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MAUSTON, Wis. — Phillip Anthony Czajka, 79, of Mauston passed away Sunday, March 4, 2018, after complications from a stroke. He was surrounded by his loving family.

He was born Feb. 21, 1939. He graduated in 1957, from Madonna High School of Mauston, where he received the most valuable athlete award that same year. He married his high school sweetheart, Sherry Wells, Sept. 26, 1959.

Phil worked as a mason tender in his early years, leading up to a bricklayer, before starting a masonry/concrete business of his own in the ’70s. Many basements, brick veneers, fireplaces and driveways in the Juneau County area have the quality workmanship of Phil Czajka Masonry.

Phil loved fishing and always looked forward to the yearly Leech Lake fishing trip in Minnesota, with his good friend, Tom Hoile, and his three sons. He also liked to turkey and deer hunt. Phil had a large flower garden and many bird feeders, so he could watch the birds during leisurely sits on the porch. Long drives in the country, looking for wildlife and the scenery was one of his favorite pastimes. All of this, he shared with the love of his life, Sherry.

Phil is survived by his wife of 58 years, Sherry, of Mauston; sons, Phil Jr. (Anita) of Mauston, Victor (Mary) of West Salem, John (Teai) of De Forest, Wis.; daughters, Kim (Steve) Czys of Mauston, Julie (Jay) Olson of Dodgeville; 12 grandchildren; and 12 great-grandchildren.

He is preceded in death by his parents, Anthony and Doris.

A memorial service for Phil will be held at noon Friday, March 9, at Crandall Funeral Home located at 123 Elm St., Mauston. Friends may visit from 10 a.m. until service time.

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