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Philip R. Sakry – Obituary

Name: Philip R. Sakry

Age: 73

Born: 04-15-1949

Died: 07-26-2022

Daniel Funeral Home, St. Cloud, Minnesota

St. Augustine's Catholic Church, St. Cloud, Minnesota

Memorial Mass of Christian Burial celebrating the life of Philip R. Sakry, age 73, of St. Cloud will be held at 11:00 a.m. on Tuesday, August 2, 2022 at St. Augustine’s Catholic Church in St. Cloud. Phil passed away with family by his side on Tuesday, July 26, 2022 at the St. Cloud Hospital. Reverend Brady Keller will officiate. Burial will take place at St. Joseph’s Catholic Cemetery in Waite Park.

Visitation will be held from 4:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m. on Monday at the Daniel Funeral Home in St. Cloud and one hour prior to services on Tuesday at the Church. Parish prayers will be held at 6:30 p.m. on Monday at the funeral home.

Phil was born on April 15, 1949 in St. Cloud to Maynard and Evelyn (Lemm) Sakry. He graduated from Cathedral High School in 1967 and then graduated from St. Cloud State University. Phil married his high school sweetheart, Jean Flanagan on March 18, 1972 at St. Mary’s Cathedral in St. Cloud.  Phil worked for the BNSF Railroad for 35 years. He was a member of St. Augustine’s Catholic Church and NARVRE.

He enjoyed fishing, and spending time at the cabin in the north woods. Phil especially treasured the time spent with his family.

Phil is survived by his wife, Jean of 50 years; children, Alison (Bob) LaTourell of Ely, Tracy (Tom) Lewis of Minneapolis, Paul (Shelby) of Inver Grove Heights; grandchildren, Brock and Grace LaTourell, Daniel, Julia, and Kathryn Lewis, Theo, Lewis, and Juniper Sakry; siblings, Richard (Linnea), Dennis, Tom (Sandy) Mark (Diane) and Joan McLaughlin; sister-in-law, Jan; and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents; brother, Dean; sister-in-law, Mary Jo, and brother-in-law, Mick McLaughlin.

Guestbook for Philip R. Sakry

Bob and patty Robinson
, Saganaga friends
August 15, 2022, 12:09 am
He was a great neighbor on Sag and will be truly missed by all.
Ralph moeller
, Friend
August 3, 2022, 6:36 am
One of my friends from the bnsf😀rip my friend
Dave & Jody Snyder
, Friend
August 1, 2022, 1:14 am
Without question e have lost a true friend in Phil Sakry, not just one who be counted on with a helping hand but a kind word as well. Since we received that dreaded phone call from Jean that Phil had passed away, we have spent many hours recalling all those fond memories spent with Phil and Jean. From the almost year round fishing on Mille Lacs to summer and winter trips to Saganaga. Our annual winter trip to Mexico to escape the historically coldest week of the Minnesota winter. After recalling all the meals shared, all the meals shared, all the trips, fishing and otherwise, the one thing that keeps coming to mind is that in all those years Phil and I never had what some might refer to as a bitter argument. Debates were had but they never became personal attacks. Real friends are few, far between and had to come by, so the next time you're navigating up the Sag channel, think a good thought about my good friend Phil Sakry.
Mary Jo Loso Beuning
, School friend of Jean
August 1, 2022, 12:56 am
Jean, I am so sorry to read that Phil died. He was just too young.. I do remember the two of you as young sweethearts; such a handsome couple you made. Life tosses us around and around, but it goes on even in sorrow. You will see Phil again and hopefully find joy peace in the meantime. Those grandchildren of yours must bring you joy conti ually. You have my deepest sympathy. Mary Jo (Loso) Beuning.
William Bettendorf
, Friend
July 29, 2022, 12:17 pm
The world is a much less interesting place without Phil in it. He was a one of a kind guy. I have always thought of him as a great friend even when not in touch for long periods. That's the kind of person he was. One who made a lasting impact. My deepest sympathy to Jean and family.
Ty & Dacia Bestor
, Saganaga Friends
July 28, 2022, 8:28 pm
We are saddened to hear of Phil's passing. Many stories....my dad always enjoyed the time in the boat with Phil as they took turns guiding each other to the walleye bite. Sag will miss you. Bless the memories.
Michael Valentini
, friend
July 27, 2022, 12:39 pm
Phil represented the quintessential love and appreciation of the northwoods. He instilled that love in his family. He was a quiet fixture on Saganaga Lake and will be dearly missed. My prayers for his family is that they can find comfort in the fact that his suffering is over. My prayer for Phil is that his has now moved on to a new and productive fishing spot.

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