Buying flowers from us ensures that your order will be fulfilled through working with a network florists that are trusted by local funeral homes and recognized partners of the funeral industry. A customized message, along with a photo of your selected arrangement will remain in perpetuity within this memorial website. This service also includes “Smart Select” whereby the store notifies you if your floral selection has already been selected by another sender. This allows you the opportunity to choose a different product to ensure the family has a beautiful and unique selection of unique floral arrangements.
The price of these selections also includes the funeral home’s care of the flowers after the funeral and the delivery to the family or facility of choice where they can be rearranged and enjoyed by others for a longer period.
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In today’s changing world with climate change and environment concerns, “Honoring a Life” allows for family and friends to plant a memorial tree in honor of their loved one and friend. The purchase of a tree creates a beautiful permanent record on the Honoring a Life website, www.honoringalife.org. Each tree is planted through the efforts of Forestry Services throughout North America who determine where the greatest needs for reforestation are. Once planted, the geographical location where the tree is planted will be added to the record. A beautiful card is also sent to the family signifying your thoughtful gesture.
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Phillip Allen Searles, 43, of Poplar Grove, IL, formerly of Kenosha, passed away Tuesday, February 14th, 2006, at Swedish American Hospital in Rockford, IL.
Born in Kenosha on December 10, 1962, he was the son of Harry and Ellen (Paul) Searles. He was educated in the schools of Kenosha and earned his Bachelors Degree in Business Management from Concordia University in Beloit, WI. He moved to Illinois in March of 1992 to make his home.
On May 12, 1984, in Kenosha, he married Karen Brown.
He was sales manager for Auto Zone and had previously worked as a chemist for 20 years at Henkel Adhesives and Findley-Bostik Adhesives.
He enjoyed muscle cars, race cars, doing mechanical work on cars, and rebuilding his "61" T-Bird. Phillip was a self taught expert in computers and an avid Green Bay Packer fan.
Surviving are his wife, Karen of Poplar Grove, IL; two sons, Jacob and Joshua Searles, both of Illinois; a daughter, Heather Searles of Illinois; his parents of Iowa; a brother, William Benjamin (Sarah) Searles of Kenosha; his paternal grandmother, Elizabeth June Searles of Iowa; and his maternal grandmother, Florence Wesselius of Kenosha.
Funeral services will be held on Monday, February 20th, at 11:00 am at Proko Funeral Home. Visitation will be held on Sunday from 4:00 pm until 7:00 pm at Proko Funeral Home.
Proko Funeral Home & Crematory
Kenosha, WI 53144
Phone: (262) 654-3533
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