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Philip Bellino

Philip Bellino

Philip Michael Bellino, 63 of Hinckley, MN passed away Thursday, March 14, 2019 at Knute Nelson Rehab in Alexandria, MN from a prolonged illness.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 am Friday, March 29 2019 at Cease Family Funeral Home in Bemidji with Pastor Tomislav Milardovic officiating. Visitation will be from 5 - 8 pm on Thursday at the Cease Family Funeral Home in Bemidji and one hour before the service. Interment will be at the Greenwood Cemetery in Bemidji.

Philip was born March 4, 1956 in Bemidji, MN, the son of Eugene and Muriel (Moffet) Bellino, the firstborn son of 10 children. He attended J.W. Smith Elementary, Bemidji Junior High School and graduated from Bemidji High School in 1974. He enjoyed his paper route, meeting and interacting with the public as he attended school. In 1978, he married Jenny Lacina from Anoka, MN. They made their residence in Bemidji, where their only child Ryan was born. They moved to Ham Lake area in the Twin Cities where Phil was employed by The Mermaid Bowling Alley and as a printer at a printing press in Minneapolis. Phil eventually relocated to the Hinckley area where he created his own private sanctuary on 80 acres. Phil's entrepreneurship led him in a business arena of gutter making and installation as well as a pastime hobby of refurbishing automobiles for resale. Phil's dream was to relocate back to the Bemidji area and open a winter recreational park in the Pinewood area. He wanted to offer to the public cross country skiing, snowshoeing, snowmobiling, and ice fishing as alternate recreational activities which he enjoyed himself. Phil's love for all the outdoor activities included fishing, duck, grouse and deer hunting. He enjoyed trips to Montana for elk hunting as well.

He is survived by his two grandsons Luke Bellino of Superior, Wisc., Josh Kinely of Mahtomedi, MN, his siblings Patricia (Leon Horien) Bellino of White Bear Lake, MN, Joanne Bellino of Bemidji, Nancy (Randy) Bellino Moritz of Emily, MN, Susan Bellino Keacher of Nowthen, MN, Virgina Bellino of Bemidji, Rebecca (Dean) Bellino Anderson of Savage, MN , Danny Bellino of Bemidji, Annie Bellino of Bemidji and Greg Bellino of Bemidji and numerous nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his son Ryan Bellino in 2010, special friend Richelle "Shelly" Thies in 2006, father Eugene Bellino in 2007 and mother Muriel Bellino in 2014, along with grandparents Frank and Leona Bellino and Floyd and Donna Moffet, special cousin David Bellino, uncles and aunt Jack and Lou Bellino and Roy Moffet.

What an amazing reunion we will all have one day. Until then Phil, we'll see you in the morning. Love, your family.

In lieu of flowers, memorials are preferred by the family. Condolences may be left at ceasefuneralhome.com.

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