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Philip Ehresman

January 22, 1924 — August 27, 2022

Sauk Centre, Minnesota

Philip Ehresman

Philip Vincent Ehresman, age 98 of Sauk Centre, died Saturday, August 27, 2022 at the Galeon Community Memorial Home in Osakis, Minnesota.

A Memorial Mass of Christian Burial will be held 11 a.m. Saturday, July 29 at St. Alexius Catholic Church in West Union with Rev. Greg Paffel officiating. Inurnment will be held in the parish cemetery.

Philip Vincent Ehresman was born January 22, 1924 in New Munich, Minnesota 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 through 1946. On November 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, praying the rosary, and 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.

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Past Services

Memorial Mass of Christian Burial

Saturday, July 29, 2023

Starts at 11:00 am

Saint Alexius Catholic Church

11 Oak St, West Union, MN 56389

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