- Funeral Date: 1/11/14
- Funeral Time: 3-8PM
- Date of Birth: 5/27/45
- Date of Death: 12/13/13
- Funeral Location: Froggy Bottoms River Pub - Northfield
Philip Norman Telander, 68, of Northfield, died on December 13, 2013.
Phil was born on May 27, 1945, in Worthington, Minnesota, to Norman and Kay (Georgia Kathleen Danielson) Telander. At age 4, his family moved to Northfield. He was confirmed at St. John’s Lutheran Church and graduated from Northfield High School in 1963. In 1965, he married Cheryl Weed. They resided in Richfield and moved to Northfield in 1972. The couple had two daughters. Phil and Cheryl later divorced. On June 6, 1976, Phil married Julia Daly in Sogn. They resided in Mazeppa until 1979 and then moved to Northfield. Phil was employed at Sheldahl, Bridgeman’s, and the Bergquist Company, and in 1968, founded his own business, Telamco (Telander Laminating Company). The company operated in the basement of Village Drug/Bridgeman’s in Northfield, the former Stuart Hotel, and then in Dundas before relocating to Lonsdale in 1987. In 1994, the current building was constructed in Lonsdale. Phil was a longtime member and past chairman of the Lonsdale Chamber of Commerce and was involved in many community events.
Phil enjoyed reading, riding his Harley Davidson motorcycle, cooking, playing cards, and fishing. He entertained many with his wit and sense of humor and openly shared his business insight with community and family.
Phil is survived by his wife, Julia; daughters Tracy (Michael) Humann of Northfield, and Christina Telander of Escondido, California; father, Norman (Norma) of Hackensack; sister, Barbara (Dann) Heilman of Red Wing; grandchildren, Micah (Angela) and Kamrey; ex-wife Cheryl; nieces, nephews, and other family and friends. He was preceded in death by his mother.
A gathering to celebrate Phil’s life will be held from 3-8PM on Saturday, January 11, 2014, at Froggy Bottoms River Pub in Northfield.
Memorials can be sent to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. Condolences may be sent to PO Box 334, Northfield, MN 55057.
Service arrangements are with the Benson & Langehough Funeral Home. www.northfieldfuneral.com