Peter P. Philhower

Peter Philip Philhower

Loving husband and father, passed away on November 18, 2013 at home.

Peter earned a Bachelor's Degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Illinois (Urbana) and a Master's Degree in Business Administration from the University of Wisconsin (LaCrosse). He held a U.S. Navy Commission from 1960 through 1966, serving in Minesweepers and Destroyers, including two tours of duty in the waters off Viet Nam in 1964 and 1965. Peter's corporate business career included positions in marketing, sales and general management in four manufacturing companies from 1966 until 1996. He founded Philhower Management Consultants, a private firm consulting with the owners of privately held business in Central Indiana from 1996 until the time of his retirement from active business activity in 2012.

Survivors include his wife of 53 years, Margaret Catherine (Loui) Philhower; daughters, Joanne (Jodie) Elaine Philhower-Hirner, Andrea Lee Philhower (Richard Ereth), Audra Christine Mulholland (Doug), Michele Diane Philhower and Margaret Ann Philhower (Joe Ninnemann); son, Jeffry Scott Philhower (Kimberly King); grandsons, Christopher King, Caleb Carroll, James Philhower, Nathan Ereth; brother, Michael Lynn Philhower. He was preceded in death by his twin sons, Timothy James and Michael Thomas, as well as his parents, Peter Jacob and Mildred E. Philhower.

A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Catholic Church, 14590 Oak Ridge Road, Carmel, IN 46032 at Noon on Friday, November 22, 2013, with calling there from 7:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. on Thursday November 21, 2013 and from 11:00 a.m. until the time of the service. Burial will be a private ceremony at St. Mary's Cemetery, East Moline, Illinois.

In lieu of flowers, Peter has requested that donations be made to the Indiana Right To Life Society or the .

To sign Peter's online guestbook, please visit Arrangements entrusted to Flanner and Buchanan - Carmel .

Funeral Home

Flanner and Buchanan – Carmel
325 E Carmel Dr Carmel, IN 46032
(317) 848-2929

Published in the The Indianapolis Star from Nov. 20 to Nov. 21, 2013