Carthage, NC
Master Sergeant Phillip Salzwedel, US Army, Ret., Age 70 died Saturday Oct.18, 2008 at HCR Manor Care in Pinehurst.
Funeral services will be 2 PM Wednesday at Yates-Thagard Baptist Church Conducted by the Rev. Steve Johnson and the Rev. William Hancock. Burial will follow in the church cemetery with full military honors.
A native of Marshville, WI, he was a son of the late Harold and Freda Salzwedel. He was preceded in death by: his wife Carolyn Ragsdale Salzwedel and a brother Harold Salzwedel. Retired US Army Veteran, he served two tours in Vietnam and received a bronze star and three purple hearts. After retirement he farmed tobacco for 17 years and also retired for Civil Service where he taught survival at Camp McCall.
He is survived by: a daughter Sherry Blake and husband Cecil of Seven Lakes; sons Steve Salzwedel of Bermuda, Todd Salzwedel and wife Mary of Robbins; brother Richard Salzwedel of Holmen, WI; sisters Beverly Steinmetz of Peshtigo, WI, Roseanne Mordhorst of Ute, IO; eight grandchildren and six great grandchildren.
The family will receive friends Tuesday from 6-8 PM at Fry and Prickett Funeral Home in Carthage and other times at the residents.
Memorials may be made to; Yates-Thagard Baptist Church, 3820 Vass Carthage Rd
Carthage, NC 28327.
Condolences may be made at; www.fryandprickett.com

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  1. I was sorry to hear of the loss of your father. I didn\’t spend alot of time with Phillip over the years; but do treasure the moments I did share with him. May your memories of him carry you through this difficult time.
    Take Care- JoAnn Steinmetz Ro

  2. Todd, sorry i won\’t get to come to the funeral home tonight but Ralph had to take me back to the Dr. today for neck spasms. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family at this difficut time. I know you will miss him.
    Ralph & Laura

  3. THinking of all the Family today and of course Phil.He was extrememly kind to me and was always welcoming.Knowing now that he is with Caroline makes things easier for all I am sure.
    Hs \"Maple Sugar Red Head\"
    Sally King
    Canada

  4. Mary and Todd,
    You are in our thoughts and prayers. May God strengthen you and your family during this time.
    Phillip and Elizabeth Boles

  5. Sherry, Steve and Todd, I was sorry to read of your father\’s death. May the Lord bless and keep you as you go through this sad time. I just want you to know that I am thinking about you.
    Blanchie D. Carter

  6. Dear Family,
    I was very sad to hear of the loss of Uncle Phil. I didn\’t know him well, but he holds a special place for me. When my father Harold passed away, I was 13 years old. When Phil arrived for Dad\’s funeral he was with me providing comfort

  7. PHIL,WAS A BLESSING TO BE AROUND, HE
    ALWAYS MADE EVERYONE FEEL SPECIAL WHEN THEY MET HIM, I CAN PICTURE NOW, HIM IN
    THE FAST-MART WITH A CUP OF COFFEE,AND HE WAS ALWAYS SURROUNED BY HIS FRIENDS,
    HE WILL BE MISSED BY ALL.
    I WAS PROUD

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