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Philip John Oviatt

April 8, 1983 - April 29, 2021
From: Spencer, IA
Philip John Oviatt

Philip John Oviatt

Born: April 8, 1983
Died: April 29, 2021
Age: 38

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    Philip John Oviatt, the son of Kevin Oviatt and Lori (Sweet) Oviatt was born on April 8, 1983, in Spencer, Iowa.  He attended Spencer High School where he graduated in the class of 2001. 
    He excelled in bowling at the national level and tried out to make the USA Junior National Bowling Team.  While bowling, he acquired his well-known nickname of ‘Fatty.’ 
    Philip married Kourtney Huffman, daughter of Mike and Lynn Huffman on November 1, 2014.  Philip was the loving father of Jayda, Carver and Breckyn.   
    Philip was an avid Iowa Hawkeye fan and loved the day ‘The Wave’ came to Kinnick Stadium.  It combined his love of the Hawkeyes and helping children.  He enjoyed dirt track racing and attending the Boone Super Nationals with his dad.  He especially loved cheering on his extended family at the racetrack.  Philip took pride in his family and never missed a chance to spend time with his wife and children, whether it was dance, wrestling or baseball.  He was a grill master!  Whenever there was a family event, Philip was manning the grill!  Philip enjoyed all the fun chaos that his large extended family had to offer.  He also enjoyed golfing.  Philip was a dedicated employee and appreciated by many at Eaton Corporation, Doll Distributing and UPS.   
    On Thursday, April 29, 2021, Philip passed away at the age of 38 surrounded by his family.  Philip is preceded in death by his grandmothers, Phyllis (Fogarty) Oviatt and Betty Lou (Riemer) Sweet; uncles:  Randy (Bud) Sweet, Dennis Oviatt and Philip Oviatt; sister-in-law, Katie Huffman; and brother-in-law, Andy Huffman.   
    Philip is survived by his wife, Kourtney (Huffman) Oviatt and children: Jayda, Carver and Breckyn; father, Kevin Oviatt of Spencer, IA; mother, Lori (Sweet) Oviatt of Spencer, IA; grandfather, Dwain Oviatt of Spencer, IA; siblings:  Katie Cook (Justin) of Spencer, IA, and Emilie (John) Davenport of Spencer, IA; nieces and nephews:  Isabella, Maddox, Dylan, Harper, Emersyn, Madison, Zachary, Drayk, Myles, Baylie and Sadie; along with many cherished family and friends.

SERVICES
Funeral Services will be held at 10:30 A.M., Wednesday, May 5, 2021 at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Spencer.

In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund has been established in memory of Philip.
OFFICIATING
Msgr. Ken Seifried
CASKET BEARERS
Justin Cook
Jeff Oviatt
John Davenport
Ryan Long
Brian Nissen
Dylan Dykstra

HONORARY CASKET BEARERS
Andy Huffman
Patrick Garot
Kevin "Brownie" Brown
Jarad Gross
VISITATION
Will begin at 3:00 p.m., Tuesday, May 4, 2021 with the family present from 5:00 to 7:00 p.m. at Warner Funeral Home in Spencer.
INTERMENT
Riverside Cemetery
Spencer, Iowa

Condolences

Wednesday, May 19, 2021 at 7:42 PM
“To Katie and family I am so sorry. My heart is with you guys! He was a good man and he was so loved!”
- Taylor Garot
Tuesday, May 11, 2021 at 12:39 PM
“Dear Kevin & family , so sorry to hear of your loss, my deepest sympathy to all your family, god bless you through this difficult time.”
- Monica (monkey) Thomas
Monday, May 10, 2021 at 7:55 AM
“Wow! Just got word about this just now. I'm sorry to hear. I haven't seen him since high school. He was a great guy. Jesus bless you all. May Jesus comfort you in these hard times.”
- Daniel Beck
Thursday, May 6, 2021 at 7:46 AM
“I have not seen Philip in many years, but he is the kind of guy you never forget. Such a beautiful soul. Thoughts and prayers with the family and loved ones.”
- Jason Boblit
Wednesday, May 5, 2021 at 2:04 PM
“To the whole family, I am so sorry for your loss! I have so many fond memories of Fatty! We used to just tear up the town of Spencer on our Rollerblades! He was such an amazing man! He will truly be missed by everyone who has come into contact with him!! We are thinking of you all in this terrible time! Much love to you all! Rest Easy Fatty!”
- Ariel Thompson (Hornby)
Wednesday, May 5, 2021 at 2:04 PM
“Kevin, Lori and family. We were saddened to hear about Phil. Our prayers and condolences.
- Rhonda K Bloom
Wednesday, May 5, 2021 at 7:45 AM
“Paige and I have been thinking about your family and send out our greatest condolences 💐 ”
- Tyler Schiernbeck
Tuesday, May 4, 2021 at 8:24 PM
“Everytime I ran in to Fatty, he would reminisce about the days he worked with my dad at Super Valu & I loved hearing about all of the grocery store shenanigans! He was a truly genuine soul who will be missed by many. My heart is with all of you during this difficult time!”
- Sarah Heinrichs
Tuesday, May 4, 2021 at 9:56 AM
“My prayers to all of you for strength, comfort and peace. ”
- Michelle (Lachner) Albrecht
Tuesday, May 4, 2021 at 7:47 AM

May you all find comfort and strength in the warmth and caring of friends and family.
Praying your loving memories ease your mind during this difficult time. Phil will be greatly missed by many! ”
- Staci and Mike Jensen
Tuesday, May 4, 2021 at 7:47 AM
“Dear Kourtney, Jayda, Carver, Breckyn & Oviatt Family,
Know that we are thinking and praying for all of you during this sad time. I just viewed the Memorial Video and my heart aches for all of you. Please accept our apologies that we are unable to attend the Funeral for Philip. We Love You All Very Much. John, Bernie Nelson & Family”
- Bernadette Nelson
Monday, May 3, 2021 at 3:21 PM
“So very to hear about the loss of "Fatty" your all in our sympathies and prayers .”
- Amy and Darin Logan
Monday, May 3, 2021 at 3:21 PM
“Kourtney, I'm so sorry to hear about your family's loss. I'm sending you all hugs and prayers.”
- Barbara Simonson
Monday, May 3, 2021 at 11:10 AM
“Emilie and family~ I am so sorry to hear of Philips passing. You and the entire family are in my prayers. He may be gone from your sight but never from your heart. Hold those memories close and may they help you in the days to come. Sending prayers, hugs and love your way. ”
- Brandi Nelson
Monday, May 3, 2021 at 9:25 AM
“Kevin and the entire family, we are so sorry to hear of Phil's passing. He was one of a kind from the bowling alley to parking racing haulers. He always had that one of a kind smile and a minute to talk about the Hawkeyes. May the years of memories start to heal the hole left behind by such a great guy. Fatty, Please watch over those at the Clay County Speedway and we will be there for your loved ones. God Bless you Friend! ”
- Matt & Sara Morrow 9 M Racing
Monday, May 3, 2021 at 8:39 AM
“Kourtney and family, I wish I had the words to make you all feel better, so I'm just going to say god bless and may he help you all thru your loss”
- Debbie and Jerry Marlow
Monday, May 3, 2021 at 7:36 AM
“So very sorry for the whole family!! Phil and I talked a lot of Hawkeye sports while we worked together at UPS!! I will miss that!! Prayers to everyone who loved Phil!!🙏”
- Ben Hartzell
Monday, May 3, 2021 at 7:36 AM
“My condolences to the Oviatt and Huffman families. Very sorry for your loss. Take care all.

R.I.P. Phillip ”
- Tony Lowe
Monday, May 3, 2021 at 7:36 AM
“Dear Lori and Kevin
I am so sorry and hope and pray you all take care of each other!!
Philip’s spirit lives in you and your family!
Gods peace upon each and everyone as you mourn and remember!!!”
- Bev Salton Dudziak
Monday, May 3, 2021 at 7:36 AM
“My deepest sympathy to the entire Oviatt and Huffman families.”
- Toni Corcoran
Monday, May 3, 2021 at 7:36 AM
“I’m so sorry for your family sending you all hugs and prayers”
- Ina chapman
Monday, May 3, 2021 at 7:36 AM
“Phil was a Life long Friend... many memories with him sorry to hear you are gone fatty!!!!!!!!! My thoughts and prayers are with the family
- Allen McGuire
Monday, May 3, 2021 at 7:36 AM
“We just want to send our deepest condolences to all of Phil’s family. We both graduated class of 2001 with Phil. May god grant you peace during this hard time.”
- Justin and Brittany Spieker
Sunday, May 2, 2021 at 8:10 AM
“My deepest sympathy to the entire Oviatt and Huffman families. May you cherish the many memories that you have of Phil.”
- Dr. Kenneth Hunziker
Sunday, May 2, 2021 at 8:10 AM
“I am so very sorry to learn your loss of Phil. He brought light to any room with his big smile, and showed true character. Sending my best during this tragic time.”
- Nathan Miller
Sunday, May 2, 2021 at 8:10 AM
“I am so sorry to hear about Phil. He will be missed by so many. Praying for all of you during this time.”
- Jill Elbert
Sunday, May 2, 2021 at 8:10 AM
“We are so sorry for your loss prayers for all.
- Tracy Carter
Sunday, May 2, 2021 at 8:10 AM
“My deepest and sincerest condolences to Kevin and his family. May you find peace and comfort in these sad times! ML&R to you and yours!”
- Robert McKevitt
Sunday, May 2, 2021 at 8:10 AM
“Lori, deepest sympathies and condolences to you and your entire family. Much love 💕 ”
- Sandra Freeburg-Howard
Sunday, May 2, 2021 at 8:10 AM
“Lori and family, our thoughts and prayers are with you at this difficult time. ”
- Kathy and Larry Mackie
Sunday, May 2, 2021 at 8:10 AM
“To all those friends and families near and dear to Phil, you are in my thoughts and prayers. I graduated with Phil in 2001. Though I didn't run into him to much lately, I always remember him with a smile and/or laughing about something!! Emilie & Katie, I'll be by Tuesday to give you ladies hugs. I'm so very sorry for your loss. Another one gone too soon. May God comfort you all during this time. ”
- Monica R. (Fettes) Edmonds
Sunday, May 2, 2021 at 8:10 AM
“I graduated with Philip. He was always a kind person. So very sorry for your loss. Praying for you all!”
- Danika Dunlap
Sunday, May 2, 2021 at 8:10 AM
“Oviatt family & friends, our deepest condolences go out too you all at this time of sorrow.....another one gone too soon.....Godspeed "Fatty" ....”
- Rhonda & Steve (goobe) Essick
Sunday, May 2, 2021 at 8:10 AM
“My heart breaks for everyone who loved and knew Philip. He was my one boy cousin to grow up with. He was a sweet human and hung with all of us girls so well. He will never be forgotten. I know Grandma Betty and uncle Bud are hanging out with him tonight. Gone way too soon. Love you Fatty! See you again someday. Please God - I ask you to hold us tight and comfort us in our pain and sorrow. ”
- Michele Latham (Hofmeyer)
Sunday, May 2, 2021 at 8:10 AM
“Kevin, Lori and family. So sorry to hear of your loss of Philip. Thinking of you all and praying for strength to get you through this tough time. God bless!”
- Barb Carroll
Sunday, May 2, 2021 at 8:10 AM
“kevin and lori...I'm very sorry to hear about the loss of your son...you are all in my thoughts and prayers xo”
- cher harkema lindahl
Saturday, May 1, 2021 at 4:43 PM
“Very sorry for your loss. I have not seen Philip in a long time, but he was someone that always had a positive attitude about life. I hope your many memories with him will comfort you during this difficult time. ”
- Dan Lowe
Saturday, May 1, 2021 at 4:43 PM
“Sending love and prayers ❤️”
- Heather Gustoff
Saturday, May 1, 2021 at 2:51 PM
“Kourtney no words can express what you must be feeling. Sending hugs and prayers for you your children and your family cherish all of your memories”
- Cynthia Hahn
Saturday, May 1, 2021 at 2:10 PM
“Kevin and Lori
So sorry for your loss.”
- Fayette butler
Saturday, May 1, 2021 at 12:48 PM
“My thoughts of all the Oviatts are filled with such kindnesses on their part, and Philip always had such a spark of wit and humor. That smile told you he was up to something, but it was that he was looking for ways to make others smile. Dear Kourtney, my heart is with you and your three children. I just know Philip had to be such a great papa and husband! So many people are going to miss Philip dearly. I feel honored that I knew him! My thoughts, prayers, and memories are with you all!”
- Diana Koppen
Saturday, May 1, 2021 at 11:27 AM
“Macie told me about your loss. I am so sorry! My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family. ”
- Jean Bolton
Saturday, May 1, 2021 at 10:25 AM
“Sorry for your loss. Prayers for Phil's family and friends. R.I.P. Philip”
- Merlyn Brown
Saturday, May 1, 2021 at 9:57 AM
“So very sorry to hear of your loss! Please keep the faith and his memories alive! Sending 🙏 ”
- David & Annie Garnjobst
Saturday, May 1, 2021 at 7:49 AM
“Angela and I want to send our heartfelt condolences to the family and friends of Phil.”
- Philip Hutchings
Saturday, May 1, 2021 at 7:49 AM
“We are so very sorry to hear this.God can wrap his arms around you all and give you comfort and peace.Gone to soon. Peace Love and Big hugs to the entire family.”
- Rob and Darla Larson
Saturday, May 1, 2021 at 7:49 AM
“Kourtney - My heart goes out to you. May God surround you with peace and comfort at this difficult time.”
- Onalee Wright
Saturday, May 1, 2021 at 7:49 AM
“So many broken hearts! You will be greatly missed by so many! Love you Phil!! RIP Prayers to the entire family ”
- Kristy Riley
Saturday, May 1, 2021 at 7:49 AM
“Courtney, I'm so sorry for your loss. May God wrap his arms around you and the kids. Sending you our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time. ”
- Shelly Gilmore
Saturday, May 1, 2021 at 7:48 AM
“Dear Family,
We were very sorry to hear this. Know each and every one of you are in our prayers..
Roger and Jackie”
- Jackie Mann
Saturday, May 1, 2021 at 7:48 AM
“My heartfelt sympathies to all of the beautiful family and his amazing friends, it is so sudden and so sad but God can help you go thru this tragedy !
Please know I am here for all of you also!
RIP Philip ”
- Rhonda Olson
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