Philip H. Neubauer
May 27, 1929 – July 20, 2017

Philip H. Neubauer entered into eternal life on Thursday, July 20, 2017, peacefully in his sleep at the age of 88 at Waukesha Springs Health and Rehabilitation Center.

Phil was born in Merrill to Arthur Neubauer and Emma Neubauer (née Sievert) on May 27, 1929.

Phil will be remembered for proudly serving his nation during the Korean War (1955-1957). He played for the Merrill Foxes, a semipro football team in Merrill, in the late 1940s and early 1950s. Phil worked as a welder for most of his life, retiring just a few short years ago. He was known for making small-scale cannons that really worked as well as many other useful items. One of his many hobbies was mountaineering. Known as “Iron Man Pops” to his fellow Mountain Men he enjoyed going on rendezvous to re-enact early survival practices. He was an avid Packers fan, bowler and card player and a good neighbor and great friend to many. Most of all he will be remembered for being a wonderful husband and father to his family.

He was preceded in death by his parents; his sisters, Jean Prather and Marylou Hoppe; his brother, Joseph Neubauer; and daughter Carol Ann Papineau.

Phil will be sadly missed by his wife of 64 years, Phyllis Neubauer (née Broten); daughters, Nancy Neubauer of New York City and Peggy (Todd) Stair of Waukesha. Also surviving are grandsons Beckett Neubauer Johnson of San Diego, Calif., Jacob Neubauer Johnson of Anchorage, Alaska, and Kyle Stair of Waukesha; granddaughter Hannah Stair of Oshkosh, as well as two great-granddaughters of Anchorage and numerous friends, all who loved him and will miss him.

Special thanks to Dr. Bob Shellinger, the nurses and aides at Waukesha Springs and Kindred Hospice for their care and guidance.

A private gathering of close friends and relatives will take place at a later date.

Phil was one of a kind. We will miss him forever and remember him always.