Phillip Held

Sept. 7, 1942 April 7, 2010


Phillip Held, 67, of Montello, formerly of Merton, passed away peacefully surrounded by his family early Wednesday, April 7, 2010, at his home. He was born Sept. 7, 1942, to Barton and Ruth (Wester) Held in Hartford.

Phillip was an employee of Waukesha Electric Systems for more than 25 years until retiring to the Montello area in 2006. Phillip was an avid hunter and outdoorsman.

He leaves behind his wife, Ellen (nee Byrne); five children, Randy of Niles, Mich., Lisa of Maplewood, Minn., Deana (Shawn) Salisbury of Guyton, Ga., Heidi (Jason) Fredrick of Oconomowoc and Timothy (Jessica) Byrne of New Berlin; two grandsons, Eric Held and Brandon Salisbury; two sisters, Carolyn (Donald) Serres and Ruth (Bill) Rademan; and five aunts, Anna Rankin, Esther (Charly) Whyte, Mildred Dallmann, June (James) Bitney and Marjory Seidl. He is further survived by his sister-in-law, Dorothy Held of Westfield; five sisters-in-law and two brothers-in-law, all in Ireland, as well as many nieces, nephews, cousins and dear friends.

Phillip was preceded in death by his parents and two brothers, Barton and infant Michael.

Visitation will be held from 2 p.m. until the 3 p.m. memorial service Sunday, April 11, at St. Pauls United Church of Christ, 495 St. Augustine Road, Colgate. The Rev. John Helt will officiate.

Memorials are preferred to the Budda-Box Fight Against Cancer, P.O. Box 91, Westfield, WI 53964.

Crawford Funeral Home of Montello is serving the family. For online obituaries, condolences and up-todate funeral information, please visit www.CrawfordFH.com or call 608-297-2268.