Philip “Phil” Howard Neubich Sr., 69, of Spooner passed away unexpectedly at his home on Wednesday, April 25, 2018. Philip Neubich was born on April 27, 1948, in Springfield, Illinois, the son of Charles and Betty (Leaf) Neubich. He was raised in Springfield and graduated from Springfield High School in 1966. He attended Northland College in Ashland, Wisconsin, and graduated in 1971.
Phil began his banking with Thorp Finance and later worked for the Bank of Spooner before joining the family business, Walker Lumber in Minong, Wisconsin, where he worked until his retirement.
While in Ashland, Phil met Mary Jane Walker, and they were married on May 23, 1970. Phil and Mary Jane moved to Spooner in 1974, where they raised their family and were happily married for 47 years.
Over the years, Phil was active in many local organizations, including the Spooner Area Youth Hockey Association and the Jaycees. He was a proud member of the Spooner Volunteer Fire Department for 38 years. Phil enjoyed fishing trips to Canada with his friends, Wednesday morning coffee at The Prime, and spending time at the family cabin on Cable Lake.
Phil is survived by his wife, Mary Jane, of Spooner; son, Phil Jr. (Andi) of Spooner; grandchildren, Zeb Swearingen and Levi and Laci Neubich of Spooner; brother, Chuck, of Springfield, Illinois; and niece, Katie (Mike) Dreyer, of Wentsville, Missouri. He was preceded in death by his parents and his daughter, Sarah.