Phillip A. “Phil” Paske

Oct 04, 1928 - Jan 12, 2021

Age 92, of Pembine, passed away at home on Tuesday January 12, 2021. He was born in Portage, WI on October 4, 1928; son of the late Albert and Lucille (Koppe) Paske. Phil graduated from Portage High School in 1946. He honorably served his country in the Army from 1950 until 1952. Phil started working as a DNR Officer in Portage area before moving to Pembine in 1957, where he met the love of his life, the former Clara Joyce Stevens. The couple was united in marriage on December 7, 1958. In 1970 the couple moved to Wautoma and then in 1974 to Tomahawk for the next 20 years before retiring back in Pembine. Although they never had their own children, they had many foster children that they cared for. Phil enjoyed sturgeon fishing, loved gardening, deer hunting and bee keeping. He was a charter member of the local Rescue Squad and Fire Department and was a Board member of Grace Lutheran Church and taught Sunday School as well.

Phil is survived by his loving wife of 62 years Joyce; four nephews and a niece: David (Nancy) Paske, John Paske, Julie (Edward) Collins, Jeff (Debra Melvin) Emery, and Joel (Beth Siebers) Emery; great niece, Layne (Jim) Locke; brother, Milton Paske; and special daughter, Randee (Jordan) Cottam. He was preceded in death by his sister, Jean Stovall.

Visitation for Phil will be held at Roubal Funeral Home on Monday January 18, 2021 from 10:00 am until time of his service at 11:00 am. with full Military Honors provided by Pembine American Legion Post #461. Rev. Dwaine Sutherland will officiate. Burial will be in Pembine Cemetery this spring.

In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Grace Lutheran Church in Pembine.

Roubal Funeral Home of Wausaukee is assisting Phillip’s family.


Monday Jan 18, 2021, 10:00a.m. until 11:00a.m. at Roubal Funeral Home [map]

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Monday Jan 18, 2021, 11:00a.m. at Roubal Funeral Home [map]

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Kurt Pagel

So sorry to hear of Phil and Joyces passing. They were great fun at the "Fire Family" camp inns. I followed Phil as Area Ranger at Wautoma. Got to help move his "stuff" to his new position at Tomahawk. Super nice couple.

John DeLaMater

My wife Glenda and I were sad to hear of Phil’s passing. We came into the WCD family in 1967. Phil and Joyce made us feel welcome and their kindness will never be forgotten. As the years went on, I valued Phil’s knowledge and friendship. He had a genuine interest in making the DNR a better organization.

marshall ruegger

what can you say, one of the best coworkers that I ever had the pleasure and honer to work with. The best to you, Joyce, hearing news of this type is not enjoyable, but it sure brings back aiot of great memories.

Danielle Bogie Tjarks

Phil was a great man, really the only father figure I ever had. As a young child I wanted nothing more than to spend time with Joyce and Phil. Phil and I use to spend hours fishing, and ice fishing. They taught me how to swim. They took me camping. l wish I had told them what they meant to me and the impact they had on my life. RIP.

Kurt Pagel

Will miss the good times at Fire Family. Joyce what is your address so I can send a letter.

James R Miller

Sorry to hear about Phil "going 10-10" for the last time. I enjoyed working with him from 1958 until he retired.

Gus & Linda Schlais

Joyce, Linda and I wanted to express our heartfelt sorrow over the loss of Phil. You are in our thoughts and prayers. Because of covid, we won’t be at the funeral in person, but you will be in our hearts.

Joel D Emery

We love you Phil @ we will always have fond memories of you! You always treated us like your own. I will miss you. I'll see you in heaven someday. Peace to Uncle... Until we meet again, love you !

Patty and Butch Polzin

Sorry for your loss, our sincere sympathy. Patty and Butch polzin