John M. Philipp

John M. Philipp, 81, of Wittenberg, died unexpectedly on Wednesday, Sept. 5, 2018, at his home.

He was born on Dec. 6, 1936, in Wausau, the son of the late Michael Sr. and Anna (Lewandowski) Philipp.

On April 25, 1959, John was united in marriage to Sharon Kay Carlson in Shawano. She survives.

John was employed at FWD/Seagrave, Clintonville, until his retirement in 2003. He was a member of PACE International Union and Redeemer Lutheran Church, Wittenberg. John and Sharon were foster parents for Lutheran Social Services for some time. John enjoyed restoring collector vehicles and going to classic car and truck shows, in which he had won many trophies with his 1946 and 1969 Chevy trucks he restored. John also loved camping, country music, gardening, the Green Bay Packers and spending time with his family.

Survivors include his wife, Sharon Philipp, of Wittenberg; three sons, Gregory Philipp, of Eland, Jeffrey (Sharla) Philipp and Steven Philipp, both of Wittenberg; six grandchildren, Jonathon Philipp, Lisa (Josh) Mulder, Carrie (Jay) Meydam, Nicole Philipp, Amber (Jordan) Hull and Hailey (fiancé Shannon) Philipp; great-grandchildren, Aaron, Josiah and Samuel Mulder, Aiden and Issac Meydam, Maddelyn and Levi Hull; siblings, Barbara (Ray) Pozorski, of Schofield, Rosemary (special friend, Edward Curran) Fierek, of Shawano, Ann (Gus) Weller, of Wittenberg, Lucille Hinkfuss, of Neenah, Jean Osflag, of St. Cloud, Minnesota, Janice (Milton) Marquardt, of Shawano, JoAnn (Albert) Winkler, of Gillett, and Michael (Joyce) Philipp, of Shawano; five brothers-in-law, Melvin (Janet) Carlson, of Marshfield, Douglas Carlson, of Birnamwood, Randy (special friend Joanne) Carlson, of Tomah, Rick (Laura) Carlson, of Wittenberg, and Ronnie (special friend Vicki) Carlson, of Birnamwood; two sisters-in-law, Donna (Hubert) Stankowski and Tina Carlson, both of Wausau; and many other relatives and friends.

John was preceded in death by his parents; four sisters, Carol Gee, Mary Staszak, Michelle Ebel and Alice Herrmann; one sister-in-law, Christine Carlson; and father and mother-in-law, Art and Merna (Kaufman) Carlson.

The funeral service will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 15, 2018, at Redeemer Lutheran Church, Wittenberg. The Rev. Amy Perron will officiate. Interment will be in the parish cemetery. Visitation will be on Saturday from 11 a.m. until the time of service at the church.

Schmidt and Schulta Funeral Home, Wittenberg, is assisting the family with funeral arrangements. Memories and condolences are available at schmidtschulta.com or at Schmidt and Schulta Funeral Home on Facebook.