Philip A.WatzkeChicago Police LogoMarines LogoFlagWATZKE

Philip A.Watzke, 81, retired C.P.D., U.S. Marine Corp. veteran. Beloved husband of Gloria, nee Sawyer. Loving father of Cathleen (Robert) Dayton, Theresa (Bruce) Rudnick, Christine (Anthony) Ulbert, Alice Bellina, Jason Boryca and Kevin (Janissa) Boryca. Proud grandfather of Brooke, Briana, Taylor, Tiffani, Kaitlyn, Kevin, K’Lee and the late Brandie and the late Bridgette. Great grandfather of many.  Fond brother of Bonnie (Paul), Janice Watzke and the late Charlene Grant. Brother-in-law of Robert H. Wetch.

Philip was a retired C.P.D. Sgt in 18th and 25th Districts.

Visitation will be held Tuesday, December 21, 2021, at the M J Suerth Funeral Home, 6754 N. Northwest Hwy.,   Chicago from 4-8 pm. Funeral Wednesday 10:30 am at funeral home. Memorials to St. Jude Children’s Hospital, 501 St. Jude Place, Memphis, TN 38105 appreciated.  Interment Memory Gardens, Arlington Hts.

Due to Covid-19 restrictions on public gatherings no food or drink allowed. Masks and social distancing is required. For further information 773-631-1240 or