Philip Blanke, 62, of Sheboygan, passed away Monday, September 3, 2012, at Aurora Sheboygan Memorial Medical Center. Philip was born March 8, 1950, in Muskego to the late Elton and Kathleen (Schufflebotham) Blanke. He graduated from Sheboygan South High School in 1968. Philip was employed at Simplicity Manufacturing until his retirement in 2009. He enjoyed fishing, golfing and watching the Brewers and Packers. Survivors include two brothers, David Blanke, Sheboygan and Jeffrey (Susan) Blanke, Reedsville; four sisters, Susan (Daniel) Payne, Sheboygan, Barbara (Gregory) Sheve, Sheboygan Falls, Sharon (John) Bone, Sheboygan and Karen (James) Groeschl, Indiana; seven nieces and seven nephews. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by one sister-in-law, Carol Blanke. In accordance with Philip’s wishes, a private family service will be held in his honor. The family would like to extend a special thank you to the nurses, doctors and clergy at Aurora Sheboygan Memorial Medical Center for their care and concern. Please visit to send email condolences.