Phillip N. Straight
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Phillip N. Straight, 76, of Merrimack passed away on Tuesday October 25th at his home surrounded by his loving family. He was born in Emerson, IA son of Ivan and Zelma Straight. Phil was raised and educated in Iowa and received his civil engineering degree in 1992. He was also a member of the Army National Guard and later went on to work and retire from the state of Iowa Soil Conservation reclaiming mines. He was a state representative for Merrimack for 2 terms. In his free time he enjoyed spending time with his family and sharing his love of country music and talking politics to anyone who would dare to listen. He was passionate about serving in his community, his state and his country. He is survived by his wife Nancy Harrington of 20 years. Phil will also be deeply missed by his daughter Brenda Sale and her husband Jamie and their children Morgan, Katelyn, and Nolan; son PJ Comeau and his wife Christine and their children Brayden Comeau, Julia Bell, Alexis Bell; daughter Michele deBettencourt and her husband Antone III and their children Taylor, Sydney, Dylan; step sons Wes Sowers and his wife Allison; Dusty Sowers and his wife Gaby; brother Larry Straight and sister Dolores Elkins. Phil was predeceased by his siblings Leo, Dale, Kenny, and Dorothy Groves. Relatives and friends are kindly invited to attend calling hours on Friday October 28th from 4 - 7 PM at the Rivet Funeral Home located at 425 Daniel Webster Highway in Merrimack. A graveside service will be held privately with the family. A Celebration of Life will be held in Iowa at a later date. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions in Phil's honor may be made to Tunnel to Towers Foundation https://t2t.org/wp-content/uploads/2022/04/In-Memory-of-Online-Form_Interactive-Online-Form.pdf. To leave an online condolence please visit www.rivetfuneralhome.com