August 30, 2022 at 6:17 p.m.

Philip R. May

Philip R. May
Philip R. May


Mass of Christian Burial for Philip R. May, 89, of Holdingford, was Aug. 29, at Church of All Saints-St. Mary’s in Holdingford. He passed away Aug. 24, 2022. 

Phil was born March 9, 1933, to Fred and Mabel (Granquist) May in St. Cloud. He married Jeanette Rakotz Oct. 14, 1953. Phil loved a snowstorm. He and his Arctic Cat made many trips and excursions with the Sno-Flyers Club of Holdingford. In his younger years, he played baseball with the Holdingford and Swanville baseball clubs.

Phil worked at DCI of Holdingford and Waite Park most of his working life, until retirement. He served as church usher for several years and also groomed the snowmobile trails in the area. 

Phil is a former member of the Holdingford Sno-Flyers Club and Sportsmen Club.

Survivors include his wife of 69 years, Jeanette; children Debbie (Arnie) Berscheid, Kathy O’ Hara, Mike May and Patty Sobieck (Bob Sanchez); and nine grandchildren and 18 great-grandchildren.

Phil is preceded in death by his parents, brothers Leroy and Donald, sister Betty Schwartz and son-in-law Marty O’Hara.

Arrangements were made by Miller-Carlin Funeral Homes.




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