Philip Carl Mischke

August 7, 1953 ~ November 19, 2020 (age 67)


Philip Carl Mischke, 67, of Minnetonka, MN entered his eternal rest in Christ on November 19, 2020.


Philip was born in Zumbrota, MN on August 7, 1953 to Pastor Carl and Gladys Mischke. He was baptized as an infant and confirmed as a youth in the Lutheran Church. He attended Northwestern Prep and Northwestern College in Watertown, WI. He attended Wisconsin Lutheran Seminary in Thiensville, WI, where he received his Master’s of Divinity degree. Philip served congregations as a Lutheran minister in the Wisconsin Synod in Phoenix, AZ and St. Louis Park, MN.


Philip is survived by his wife Nancy; daughter, Sarah (Brandon Steffen) of Savage; son, Samuel (Jessie) of St. Louis Park; daughter, Anna (Jeremy Klein) of St. Louis Park; his grandchildren, Sophia, Noah and Chloe Steffen of Savage, and Zella Mischke of St. Louis Park.


He is also survived by siblings Susan (Mark Blahnik) of Sun Prairie, WI and Steven of Granger, IN. He is further survived by his mother-in-law, in-laws and spouses, nineteen nieces and nephews, aunts, uncles, cousins, and friends.


He was welcomed home to heaven with open arms by his Savior, Jesus, his son, Benjamin; his parents, Pastor Carl and Gladys Mischke; his brother and sister-in-law, Joel and Janet Mischke; sister-in-law, Lynn Mischke; and father-in-law, Delmar Kluball.


A private Christian Memorial Service will be held November 28, 2020 at 10:00am. The service will be livestreamed at A private interment will follow the service at Mount Hope Cemetery, Carver, MN.


The family extends gratitude to Dr. Dylan Zylla, Frauenshuh Cancer Center, and the Park Nicollet Home Hospice Program. We are thankful for the care Philip received through them during the past three and a half years as he battled cancer.

“For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. (John 3:16)


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