Redlin Funeral Home

Phillip D. `Phil` Stopper , Age 86

April 02, 1934 --November 12, 2020

Phillip D. "Phil" Stopper, age 86 of Baraboo passed away on Thursday, Nov. 12, 2020 at home. Phillip, son of Rollo and Ruth (Good) Stopper was born April 2, 1934. He was a graduate of Baraboo High School, Class of 1952. Phil enlisted into the US Army on Oct. 22, 1953 and proudly served until his honorable discharge on Oct. 4, 1955. Upon his discharge he received the National Defense Service Medal, United Nations Service Medal and the Korean Service Medal. On June 21, 1958 he was united in marriage to Jean OBrien at Immaculate Conception Church in Truman, Wisconsin. Throughout his working career he was employed by JI Case, American Motors, US Postal Service, Pierces Grocery Store and Hein Warner until his retirement. Phil was an active member of the American Legion Post 26, participating in the Baraboo Veterans Honor Guard; Sauk County 40 and 8, was a Hunters Safety Instructor and was a longtime member of St. Joseph Catholic Church in Baraboo. In his free time, he enjoyed spending time outdoors, especially hunting, fishing and spending time at Devils Lake. Phil loved spending time with his grandchildren and watching them participate in sporting events. He also enjoyed cheering on the Packers, Badgers and Brewers.

Survivors include his loving wife of 62 years, Jean; children, Linda (Bret) Anderson, Laurie (Brian) Barchus, George (Cyndi) Stopper, Tina (Bruce) Gebhard, Michele (Patrick) Henry; grandchildren, Ben (Katy) Anderson, Jessica (Nils) Henderson, Ashley Anderson, Joshua Barchus, Bruce (Natalie) Gebhard Jr., Tierney (Joe Sawaska) Anderson, Mike Gebhard, Samantha (Matt) Robson, Trayton Stewart, Megan Schenck, Macy Henry, Brady Henry; great-grandchildren, Riley, Aiden, Jayce, Chloe, Austin, Emery, Blake, Landon and Emma; he is further survived by his sister, Nancy Prine; many brothers and sisters-in-law, many nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends.

He was preceded in death by his parents; infant daughter, Mary, and many in-laws.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held on Wednesday, Nov. 18, 2020 at 11 a.m. at St. Joseph Catholic Church with Father Jay Poster officiating. Visitation will be held at the church from 10 a.m. until the time of service at the church. Military Rites will be conducted at the church following the mass. Memorials may be made to the family to be used toward a charity in Phils name. The Redlin Funeral Home is assisting the family.


Patty Reppenhagen November 12, 2020

Lucky Neighbor and friend Baraboo , Wisconsin

He will never be Phil but always Mr. Stopper to me. I loved living across the street from Him and still remember the kindness He showed to those around Him. That smile, the soft spoken words, the ready hand to help. The world is running short of Men of His quality. Prayers and happy thoughts to You all at this time

Rick and Becky Giebel November 12, 2020

Friend of Children Baraboo , Wisconsin

Our sympathies with all of you during this time. May your happy memories carry you through.

Marcia L Jones November 12, 2020

Cousin Lumberton , New Jersey

I am so sorry for your family’s loss. It has been many years since I last saw Phil. I have fond memories of family get togethers at the park or up in Valton. Our prayers are with you during this difficult time.

Karla Vale November 12, 2020

Neighbors Baraboo , Wisconsin

RIP Mr. Stopper. Your smile and you will be missed. So glad to have been your neighbor growing up on 3rd ave.

Daniel Wayeshe November 13, 2020

Friend Elgin , Illinois

My prayers for you and your family during this time of lose. Always there Love and Miss you.

Maureen Ninteman November 13, 2020

Friend Ramona , California

Sending love and blessings to the whole family. He was a good man and it was a pleasure to get to meet him. God Bless you all.

Sharon Barton November 13, 2020

friend North Freedom , Wisconsin

I am so very sorry for the families loss. Phil was a wonderful person.

jerry Parchem and Marlene November 13, 2020

Friends Baraboo , Wisconsin

Dear Jean and family, We wish you sincere sympathy and heartfelt condolences. Phil was a fine and happy man. May you take comfort in your many happy memories. Sincerely with Love Marlene and Jerry

Janene Mongillo November 14, 2020

Was their Avon lady for years... Baraboo , Wisconsin

Sorry for your loss, Jean

Tammi Alexander, Badger Honor Flight November 16, 2020

Acquaintance Madison , Wisconsin

The volunteers, flight team and board of Badger Honor Flight mourn the loss of their hero, Phillip Stopper. We are thankful for his military service and proud to have served him on his trip to Washington, D.C. on October 10, 2015.

Sharon A. Roznos November 17, 2020

neighbor growing up and friend Warrens , Wisconsin

Just heard of your loss, He will be missed by many

Judy (Gaffney) Clark-Mente November 18, 2020

Friend of family Baraboo , Wisconsin

Our prayers go out to your family at this time of your loss. May God be with each of you and guide you in the days ahead.