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MARQUETTE, MI – Frederick J. Phillips, 73, of Marquette, died suddenly on Tuesday, June 14, 2022 at his home.

Fred was born March 11, 1949 in Sault Ste. Marie, son of Frederick H. and Angeline Spreitzer. He graduated in 1967 from Marquette High School and proudly served his country with the US Army in Korea during the Vietnam War.

After completing his military service, Fred was employed by the Ford Motor Company for two years in Ypsilanti. He has, however, spent most of his professional career at Marquette, the Edgewater Motel Garden Room as a bartender, and Donckers Candies. In his spare time, he enjoyed running with his dog, Burt. He also liked to cook.

Fred is survived by his beloved 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 fiancée, Kimberlee Erickson; many great-nieces and nephews also survive.

He was predeceased by his father, Frederick H. Phillips and a brother-in-law, Paul Hytinen.

Friends can call at St. Louis the King Catholic Church in Harvey on Friday, June 24, from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m., where a Christian burial mass will be celebrated in the church at 11 a.m., with the Reverend Glenn Theoret officiating and Reverend Larry VanDamme concelebrating. A luncheon will be served in the Gauthier Hall immediately following the funeral mass and the interment will end in the gardens of the Northland Chapel with military honours.

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

Canale-Tonella Funeral Home and Cremation Services assists the Phillips family, where Fred’s memories can be shared at

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