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Philip Parmley

March 10, 1930 — May 8, 2016

PARMLEY, PHILIP A. WATERTOWN    March 10, 1930- May 8, 2016    Phil was born in Mifflin, Wisconsin. In the mid-1930's his family moved to Oconomowoc, where in 1948, Phil graduated from high school. He married Joyce Krecklow in 1952, and their son, Philip E. was born in 1959, and their daughter, Jennie L. six years later. From 1947 to 1961, he served in the Wisconsin National Guard. He graduated from the Colorado School of Trades in Denver in 1963. In 1964, he and his family moved to Watertown, where he worked for Village Blacksmith.  In 1974, after Village Blacksmith moved to Missouri, he and Richard Wilkey started Fisher Barton, Inc., and Phil also opened a sporting goods store at Scotsland in Oconomowoc with Al Brown. He retired as President of Fisher Barton, Inc. in 1993 and traveled the country with his wife, taking several trips to Europe with her and members of his extended family.    He enjoyed target shooting, archery, old country music, and family get-togethers.     He was preceded in death by his parents, John H. and Wilma L. Parmley; and his two brothers-in-law, William O. Kuhl and William R. Schneider.    He is survived by his wife, Joy, his children, Philip E. and Jennie L. (Jim) Ortega; and two grandchildren, James and Emily Ortega. Also, surviving are his brother and sister-in-law, John W. and Janet  Parmley, of Watertown, and his two sisters, Marian  A. Kuhl of Olathe, KS,  and Charlotte A. Schneider, of Rhinelander, and many nieces and nephews.
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