Philip L. Bleich

  • Born: February 7, 1946
  • Died: October 14, 2017
  • Location: Columbus, Wisconsin

Koepsell-Zeidler Funeral & Cremation Services, Columbus

146 South Dickason Boulevard
Columbus, WI 53925

Tel. (920) 623-3150

Tribute & Message From The Family

Philip L. Bleich, 71, of Columbus passed away peacefully on Saturday, October 14, 2017 at his home.

Phil was born February 7, 1946, the son of Harold and Ethel (Brewer) Bleich. He was a 1964 graduate of Columbus High School. Phil was married to Diane Helwig on June 13, 1970. He was employed with Enerpac in Columbus for 45 years until his retirement in 2011.

Phil enjoyed traveling especially to Las Vegas, Eagle River and Wisconsin Dells with his family. He enjoyed watching and attending NASCAR and other races and was an avid Badger, Packer and Brewer fan. Phil loved drinking Pabst Blue Ribbon and buying and talking cars.

Phil is survived by his loving wife of 47 years, Diane of Columbus; his son, Bruce (Marcie) Bleich of Beaver Dam; his grandchildren: Brittany (fiancé Jordan Rasmussen) Bleich and Thomas Bleich; his brother, Donald Bleich of Columbus; his mother-in-law, Veronica Helwig of Columbus; his brother-in-law, David (Ann) Helwig; sister-in-law, Pamela (Trent) Williams; his nephew, Donnie Bleich; his niece, Lori Tesch; very special friends, Howard and Sue Weissmann; as well as other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents.

A memorial gathering will be held at the United Methodist Church in Columbus on Friday, October 20, 2017 from 1 p.m. until the time of the memorial service at 3 p.m. Rev. Kim Brumm will officiate. A private family entombment will take place at Oakwood Cemetery in Beaver Dam.

Phil's family would like to extend special thanks to UW Hospital, Columbus Hospital, Poser Clinic, and Agrace HospiceCare.


Condolence & Memory Journal

So sorry to hear of Phil's death. You and your family have my most sincere condolences.

Posted by Tom Evans - Friend   October 24, 2017

Dear Diane and family....I am sending you my deepest sympathies for your loss. Phil was always wearing a smile on his face and making light of every situation. He was a fun loving friend and classmate. I always enjoyed talking with you both. Phil now rests in the arms of his Savior and has peace and comfort. God bless and keep you in His care.

Posted by Bonnie Kindschi-Daniels - Beaver Dam, WI - Classmate   October 19, 2017

RIP Phil, God Bless
Karen Voth

Posted by Karen Voth - Fall River, WI - Friend   October 18, 2017

So sorry for your loss. Will keep the whole family in our prayers.

Jeff & Lori Caswell

Posted by LORI CASWELL - Waupun, WI - Friend   October 18, 2017

We are so very sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. All our love to you.

Posted by Claire Admire - Marshfield, MO - Family   October 18, 2017


Diane and family we are sorry to hear of Phil's passing may God comfort you in this time of sorrow
now he will be pain free may he R.I.P. keep your faith and God Bless.

Posted by Bettie & Curt Harvey - Beaver Dam, WI   October 17, 2017

So sorry, Diane, to hear about Phil's passing. My deepest sympathies to you.

Posted by Connie Hermann - Columbus, WI - Coworker   October 17, 2017

Our sympathies and prayers of comfort are with you and your family.

Posted by Kim & Connie Kafura - Grand Chute, WI - Friend   October 17, 2017

May God bring peace and comfort to all in this time of sorrow.

Posted by Lori Rubio - Fort Worth, TX - Family   October 16, 2017

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