Philip Laridaen, age 85 of Lyndon Station, Wisconsin passed away peacefully Monday, February 18, 2013 at St. Mary's Hospital Medical Center in Madison, Wisconsin.
The Mass of Christian Burial will be held Saturday, February 23, 2013 at 10:30 A.M. at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Lyndon Station with Father Valentine Joseph celebrating. Burial will be at St. Mary's Catholic Cemetery. Military rites will be provided by the Maurice C. Havey VFW Post 5970 of Lyndon Station. Visitation will be held at the Conway Picha Funeral Home in Lyndon Station on Friday, February 22, 2013 from 4 to 7 P.M. and on Saturday from 9:30 A.M. until processing to the church at 10:15 A.M.
Philip was born May 23, 1927 in Seven Mile Creek Township of Juneau County, Wisconsin the son of Peter and Katherine (Fitzgerald) Laridaen. He served in the U.S. Navy as a SeaBee during World War 2. After an honorable discharge he returned home and in January of 1949 he married Mary Havey. Phil worked at Oscar Mayer in Madison for over 38 years and then at the Dells Boat Company for 20 years. He has been a devoted member of St. Mary’s Catholic Church; loved to play cards, especially euchre and sheepshead; enjoyed Wednesday night happy hour and visiting with friends and family.
Phil is survived by his loving wife of 64 years, Mary; sons, Ross (Rita) of Madison and Patrick (Kim) of Colorado; daughters, Georgene (Calvin) Rasmussen and Kathleen (Dick) Schluter both of Lyndon Station; a brother, Jerome (Mary) Laridaen of Lyndon Station; grandchildren, Heidi (Brian) Kutina, Josh (Lucy) Laridaen, Jessica (Charles) Bell and Brooke Schluter; and 6 great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Francis; sisters, Margie Kroll and Lorraine Hooker and twin sister, Phyllis Burns.