Phillip Pharis

  • Born: June 29, 1993
  • Died: July 8, 2017
  • Location: Wisconsin

Wichmann Funeral Home

537 North Superior Street
Appleton, WI 54911
Tel. (920) 739-1231

Tribute & Message From The Family

Phillip Pharis, age 24, passed away on Saturday, July 8, 2017. He was born on June 29, 1993 to George Pharis III and April Potratz. Phillip was a commercial painter and always prided in his work. He was very easy going, funny, forgiving and an all-around great person. Phillip enjoyed poker nights with his friends, video games, frisby golf, and a good game of beer pong. His favorite place was his “bar stool” on hole 6 at O’Hauser Park. He valued his time with his family, friends, and dogs. He is survived by his parents: George Pharis (fiancé Sandie Gouine) and April Potratz (fiancé Matthew Braam); siblings: Heather, George IV, Stormie, and Larry Pharis; step-siblings: Ashley, Matthew, Cassie, and Nicholas Braam; grandparents: Jay (Nancie) Potratz and Patricia Pharis; and numerous other relatives. He is further survived by friends: Mike LaMotte, Ethan Nelson, Krystal Sattler, Krista Zastrow, Alexa Ruhland, Jeremy Liethen, Sam Cotton, the Losse brothers and many many other great friends. He was preceded in death by his grandparents: Mary Potratz and George Pharis II. There will be a time of visitation from 3 p.m. on Tuesday, July 18, 2017 at WICHMANN FUNERAL HOME-LAEMMRICH CHAPEL, 312 Milwaukee St. Menasha, 54952 with a service to follow at 6 p.m. To honor his love for frisbee golf, there will be a gathering on Wednesday, July 19, 2017 at O’Hauser Park, 1986 Oleary Rd, Neenah, WI 54956 from 3 p.m. until 7 p.m. Online condolences may be expressed at In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund is being established in Phillip’s name.


Condolence & Memory Journal

April I'm so sorry to hear about Phillip....may you find peace in all of this. Prayers.....

Posted by Patti parry    July 19, 2017

George, Sandie and family. I am so very sorry for your loss. My deepest sympathies to you and your family. I know there are no words to ease this pain. Please know you are in my thoughts and prayers. May God's grace be your peace.

Posted by Toni Johnson    July 13, 2017

George, Sandie and family. We are so sorry to hear this about Phillip. We never had the pleasure of meeting him but wanted to let you know the entire family is being thought of. Mom Gouine, Dad Gouine, and Grandma Dorothy

Posted by Tina Gouine    July 13, 2017

I only met Phil once or twice through my daughter Ashli Lindvig. He came to a fire at our home. I was very impressed with this young man. He was very polite, and kind, and very respectful. His sense of humor and love of laughter truly stood out to me. I am so very sorry for your loss. The world was a better place with Phil in it!

Posted by Heidi Lindvig Sova    July 12, 2017

April, so terribly sorry for your loss. My Condolences to you and your family. Always liked Phil a lot. Will miss his smile.

Posted by John Flugaur    July 12, 2017

April, I am sorry for your loss. Cherish the memories.

Posted by Wendy Fisher    July 12, 2017

April I'm so sorry for your loss. Sending prayers

Posted by Tami Bradley    July 12, 2017