Phillip IrwinJanuary 2, 2018 ~ December 27, 2017
Phillip Irwin, age 82, of Wilson, Wisconsin died Wednesday, December 27, 2017 at his home in Cady Township.
Visitation for Phil will be on Tuesday, January 2, 2018 from 5-7 p.m. at Keehr Funeral Home, Spring Valley.
A Celebration of Life will be held in the summer on their boat with family and friends.
Phil was born November 20, 1935, in Redwood, California to Leonard D and Thelma Ruth (Payne) Irwin. He moved with his family to Alaska where they lived for several years. Phil enlisted in the US Army. Where he became a Veteran of the Korean War. At the end of his service, he was stationed in Florida.
While in Florida, he worked for McDonald-Douglas and also attended night school. He continued his education at the University of Minnesota and received a Bachelor’s Degree in Electrical Engineering. He then worked for 3M until retiring.
Phil married Bonnie Holum on June 4, 1968, in St. Ann, Missouri. They lived at their home in Cady Township since 1970.
After retiring, he was self-employed, operating Irwin Manufacturing for many years. Phil was a licensed pilot and enjoyed flying. He also enjoyed boating and was Flotilla Commander in the Coast Guard Auxiliary.
Preceding him in death were his parents; wife Bonnie; siblings: James, Richard/ Dick and Tommy Irwin and Francis Austin/Irwin.
He is survived by his son Paul Irwin of River Falls, WI; daughter Deana (Darold) Helmer of Roberts, WI; son David Irwin of St Louis, Missouri; and daughter Kim Alton of River Falls; 6 grandchildren: Dustin Irwin of Menomonie; Jackie Irwin of Hudson; Jeremy Irwin of River Falls; Heather Helmer of Roberts; Cassandra Helmer of Roberts; and Kaleb Irwin of Baldwin, WI; great-granddaughter Jordyn Irwin; siblings:Donny/Lowell Irwin, Carolyn Addcox, and David Irwin; many other relatives and friends.
Memorial visitation is Tuesday, January 2, 2018, from 5-7 p.m. at Keehr Funeral Home, Spring Valley. A Celebration of Life with family and friends will be held this summer at St.Croix Marina and on Phil and Bonnie’s boat.