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Philip Frank Uehling

December 21, 2019 | 10 comments

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.



  1. Perry and Kevelyn Dyer

    So sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you.

  2. Jim Page

    I knew Phil from the Onalaska Y. He was a joy to be around and always had a great story to tell. I’ve missed him over the past couple of years. I recall that each time I asked how he was doing, he’d say “still taking in nourishment”. I use that same phrase now.

  3. David & Sandi M Moser

    Phil we all miss you.

  4. Anne Arlt

    So sorry to hear of Phil’s passing…a candle will be lit in his memory at The Shrine of Our Lady of Guadalupe.
    Love’s greatest gift: remembrance.
    The Arlt Family

  5. Dale A Emery

    To the Uehling family, Patti and I send our condolences. Phil will always have a special place in my heart. Kinike kennels gave me my first golden retriever and we all know what that led to, the future Stonehearth Kennels. Your father inspired me in advancing the breed and was a great training companion. All I can say is ” Guns up! Phil and Nike are coming the the line!”. I will think fondly of our times training together along with the others. Rest in peace old friend.

  6. Oscar Crary

    Well done Phil, Well done! From a fellow employee of the Trane Company Lab.

  7. Arron Pabst

    My condolences to Fran and the family. He was a wonderful mentor to me during the 80’s, when I was a young man. He taught me morse code, electronics, and helped me build antennas. I spent a lot of time with him in those days walking his property and hanging out with his dogs. Although we fell out of touch as I moved away, I will not forget his friendship and the impact he made on me and my career in electronics. He will be missed.

  8. Ken Davis

    Phil, I will always remember our times together, and all your Trane treasures that I drop off at your place on the Prairie. You were a great guy.

  9. Kevin Heram

    To the Uehling family,
    I have memories of stopping at his house in Onalaska with our family(Ansel Heram’s) when we were kids, seeing the dogs and visiting. In later years he would stop in at the shop on Brice Prairie and visit with my Dad and I. We are sorry for your loss.

  10. Jerry Nelson

    I think that if you knew Phil, you would like him. I remember he and Don were friends and co-workers and I called them the Everly Brothers as a joke, Don and Phil !
    Good people , good friends, the best !!

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