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Phillip R. Mell

October 17, 1933 ~ September 18, 2021 (age 87)

Obituary

Stoughton- Phillip R. Mell, age, died on Saturday, September 18, 2021 at Agrace Hospice Inpatient Unit.  He was born in Bristol, WI October 17, 1933.  Phillip attended school in Morrisonville and DeForest, and Texas Christian University in Fort Worth, TX.  He married Doris Mae Gramelspacher of Tell City, Indiana on August 19, 1964 in Long Beach, CA.  Phillip worked as a cattle ranch hand in Orland, CA for several years before serving in the Marine Corps and Air Force.  He also worked as an instrumentation Engineer for Convair Aviation in Fort Worth.  Phillip spent time working as an agent in the Treasury Department, and as the Marshall of the WI Supreme Court for many years until his retirement.  He was most proud of his long career in the US Coast Guard from which he retired in 1975.  After retiring from the Supreme Court, Phillip moved to Alamo, TX where he and Doris enjoyed many years of traveling before finally moving and settling again in WI.  Phillip’s many hobbies included playing bagpipes with the Zor Shriners, bowling, hunting and fishing, spending time with his grandchildren and great grandchild, and listening to classical music.  Phillip belonged to various Military orders, the Doric Lodge Masonic Order, Order of the Eastern Star, and the American Legion.  He is survived by his wife, Doris; daughter, Julie (Roger) Schmidt of Evansville; grandchildren, Hannah Schmidt of Stoughton and Trevor Schmidt of Evansville; siblings, Lorraine Wiebrecht of Friendship, Ted (Sharon) of Madison and Florida; and sister-in-law, Elaine Mell of Reedsburg.  Phillip was preceded in death by his parents, Theodore and Cora Mell; and brother, David Mell.  Memorial services will be held at 11:00 AM on Saturday, September 25, 2021 at Cress Funeral Home, 206 W. Prospect Street, Stoughton.  Friends and relatives are invited to a luncheon, immediately following the services, at the Stoughton VFW Post 328.  Friends may greet the family from 10:00 AM until the time of services Saturday at the funeral home.  In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Agrace HospiceCare Inc.  A special thank you to Agrace Hospice, Stoughton Hospital, and Stoughton Police Department.  Please share your memories of Phillip by posting on his Tribute Wall.

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Services

Memorial Gathering
Saturday
September 25, 2021

10:00 AM to 11:00 AM
Cress Funeral Home, Stoughton
206 W. Prospect Street
Stoughton, Wisconsin 53589

Memorial Service
Saturday
September 25, 2021

11:00 AM
Cress Funeral Home, Stoughton
206 W. Prospect Street
Stoughton, Wisconsin 53589

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