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Marian Phillipson

Marian J. Phillipson, age 87 of Argyle passed away peacefully on Thursday, Jan.14, 2016 at St. Clare Friedenscheim Assisted Living in Monroe. She was born Feb. 10, 1928 in Argyle the daughter of Seymour and Irene (Tollackson) Saalsaa. Marian graduated from Argyle High School in 1946. She was united in marriage to Paul M. Phillipson on Nov.19, 1949 at Yellowstone Lutheran Church in rural Blanchardville. Marian lived in Argyle most of her life. After her graduation, Marian worked at St. Clare Hospital and was a seasonal employee at Swiss Colony in Monroe.  She also worked at Burreson’s Clover Farm Store, Phillipson Ford Garage, Berget Jewelry, and at the Norseman Supper Club in Argyle as a cook.
Marian is survived by her two sons: Dave (Christine) Phillipson and Rick (Virginia Rowell) Phillipson both of Argyle; three grandchildren: Tim Phillipson, Tricia (Chad) Zembroski, and Riley Phillipson; four great-grandchildren: Emily and Garrett Phillipson, and Alex and Zach Zembroski; and her special dog: Gizmo. She was preceded in death by her parents; her husband Paul; and two brothers: Paul and Richard Saalsaa.
Marian was a member of Yellowstone Lutheran Church, its WELCA, and Argyle American Legion Auxiliary Post #251. She enjoyed spending her free time quilting, sewing, cooking, and baking for her family and friends.  Marian was also a proud den mother for the Argyle Cub Scouts. She will be sadly missed and fondly remembered by her family and friends.
A funeral service was held Tuesday, Jan. 19, 2016 at 11:00 A.M. at Yellowstone Lutheran Church (4472 Saints Rd, rural Blanchardville) with Rev. Daniel L. Bohlman officiating. Burial was in Yellowstone Church Cemetery. A visitation was held Monday, Jan. 18, 2016 from 4:00 P.M. until 7:00 P.M. at Erickson Funeral Home (801 Milwaukee Street, Argyle) and on Tuesday from 10:00 A.M. until 10:45 A.M. at the church. Online condolences may be expressed to the family at
For those who prefer, a memorial fund has been established in Marian’s name.
The family would like to give a special thanks to Rev. Dan Bohlman for all of his prayers and visits, to the staff at St. Clare Friedenscheim and the Monroe Clinic Hospice for their care and concern.