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Phyllis Tragash


Phyllis Tragash

(Nee Wallace) Of Fox Point, WI passed away in her sleep on March 1st, 2018 at the age of 67. She was born on July 25th, 1950 in Milwaukee, WI to George and Belle Wallace. Following in her mother’s footsteps, she devoted herself to children’s education for much of her career and later served as an academic advisor for international college students. She loved musicals and singing, and sang soprano in the Beth El choir for many years.

Her love and devotion to her family and friends was always apparent. She will be greatly missed by her husband of 44 years, Kenneth, her son Brian (Orit), her grandson Elliot, her brother Neil Wallace, her sister-in-law Sue Derfel, nieces, nephews, cousins, and her many friends, including her friend of 63 years, Janice Tishberg.

A memorial service will be held on Sunday, March 4th, 2018 at 12 noon at the Jewish Home and Care Center’s Rubenstein Pavilion, 1414 N. Prospect, Milwaukee, WI. Underground parking can be found at the Jewish Home and Care Center. Immediately following the service, a gathering of family and friends will take place at the Manchester Village Community Room, 2400 W. Good Hope Rd. Glendale, WI.

Private burial will take place at Spring Hill Cemetery, Milwaukee.

In lieu of flowers, memorials to the family appreciated. Please contact the funeral home for memorial contribution information.

Goodman-Bensman Whitefish Bay Funeral Home
4750 North Santa Monica Boulevard (414) 964-3111

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  1. Mimi Oxman 03/03/2018 9:01 am

    I am so, so sorry to hear about the passing of dear, kind Phyllis. I’ve known her for so many years. She’s always been an “up,” and positive, cheery person. I know she will be greatly missed.

  2. Lisa Sapiro 03/03/2018 11:10 am

    She will be greatly missed!

  3. Herb & Renee Feitelberg 03/04/2018 11:14 am

    Our sympathies go out to Ken and his family. We have known Ken and Phyllis for many years and her memory will remain in our hearts.

  4. Ann Nord 03/04/2018 8:33 pm

    I am sorry to learn of Phyllis’ passing. My deepest sympathy to you Ken, and your family. I worked at Cardinal Stritch University in Madison, and I enjoyed conversing with Phyllis on my trips to the main campus. She spoke of you and your son on many occasions. May your memories comfort you.


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