Philip Frank Uehling
Philip Frank Uehling, age 91, of Onalaska WI passed away peacefully on December 20th , 2019 at Bluffview Memory Care. He was born on March 23rd , 1928 in Onalaska, WI to Franklin and Sophia Uehling. He married Frances Cornell, his wife and best friend of 34 years.
Philip is survived by his loving wife, Frances; cherished children David (Patty) Uehling, Jeffrey “Mark” (Kristi) Uehling, Sharon (Walter) Bowen, Philip (Debbie) Uehling; sister-in-law Ella Stoker; step-children Karen Novak, Chin Son Cornell and many grandchildren, great grandchildren, nephews and nieces. He was preceded in death by his parents Franklin and Sophia Uehling, half-brothers Alvin and Franklin Uehling, mother and father-in-law Ruby and Reuben Stoker, brother-in-law Louis Stoker and step son William Cornell Jr.
In 1946, Philip enlisted in the U.S. Army at the age of 18 and proudly served his country in WWII. Philip spent his entire life in Onalaska where he lovingly raised his four children and enjoyed a long and successful career as an instrument technician at Trane Company. Over the course of his long and fulfilling life, Philip poured himself into many varied interests and hobbies. With Philip’s love of golden retrievers, he made many great memories of training and hunting with them. He also enjoyed much success participating in dog shows and field trials. Philip built a business called “Kinike Kennels,” named after his beloved champion golden Nike, and bred many award-winning golden retrievers. Philip also had a love for electronics and amateur radio, which led to many life-long friends and acquaintances from around the world. His amateur radio call signs were W9EZD, and later W9UP. Throughout the years he embarked upon many family vacations to Canada and to New Mexico, and traveled throughout Europe with his loving wife Fran, making treasured memories for all. He will be deeply missed by all, but we are comforted knowing he is now home in Heaven in the arms of Jesus.
In lieu of flowers, memorials preferred to:
Bluffview Memory Care
Life Enrichment Department
2101 Bluffview Ct.
Holmen, WI 54636
A private family service will be held at a later date.
Tribute to my loving husband (from Fran):
Our days of bygone years so quickly past, but precious memories will last and last.
The fun times, struggles, and challenges we met, some easy to remember, some good to forget. I loved you always through our times together, in sickness and health and all kinds of weather. The Lord has blessed me with you in my life, and I cherish the years of being your wife. Your body is quiet as you lay on the bed, me not aware of the thoughts in your head. I love you my darling forever will be, united together in close harmony.