Phillip John Tjernagel, 38, of Appleton, passed away peacefully at home with his loving wife by his side on June 28, 2014. Phil was born on September 25, 1975, in Marinette, Wis. to John and Judy (Schewe) Tjernagel.  
  Phil graduated from Northwestern Preparatory School in 1994, and Wisconsin Lutheran College in 2000. He was employed at PDI Financial as Regional Marketing Director. Phil was a devoted husband, dad and step-dad, and he enjoyed spending time with his family. One of his favorite family activities was going to High Cliff and Calumet County Parks. As well as weekend getaways to Chicago. His love of football began as a player in high school, college and continued with his devotion to the Packers which was shared with his children. Phil was an avid outdoorsman and had a profound love of hunting and fishing. He took immense pride in his Norwegian heritage and enthusiast about cars.
  Phil is survived by his wife, Beth (Abbott); daughter, Riley; son, Reid; step-daughters: Krya and Brynn; parents, John and Judy; brother, Dan (Carrie); niece, Gabi; sister, Christine; in-laws, Gary and Susan; brother-in-law, Matthew (April); and nephews: Carter and Xavier. Phil was preceded in death by his grandparents: Sigurd and Gertrude Tjernagel and Pastor Erwin and Louise Schewe. His uncle, James Tjernagel, had also preceded him in death.  
  A time of visitation will be held from 6 p.m. until 7:30 p.m. on Sunday, July 6, 2014 at MT. OLIVE EV. LUTHERAN CHURCH, 930 E. Florida Avenue, Appleton. Funeral services for Phil will be held at the church on Monday, July 7, 2014 at 11 a.m.
  In Phil’s memory, a memorial fund for the children has been established at Community First Bank.
  The family would to thank Dr. Washer and David Bond of the NeuroSpine Center of Wisconsin, the amazing staff at the Martha Siekman Cancer Center, ThedaCare Hospice, Radiology Associates of Appleton, Community Hospice Foundation, Mr. John Bergstrom and Mr. Tim Bergstrom for fulfilling a dream time spent in the 70 camaro, and a special thank you to Nurse Dawn for your compassionate care. Also there are no words to express our love and appreciation for the unconditional support given by Andy and Julie Genett.    
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