Philip McCaskell, 65, of Huron


HURON — Philip McCaskell, 65, of Huron, passed away Sunday, May 17, 2020, at Sanford USD Medical Center in Sioux Falls.


A celebration of life gathering will take place once gathering concerns have ceased.
Philip McCaskell, son of Ronald and Nancy (Hauck) McCaskell, was born March 26, 1955, in Brookings. He graduated from Browns Valley, Minn., and attended tech school in Redwing, Minn.


Phil returned to Browns Valley and worked road construction for several years. He moved to Huron in 1996 and has been working as the Superintendent of the Street Department for 24 years. He was a Volunteer Fire Fighter for many years with Browns Valley and Huron Fire Departments. Phil enjoyed the outdoors where he could always be found with a gun in his hand, out scouting land and riding his motorcycle. Anyone who has hunted with Phil or went to Sturgis with Phil has a story to tell about their adventures with him. He enjoyed traveling to visit his sons and family, especially the grand kids. 


He enjoyed many winter vacations to Arizona to visit his mother Nancy and sister Jean. He always watched The Weather Channel before he made travels plans to be sure there wasn’t a blizzard in the Huron forecast while he was gone. If you came to Huron for a visit you would have to go for a ride to check out the streets, or maybe a drive to Morningside with him.


Phil is survived by his sons, Jason (Timiry) McCaskell of Fort Collins, Colo., and Tanner (Emma) McCaskell of Winston-Salem, N.C.; grandchildren, Everly, Griffin, Logan, and one on the way; mother, Nancy McCaskell of Apache Junction, Ariz.; sisters, Jean Stewart of Apache Junction, Ariz., Pat (Rick) Krone of Dilworth, Minn., Teri (Kerry Kambell) Krone of Moorhead, Minn., and Kay (Scott) Anderson of Horace, N.D.; and a brother, Tim (Patti Krininger) McCaskell of Dilworth, Minn.; honorary brother, Scott McCaskell of Huron; and his hunting buddy, Don McCaskell of Huron.  


He was preceded in death by his father, Ronald; and nephew, Brad Herr.


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