Phil Shuler formally of Iowa and Indiana passed away March 21, 2021 at Holmes Regional Medical Center in Melbourne, Fl.
Phil was born in Terre Haute, Indiana and attended school in Plainfield, Indiana.
At the age of 17 Phil became interested in sprint car racing becoming a mechanic for his friend. After several years Phil continued in the racing industry building, mechanic, and crew chief. His history of racing is impeccable which included Indianapolis 500 teams, USAC racing teams (Silver Crown, Sprint, Midgets, Street rods, drag, and salt flat cars). The salt flat 1932 flathead roadster holds the world record.
Phil’s achievements are many to which he didn’t talk much about. To him he loved what he did and did what he loved until his retirement in 2020 from Jewell Group, Davenport, Iowa. Upon his retirement he relocated with his wife of several yrs. to Kenansville, Fl. to live out his life fishing and relaxing.
Phil leaves behind his wife Vickie (Hall), daughters Cassandra (Matt Stearns), Stacy Segura, and son Chad Puterbaugh (Becky).
7 grandchildren, 4 great grandchildren, brother Denzel Shuler (Debbie), sisters Pam McKibben, and Cathy Milhorn (Mike). Several neices and nephews.
He was proceeded in death by his parents, Kenneth and Betty (Carpenter), and a brother Steve.
There will be a memorial held at a later date this summer.