Floral 03

Phyllis Marie Tolman

February 21, 1928 ~ May 15, 2022 (age 94)

Obituary

On Sunday morning, May 15, 2022, Phyllis Marie Tolman, age 94, of Escanaba, left this world to join her husband forever after residing at Christian Park Village for the past several years. Phyllis was born February 21, 1928, in Escanaba to Elmer and Luella (Ruhbusch) Wilson. On October 4, 1947 the former Phyllis Wilson married Mearl R. Tolman at the First United Presbyterian Church in Escanaba and together shared 54 years of marriage. Phyllis and Mearl welcomed four beautiful children into the world.

Phyllis was a lifelong devout member of the First Presbyterian Church and didn’t miss a Sunday if she could help it. Phyllis made many longtime friends through the church and made a point of getting to know each new minister through the years. She was always there to help with the annual Ladies Salad Luncheon, and always donating to funeral lunches. She also worked many years at the annual church rummage sale.

Phyllis is survived by her son, Greg (Cathy) Tolman Sr. of Escanaba; her daughter, Gayle (Joe) Skorupski of Gladstone; grandsons, Greg Tolman Jr., Christopher (Stephanie Villeneuve) Tolman and Shane (fiance Jess Hoerres) Tolman; great-grandchildren, Michael Clarke, Tyler (Bri), Austin (Carlee), and Brandin (Adia Lehoskey) Tolman, Haylee and Trenton Tolman; Joe (Jamie) Skorupski Jr., and William Skorupski; great-great-grandchildren, Hayden, Rosie and Ellie Tolman, Brooklyn Skourpski, and baby boy Tolman due 6/2022; brother-in-law, Warren Tolman; sisters-in-law, Alice Johnson, Orvella Bingham, and Nancy Broeders; and many nieces and nephews. 

She was preceded in death by her parents; husband, Mearl Tolman in 2001; daughter, Bonnie; son, Gary; daughter- in-law, Debby (Allen); and sisters and brothers-in-law, Ethel (Albert) Victorson, Joyce (Harold) Kuehl, June (Will) Blau, and Dorothy (Glenn) Wery.

Visitation will be held from 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., Thursday, May 19, 2022 at the First Presbyterian Church in Escanaba. Funeral services celebrating the life of Phyllis will follow at 12:00 p.m., Thursday, with Rev. Janice Reed officiating. A luncheon will be served at the conclusion of the services in the church fellowship hall. Burial will take place in Lakeview Cemetery. The family would like to extend a huge thank you to the staff at Christian Park Village for their kindness and care given to Phyllis. 

To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Phyllis Marie Tolman, please visit our floral store.

Memorial Tree
A Memorial Tree was planted for Phyllis

We are deeply sorry for your loss - the staff at Escanaba Location

Join in honoring their life - plant a memorial tree


Services

Visitation
Thursday
May 19, 2022

11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
First Presbyterian Church
819 1st Avenue South
Escanaba, MI 49829

Funeral Service
Thursday
May 19, 2022

12:00 PM
First Presbyterian Church
819 1st Avenue South
Escanaba, MI 49829

© 2022 Anderson Funeral Homes. All Rights Reserved. Funeral Home website by CFS & TA | Terms of Use | Privacy Policy | Accessibility