Philip was born August 8, 1939, in Evanston, Ill., the only child of Philip F. Icke and Rose (Kerner) Icke. At a young age, Philip (known to friends and family as “PK”) moved with his parents to Ouray, where his father began a successful practice as a lawyer, and later, as the county judge.
After graduation from the Ouray schools, PK attended the University of Colorado-Boulder, and graduated in 1961. It was there where he met his future wife, Jeri Foster. The two were married on April 29, 1960, and had two daughters, Karen Rose and Jill Susanne. After graduation, PK enlisted in the army, and moved with Jeri to the Washington, DC, area, serving two years at Fort Belvoir.
After completing his service, PK moved with Jeri, and now Karen, to the Chicagoland area, where PK had accepted a job with the First National Bank of Chicago (a predecessor to today’s JP Morgan Chase Bank), and where PK began a very long and successful career selling municipal bonds. He retired from the bank in 1991, and shortly thereafter moved back to Ouray to care for his ailing father, his mother having passed away many years prior.
PK truly enjoyed returning to Ouray, and became a strong supporter and booster for the Ouray County Museum and the Ouray County Historical Society. In his free time, he enjoyed watching the Cubs on TV on his back patio, and taking annual trips to Europe and Florida.
Surviving to mourn his loss are his former wife, Jeri, of Highlands Ranch, Colo.; his two daughters, Karen, of Lakewood, Colo., and Mrs. Jonathan (Jill) Buck of Castle Rock, Colo.; and two granddaughters, Grace and Eleanor Buck, as well as numerous friends and extended family in Colorado, Wisconsin and Illinois. He was preceded in death by his parents.
PK wished to be cremated. The family honored those wishes, and will plan a memorial service in Ouray this summer, the plans for which will be announced at a later date.
The family humbly requests friends refrain from sending flowers, but would welcome donations on PK’s behalf to the Ouray County Historical Society or to the City of Ouray Fire Department, to help with the funding of its Fourth of July events.
We will miss you dearly, PK.
(Submitted by Jonathan Buck: 303-725-5107)