Phillip Allen Shawl Jr. was a beloved husband, father, and grandfather who passed away at his home Nov. 3, 2021 due to a battle with lung cancer.
He was born May 19, 1945 in Cheboygan, MI. – the son of Phillip and Ada (Rabideau) Shawl.
He grew up and lived his entire life in Cheboygan. Phillip married Sandra McFall of Onaway August 26, 1967.
Phillip retired from Cheboygan Area Schools in 2007 where he was a custodian and bus driver for 21 years. He also served in the National Guard for six years.
His true love was being an avid outdoorsman. Hunting, Fishing, and Trapping kept Phil busy all year long. During the spring and early fall, young Phil and family could be found perch fishing on Drummond Island. Come late fall and early winter Phil turned to the woods of Onaway where he found the most joy in preparing his family for a successful deer season. Watching his family get a buck year after year because of his teachings was the ultimate prize for Phil, nothing made him happier. Come winter, Phil was a professional trapper along the waterways of Cheboygan. He was a frequent participant in the Fur Harvesters Auction out of Ontario, Canada, where he received top awards for processing his beaver, otter, mink, and fox furs.
Survivors include his wife, Sandra, of Cheboygan; two beautiful daughters, Lori (Jeff) Ostman of Mackinaw City and Valerie (Grant) Carlson of Gobles, MI.; sister Beverly (Raymond) Anderson of Cheboygan; many nieces and nephews; and five grandchildren, Ashley (Dylan) Darrow, Jeffrey and Amy Ostman of Mackinaw City, and Samantha and Gage Carlson of Gobles.
Phil was preceded in death by his parents Phillip and Ada Shawl of Cheboygan, Michigan.
Church services are to be held at the Covenant Church in Cheboygan, Saturday, December 4, 2021, with a visitation from 10 AM – 11 PM, followed by a service and luncheon – everyone welcomed.
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