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Philip R. Carlisle, 68, Woodstock

Philip R. Carlisle, 68, of Woodstock, died Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2016, at the University of Wisconsin Hospital in Madison after a courageous fight with leukemia.

He was born June 25, 1948, to James R. and Greta B. (Hutson) Carlisle in Woodstock.

On July 24, 1965, he married Carol A. Mass, his high school sweetheart.

He was a graduate of St. Mary School and attended Marian Central High School. He was a lifelong member of St. Mary Catholic Church, Woodstock. He owned Carlisle Construction Inc. and built many beautiful homes. He was proud to have poured the foundation for the Woodstock bandstand. 

He enjoyed music and was a member of the band P.M. Express. He also enjoyed  fishing, boating and flying. He held a private pilot. He loved spending time on Squirrel Lake Island in Wisconsin. Most of all, he enjoyed time with his loving family.

Survivors include his wife; two children, Diana Collins and Ken (Val) Carlisle; a granddaughter, Katie Collins; his mother; his mother-in-law, Mary Ann Mass; a brother, Dr. Eugene (Phyllis) Carlisle; two sisters, Mary Berkeimer and Bernice Nevsimal; nine nieces and nephews; numerous great-nieces and great-nephews; and many close friends.

He was preceded in death by his father; two sons, Robert Carlisle and Timothy Carlisle; a brother, Thomas Carlisle; two brother-in-laws, James Berkeimer and Richard Nevsimal; and a nephew, Walter Berkeimer.

Visitation and a funeral Mass were held Aug. 29 at St. Mary Catholic Church. Burial was at Calvary Cemetery, Woodstock.

The family would like to thank Philip’s ex-son-in-law, John Collins, for his donation of a kidney in 1999.

Arrangements were made by Schneider, Leucht, Merwin and Cooney Funeral Home, Woodstock.


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