MCMANUS, PHILLIP EDWARD, Crystal

 

Philip Edward McManus, age 90, formerly of Crystal, died July 23, 2015, in Brooklyn Park after a very long road with Alzheimer's Disease.
Visitation was at Washburn-McReavy, 5125 W. Broadway, Crystal, from 3-6 p.m. July 26. Mass of Christian Burial was at the Church of St. Raphael in Crystal on July 27 at 11 a.m. with visitation one hour prior to the service. Interment at Glen Haven Memorial Gardens, Crystal.
Phillip was born Jan. 5, 1925, in Casselton, ND, to Edward Philip and Ernestine Catherine (Schober) McManus. He attended Sacred Heart Academy in Fargo three years and graduated from Casselton High School in 1943. He went on to the University of Minnesota Institute of Technology, U.S. Navy V-12 Aeronautical Engineering Program and received his B.S. in Naval technology in 1946. While at the U of M, he played football for the Gophers. He completed his service in the Navy with one year at the U.S. Naval Station in Coco Solo, Panama, in 1947.
He returned to college at St. John's University and received his BA in mathematics in 1948. He played football for the Johnnies. He continued his education with Masters Degree coursework at St. Thomas. 
Phil's career started at Maple Lake High School as a math teacher, athletic director and head coach of the football, basketball, and baseball teams (1948-53). He met Kate in Maple Lake and they were married in 1949. He went on to work at Honeywell in Minneapolis for two years, but decided to go back to teaching, this time at Mounds View High School (1955-1985). He taught math and was assistant football, basketball, and baseball coach. He was also a high school and college referee for football and basketball.
After retiring from MVHS he taught part-time at Totino-Grace High School for two years. He was a volunteer tax preparer for 14 years.
Survived by daughters, Mary (Frank) Stulock, Michele (Paul) O'Neill, Maureen (Jeff) Brenk, Susan (Steve) Vnoucek; grandchildren, Julia (Bruce) Danielson, Joe (Katie) Stulock, Kristin (Andy) Brandl, Mike (JoAnn) Brenk, Rachel (Mike) Doran, Jim Brenk; great-grandchildren, Anna Kate, Ryan and Lainey Brandl, Katie and Lucy Brenk, Veronica Doran; brothers, Pat (Sonia) and Tom (Shirley); sisters- and brothers-in-law, Dorothy Jorgensen, Sally and Dan Reinert, Rich and Eloise Smith.
Preceded in death by his wife of 47 years, Mary Katherine "Kate" (Smith); siblings, Agnes Ford, Angie Austin, Anne McManus, Harold, Gertrude Priebe, Lyle, Phyllis Klein, and Jim. Also preceded in death by wife of 14 years, Mary Jane (Kasid).
Thank you to the staff at St. Therese at Oxbow Lake for their compassionate care of our father.
Our Dad taught us well throughout our lives, and we have the greatest respect and gratitude for him. We will forever look up to him and hold his memory dear in our hearts.
Memorials preferred to Alzheimer's Association of MN, Presentation Sisters of Fargo, or St. Therese Foundation.
"Tempus Fugit"
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