Philip A. Englert, 87, of Missoula, passed away at home Friday, March 19, 2021, surrounded by his family.
He was born on February 12, 1934, in Fort Benton, Montana, to Philip M. Englert and Irene R. Savoie Englert. The family moved to Geraldine, Montana, and then settled in Harlowton, Montana. Phil graduated from Harlowton High School and then entered and served in the Montana National Guard until he was called up to active duty with the Army. He served during the Korean War in Fairbanks, Alaska. He was a sergeant when he was honorably discharged.
On June 8, 1963, he married Marlene A. Smith in Havre, Montana. The couple made their home in Missoula where he worked for Mountain Bell. After he retired from Mountain Bell, he worked for the Formulary, Wyckman Office Supply and Beach Transportation. He was a member of the Knights of Columbus and active in his parish community at St. Francis Xavier, serving as an usher and other community/parish ministries. He was a cub scout leader. Some of his other interests include camping, fishing, woodworking, and spending time with his family.
He is preceded in death by his parents and brother, Richard. Survivors include his wife, Marlene, Missoula; 4 children and their families, Jim (Sue) Englert, Denise (Randy) Cooper, Diane (Craig) Tredik, Gary(Leslie) Englert; 3 siblings, Rose Marie Fitzpatrick, Tom (MaryAnn) Englert, and Sr. Lillian Englert, OSB; 11 grandchildren, Tyler (Demi) Englert, Yvonne (Elissa) White, Jason (Claire) Englert, Justin Englert, Cody (Anna) Tredik, Spencer Tredik, Mason Tredik, Kasey Cooper, Ashley Englert, Meagan Englert, Brayden Englert; 2 great grandchildren, Aubrie Englert, and Noah Tredik.
Visitation will be Wednesday, March 24th, 2021, from 4 pm to 6 pm at Sunset Memorial. Mass will be at St. Francis Xavier church on Thursday, March 25th, 2021 at 10:30 am. Burial with full military honors to follow mass at Sunset Memorial Gardens.
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