THE CITY REBORN FROM THE ASHES OF AMERICA'S MOST DISASTROUS FOREST FIRE
Magdalene C. Philipps
Issue Date: March 22, 2018
Magdalene C. "Maggie" Philipps, 82, of Wallace, passed away Monday, March 19, 2018.
Born June 14, 1935 in Banat Mi., to the late Mary (Alig) Bush and George Kramer, at an early age the family moved to Illinois, she worked as a candy girl and wrapped gifts at a department store. She met and married Theodore "Curly" Philipps, Jr. on Dec. 4, 1954 and they settled in Wallace where she lived her entire life. She worked at Emerson Electric, where she had many friends and memories, retiring after more than 25 years.
She was proud of the home they built together and the family they raised. Loyal, loving and caring, she always put friends and family first, leaves a legacy and raised her three children, six grandchildren, and seven great-grandchildren. She taught them grace, generosity and perseverance by example.
She enjoyed growing her flower garden, cheering on the Brewers and Packers, casino trips, smear, sharing her lap with her dog and spending time with family and friends.
She is survived by two sons, Steven Philipps (Tammy Cherro) of Menominee and Bruce Philipps of Wallace; a daughter, Tina Odea (Leonard) of Menominee; six grandchildren;seven great-grandchildren; three sisters, Margaret Vargo, Pauline Zahorik and Marie Kramer and a brother-in-law, Ronald Braun.
Including her parents, she was preceded in death by her husband of 49 years, Theodore; three sisters, Rose Mathews, Judy Pleau-King and Elizabeth Braun (Ronald) and two brothers, George Kramer and Jacob Kramer.
Family will receive friends at Anderson Diehm Funeral Home in Stephenson, Mi. on Friday March 23 from 4 p.m. until time of a Memorial Service at 6:30 p.m. Fr. Ronald Timock will officiate with burial in Mellen Township Cemetery.