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Phillip J. McDowell
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Obituary for Phillip J. McDowell

Resident of Milwaukee, age 46 was called home to glory on December 13, 2017. Beloved husband of Katherine “Kate” (nee Brunner), devoted father to Emma, cherished son of James and Diane (nee Dzick) McDowell and dearest brother of Julie McDowell. He is further survived by loving in-laws, nieces, nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins, a host of long-time friends, band mates and his many colleagues at the City of Milwaukee Urban Forestry Department. Phillip will be remembered for his love of all things outdoors, passion for music and dedication to his family, work and community.
Services will be held on Sunday, December 17, 2017 at Divine Peace Lutheran Church (3203 S. 76th St). Visitation at 2 PM until the Funeral Service at 4 PM followed by music, memories and laughter in the church fellowship hall. Burial on Monday, December 18, 2017 at Arlington Park Cemetery (4141 S. 27th St) at 11 AM. Memorials to the Foundation for Bluegrass Music ( or 12 Oaks Foundation ( appreciated.

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2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
Divine Peace Lutheran Church

3203 S 76th St.
Milwaukee, WI 53219

Funeral Service




4:00 PM
Divine Peace Lutheran Church

3203 S 76th St.
Milwaukee, WI 53219

Cemetery Details


Arlington Park Cemetery

4141 South 27th Street
Milwaukee, Wisconsin 53221

Memorial Contribution

12 Oaks Foundation

960 Harris Road, Suite 2B
Grayslake, IL 60030

Foundation for Bluegrass Music

4206 Gallatin Pk
Nashville, TN 37216

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