steve (Jeanette), Foley and Scott (Kathy) of Foley, 21 grandchildren and 29 great grandchildren. She was preceded in death by her parents and husband, Cyril; son, Kevin, sisters; Betty Schwartz, Orpha Keeler, Verna Schaefer and brother, Gordon Jensen.