FREDERICK J. PHILLIPS Obituary | Canale Tonella Funeral Home & Cremation Services


Mar 11, 1949 - Jun 14, 2022


March 11, 1949 - June 14, 2022


Frederick J. Phillips, 73, of Marquette, died unexpectedly Tuesday, June 14, 2022 at his home.

Fred was born on March 11, 1949 in Sault Ste. Marie, a son of Frederick H. and Angeline Spreitzer. He was a 1967 graduate of Marquette Senior High School and proudly served his country with the U.S. Army in Korea during the Vietnam War.

After completing his military service, Fred was employed with the Ford Motor Company for two years in Ypsilanti. He spent the majority of his working career however, in Marquette at the Edgewater Motel Garden Room as a bartender and at Donckers Candies. In his free time, he enjoyed running with his dog, Burt. He also enjoyed cooking.

Fred is survived by his loving Mother, Angeline Phillips of Marquette; two brothers, William Phillips of Negaunee and Robert (Diane) Phillips of Marquette; one sister, Paulette Hytinen of Marquette; nieces and nephews, Aaron (Michelle) Phillips, Audra (Dave) Hubbard, Robert (Traci) Phillips, Brian (Stephanie) Phillips, Mark (Nicole) Phillips, Eric (Annie) Hytinen, Sherri (Scott) Tarsi, Kerri (Scott) Fenley, David Hytinen and his fiancé, Kimberlee Erickson; also surviving are numerous great nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by his father, Frederick H. Phillips and a brother-in-law, Paul Hytinen.

Friends may call at St. Louis the King Catholic Church in Harvey on Friday, June 24th from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. where a Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated in the church at 11 a.m. with Rev. Glenn Theoret officiating and Rev. Larry VanDamme concelebrating. A luncheon will be served in Gauthier Hall immediately following the Funeral Mass and burial will conclude at Northland Chapel Gardens with military honors.

In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to a charity of the donor's choice.

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Fri, Jun 24, 2022 at 9:00 am - 11:00 am
St. Louis the King Catholic Church

264 Silver Creek Road
Marquette, MI 49855

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Mass of Christian Burial
Fri, Jun 24, 2022 at 11:00 am
St. Louis the King Catholic Church

264 Silver Creek Road
Marquette, MI 49855

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Graveside Service
Fri, Jun 24, 2022 at 2:00 pm
Northland Chapel Gardens

239 Midway Drive
Negaunee, MI 49866

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