Phillip “Phil” Madeline, 83, of Attica, MI died Thursday, April 30, 2020 surrounded by his loving family. Phillip William Madeline was born September 7, 1936 in Attica, MI. He was the son of the late Augustine and the late Vera Madeline. Phil lived most all of his life in the Attica area. He attended Attica Elementary and attended Lapeer High School. Phil proudly served in the United States Army from 1955-1959. He was stationed for a time in Germany.
Phil married Frances Carter on December 1, 1956 at Fort Sill, OK. Phil was employed as a die maker for General Motors – Pontiac for 30 years before retiring. He and his son, Mark, built homes from the late 1990s until the early 2000s. Earlier in Phil’s career, he worked for Almont Manufacturing and was a truck driver for Champion Bus in Imlay City, MI. Phil was a former member of the Attica Township Fire Department, he was an Attica Township Trustee, an Attica Township Planning Commissioner, and the Attica Township Park Manager. Phil was instrumental in helping to develop the Attica Township Park. Phil enjoyed woodworking, carpentry, and making cabinets.
He is survived by his wife, Frances Madeline; his daughter, Lauri (Mike) Bailey of Lapeer, MI; his son, Mark (Cathy) Madeline of Attica, MI; and three brothers, Earl (Judy) Madeline of Attica, MI, Nicholas (Patricia) Madeline of Rochester Hills, MI and Jack (Charyl) Madeline of Nevada. He is also survived by four grandchildren, Jason Bailey, Amy (Karl) Wolfe, Cole Madeline and Cain Madeline; and his great-grandchildren, Olivia, Lukas and Anastasia.
Phil was preceded in death by his parents, Art and Vera Madeline; his sisters, Carolyn Weber, Marcia Madeline, Margaret Madeline, Christine Trudeau and Doris Schwerin; and his brothers, Paul Madeline, Reginald “Reggie” Madeline and Patrick Madeline.
Cremation has taken place. The family is planning for an 11 a.m. Saturday, May 9, 2020 graveside memorial service at Attica Township Cemetery, Attica, MI.
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