Philip J Rindy

Philip J Rindy

Philip J. Rindy was born Jan. 23, 1925, in Brodhead, and died peacefully at home on Thursday, April 6, 2017. Phil was the only child of James and Susan (Dorr) Rindy. He attended Brodhead High School, where he excelled in all sports. Upon graduation, he was immediately inducted into the service. After basic infantry training, he was selected to attend Ohio University under the Army’s Specialized Training Program, an officer training program. Shortly after he started the training, this program was cancelled. The Army sent him to the China Burma India Theater (CBI) of World War II, where he spent the rest of his tour of duty under the shadow of the Himalayan Mountains at the base of the Burma Road. After the war, he attended and graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, where he met his future wife, Marilyn J. Stearns. Marilyn and Phil were married on June 23, 1951, in Janesville, Wis. at St. Patrick’s Catholic Church.

He spent his entire banking career working for four different banks at Schenk Corners. He belonged to several different civic organizations and was a member of the Monona Grove School Board. He was fond of classic cars, and spent more time tinkering with his ’65 Corvair Convertible than driving it.

He is survived by his wife, Marilyn of 65 years, his son, Jim Rindy( Karen); daughters, Mary Sue Rindy, Peggy Lewellin (Patrick), and Kathryn Rindy (Amy Callahan); and his loving grandchildren, Lucas, Annie, Erin, Riley and Julie. Upon parting, friends will remember Phil saying “Write if you get work” a traditional Irish saying to relatives as they left for America.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at 11:00 am at IMMACULATE HEART OF MARY CATHOLIC CHURCH, 5101 Schofield St., Monona, on Wednesday, April 12, 2017 with Father Chad Droessler presiding. Visitation will be held at 9:30 am until the time of Mass on Wednesday at the church.

In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Immaculate Heart of Mary or Agrace HospiceCare. The family wishes to thank the staff of Agrace HospiceCare, Mike of Good People and Dr. Al Musa. Online condolences may be made at

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