September 7, 2022 at 8:56 p.m.
Philip Vincent Ehresman, 98, of Sauk Centre, died Saturday, Aug. 27, 2022, at the Galeon Community Memorial Home in Osakis.
A Memorial Mass will be held at a later date with inurnment taking place at St. Alexius Cemetery in West Union.
Philip Vincent Ehresman was born Jan. 22, 1924, in New Munich, to Martin and Eleanor (Doetkott) Ehresman. Philip served in the U.S. Navy during World War II in the Pacific on an LST from 1944-46. On Nov. 27, 1947, he married Marian Sorenson at St. Paul’s Catholic Church in Sauk Centre. The couple lived in Sauk Centre until 1951 when they moved to California. While raising their six children, Philip was a self-employed shoe repairman, then later worked for 20 years as a postal clerk. He retired in 1984, and the couple returned to Sauk Centre. He was a member of St. Paul’s Catholic Church in Sauk Centre. Philip enjoyed fishing, attending Mass and praying the rosary, and he loved spending time with his family.
Survivors include his sons, Mark Ehresman of Fort Pierce, Florida, Paul (Ruth) Ehresman of St. Louis, Missouri, Tom Ehresman (partner, Jozie) of Deland, Florida and Jim (Kristina) Ehresman of Salinas, California; daughter, Julie (Barry) Hegg of Sauk Centre; 13 grandchildren and 20 great-grandchildren; sister, Louise Ashleson of Phoenix, Arizona; and brother, Tony (Pat) Ehresman of Oregon.
Philip was preceded in death by his wife, Marian Ehresman; parents; son, Jerry; daughter-in-law, Karen Lee; brothers, Melvin, Cyril, Will, Urban, and Virgil; and sisters, Jody and Doreen.
The family would like to express a sincere thank you to the staff at Galeon and CentraCare Hospice for their loving care and compassion.
Arrangements were made with Patton-Schad Funeral & Cremation Services of Sauk Centre.