Philbin releases statement about deceased son


Police confirmed Tuesday what we first sadly learned on Monday evening. Packers offensive coordinator Joe Philbin’s son Michael passed away after his body was found at the bottom of the Fox River in Oshkosh, Wisconsin.

Joe Philbin released a statement through the Packers on Tuesday evening.

“We love Michael so much and will miss him dearly. He loved his family, friends and life. His memory will live on in the hearts and minds of all who knew him. We are appreciative of the prayers and the support of our family, friends and the Packers family. We ask for continued respect and privacy for our family as we deal with our loss.

“Our family also wants to thank the Oshkosh Police Department, Winnebago County Dive/Rescue/Recovery Team and the Winnebago County Coroner’s office for their efforts and compassion during this difficult ordeal.”

Michael Philbin was 21 years old.  He had five siblings. Police are still investigating the incident, but they do not believe any foul play was involved.

It’s an unimaginable time for the entire Philbin family. We send our thoughts and condolences.