Obituary: Earl Otto Philipp

Earl Otto PhilippEarl Otto Philipp, 83, of Sturgeon Bay, died Saturday, October 10, 2015, at his home after a fight with cancer.

He was born March 3, 1932, in Sturgeon Bay, the son of the late Rev. Otto and Luella (Moellenkamp) Philipp. Earl graduated from Sturgeon Bay High School in 1950. He started his career in auto mechanics and moved into sales for Wisconsin Public Service. In the 1980s, he opened Earl’s Auto, doing body work and restoring old cars. Earl enjoyed his garage where he could fix anything for anybody. He was an avid fisherman and deer hunter.

Earl is survived by his three daughters, Shawn Barlament of Sturgeon Bay, Samara (Greg) Christian of Sturgeon Bay, Stacy Litow of Highland Park, IL; his special friend, Catherine “Kitty” Day of Sturgeon Bay; brother, Dr. Louis Philipp of Green Bay; seven grandchildren, Brooke, Barlament, Skye (Jerry) Reynolds, Breeze (Stephen) Jacobson, Autumn (Robert) Walsh, Ivy Barlament, Spencer Litow, and Sophie Litow.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Rev. Otto and Luella Philipp; infant son, Jeffery Philipp; and sister, Mary Jane Olson.

There will be a private family celebration of his life.

Arrangements have been entrusted to the care of Huehns Funeral Home & Cremation Services in Sturgeon Bay. Condolences and guestbook signing may be offered at

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