The Stilke family will receive friends from 3:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m., Sunday, July 7, 2019 at the Ahlgrim Family Funeral Home, 415 S. Buesching Road, Lake Zurich. The Visitation will continue Monday, July 8, 2019 from 10:00 a.m. until the time of the Funeral Service, 11:00 a.m. at St. Matthew Lutheran Church 24500 N. Old McHenry Road, Hawthorn Woods. Interment will follow in St. Matthew Cemetery.
Philip Stilke was born on October 13, 1941 in Libertyville, IL, the son of the late Irvin and Hilda (Kruckenberg) Stilke.
On November 23, 1963, he was united in marriage to Judith Hartwig in Mt. Prospect, IL. They lived in Mundelein, IL until moving to Twin Lakes, WI in 1995. He moved to Coral Springs, FL in 2014. Phil owned a petroleum transportation business for over 30 years and later a marina in Whitewater, WI, for 11 years.
He was a member of Hope Lutheran Church in Twin Lakes, Risen Savior Lutheran Church in Vernon Hills and St. Matthew’s Lutheran Church in Hawthorn Woods, IL. He was active on many committees and boards throughout his church life and took part in mission trips to Haiti.
Philip was preceded in death by his wife, Judy; his sister, Ruth; grandson, Dakota and granddaughter, Livia. Philip is survived by 3 daughters, Kelly (Bret) Chernow of Coral Springs, FL, Michele Ciran of Eagle River, WI and Rhonda (Eric) Niemesz of Meritt Island, FL; 3 sons, Philip K. (Judy) Stilke of Clarkesville, TN, David (Kirsten) Stilke of Elkhorn, WI, and Randy Stilke of Ewing, MI; 11 grandchildren and 4 great-grandchildren.