Merwin Philip “Phil” Brager,of Maple Grove, Minn., and formerly of Brodhead,  passed away at age 89 on Dec. 26, 2022.

He was preceded in death by parents, O.W. and Burdy Brager, Brodhead; a daughter, Brenda; and sister, Karine, of Middleton.

He is survived by wife, Dawn (Elmer), of Maple Grove; sons, Kerwin (Lisa) Brager, Benicia, Calif., and Jason Brager, Maple Grove; sisters, Beverly Vogel, Brodhead, and Judy Sigvertsen, Bloomington, Minn.; grandson, John Brager, of Oak Park; and several nieces and a nephew.

He is an Army veteran Signal Corp (Germany) during the Korean War.

A memorial service is to be announced at a later date. Donations can be made in Phil’s name to the Gary Sinise Foundation.