Philip Andrew Manor was born April 3, 1981 in Madison, WI to Perry and Vranna (Selander) Manor. Even though he grew to be almost six feet tall, he was always “little brother” to his sisters, Becca and Betsy. He passed away at home on August 15, 2021. As a toddler, he loved to sit on the lap of his grandmother, Doris Selander, and have stories read to him. It was from her that he also developed his love for coffee! He was a bundle of energy and enjoyed karate, swimming lessons and riding bike with neighborhood friends. Philip attended Middleton Christian School (later called High Point Christian School), Kromrey Middle School and Middleton High School, graduating in 1999. He made many friends in the youth group at High Point Church, most of whom he kept in touch with through the years. While still in high school he joined the US Marine Corps, and proudly served his country in San Diego and Lemoore, CA; Pensacola, FL; Beaufort, SC; and Newport, RI. Although accepted into the Naval Academy in Annapolis, MD, he chose to come back to Madison, where he attended Madison Area Technical College and the UW-Madison, most recently achieving a degree in Automation and Robotics. Philip worked at several jobs in Madison and then moved to Illinois where he was employed at the Matrix Design Company in Bartlett. Currently, he was working at Syntegon in New Richmond, WI. During these years he spent many evenings at the grill, treating his family to countless tasty meals. Although Philip struggled with addiction and depression throughout his life–and ultimately took his own life–he accepted the Lord as his personal Savior at a young age and is now at peace in the very presence of God for all Eternity. Psalm 51 was Philip’s favorite passage of Scripture. Philip was the happiest when he could lend a hand to someone who needed help, or take care of someone’s pets. He had a tender heart. Besides his parents and his sisters, he will be sadly missed by his brother-in-law Dan Noelder (Becca’s husband), his beloved Grandma Lila Manor who prayed for him daily, many aunts, uncles, cousins, and a host of friends. He was preceded in death by his paternal grandfather, Lyman Manor, and his maternal grandparents, Philip and Doris (Bowman) Selander. Thank you to so many family and friends who have provided support through the years and have now come along side us during this time of immense grief. You are loved and appreciated. A Memorial Service was held on Saturday, August 21, 2021 at 1 pm at High Point Church, 7702 Old Sauk Rd, Madison, WI with visitation from 12-1 pm at the church. A lunch followed the service. A Second Memorial Service was held on Saturday, August 28, 2021 at 1 pm at Bakken-Young Funeral & Cremation Services, 728 S Knowles Avenue, New Richmond, WI with visitation from 12-1 pm at the funeral home. A lunch followed the service. Interment will be in Riverside Cemetery in Grantsburg, WI at a later date. Both services were officiated by the Reverend Steve Lloyd, pastor of Twin Valley Free Will Baptist Church in Middleton, Wisconsin. Arrangements are with Bakken-Young Funeral & Cremation Services.
We loved Philip in a very special way and will miss him greatly!
We share in your sorrow AND your Hope. We have many happy memories of all our children growing up. Now we have another shared fact, our boys in Heaven. While all there leaving seem untimely to us, God knows and gives us His love and grace to continue on without them by our side. Until that great reunion, may you go in His peace and let Jesus collect your tears.
We love you, All ❤ ✝ ❤
Louis and Lou
Dear Perry, Vranna, Becca, Betsy, and our beloved family. I feel such sadness for Philip’s passing. I pray that God’s peace sustains you. I hold each of you in my heart. Love, Paula
Dear Perry, Vranna, Dan & Becca, and Betsy, We are so sorry for the loss of your dear Philip. We are praying for each of you, each one specifically as you grieve in your own way. The Lord is faithful to provide His strong arms to carry you and His gentleness to comfort you. We love you very much! Remembering you in prayer for the upcoming memorial services.
Praying each of you are able to find peace through our Lord in this time of deep sadness and grief. We will all miss Philip but we have the hope through Christ of a reunion with our loved ones. Know we are praying for your memories be often and talked about. Love you.
I am so very sorry to learn this news. I was a teacher at Middleton High School and remember Philip fondly. Please accept my sincere condolences.
Rest In Peace Phillip.
Our thoughts and prayers are with all of you
Dear Vranna, Perry, Betsy, Becca, Dan–Our hearts continue to break at the loss of your beloved Philip. He is so often described as kind. What a beautiful quality, a fruit of the Spirit, that defines Philip. May our Lord Jesus hold each one of you close as you grieve and miss Philip. Love to you all, Jennifer and Roger
Becca, so sorry to hear of the loss of your brother. Got the word from Dan. Semper Fi your old Marine shooting buddy, Ron
Betsy, remember when we went to Israel and discovered that Phil and my daughter Katie were friends, having met at Teen Challenge? She sent me notice of his passing and I wanted to tell you how very sorry I am for you and your family. May the Lord, the God of all comfort, comfort and sustain you in your time of grief. You are in my prayers now and in the days to come. Kathy Adams
Vranna and family, I am sorry to hear of your loss. In some ways it is harder to lose a son than a husband. Have faith in our Lord, Jesus Christ that there is a reason and a purpose in Phillip going home at this time and in this way. God knows what he is doing. Trust in Him. I will keep praying for your family. Each family event and get together you will feel the loss of your son, but rest in the fact that he is with the Lord. He is in the best place he can be. You are in my prayers, Love Annette Nelson
We are so sorry for your loss! Please know that all of you continue to be in our prayers and we know that the God of all comfort will be with you. You can rest in Him. Much love to all of you!
Perry and Vranna, Betsy, Becca, and Dan, it is with great sorrow that we hear of your loss of Philip. As old as we are, we still struggle with the paradox of the sorrow of loss and the joy of the Homecoming of one of God’s Saints. We appreciate your sharing Philip and his grilling of steaks in your home with us after the MBC Reunion. Elizabeth Elliot has said it best:
“Grief never ends, but it changes, it’s a passage, not a place to stay. Grief is not a sign of weakness, nor a lack of faith, it is the price of love.”
With all our Love,
Rick and Betty Schwettmann
I truly hope your family receives peace of mind! Knowing this mindset, please know there was nothing you could of done! So, so hard! I pray for peace of mind and knowing he is at peace now!
It is heartbreaking to hear of Philip’s passing. Life is beautiful but it’s also so hard, especially for those with tender hearts. When I think of my own children and how much I love them, I am reminded that God loves them even more. Philip is now at home with his Heavenly Father. Our thoughts and prayers are with you in the days and months ahead.
Dear family! We are so very sorry for your lost of your son and our relative Philip. We never had the opportunity to get to know him in person though we live in Sweden. Through this nice slide show we got a glimpse of his life. Our warmest and deepest thoughts and prayers to all of you. /Mattias, Malin, Olivia, Melvin and Viggo Rismark
Sorry to hear of your loss. Being the father of two sons myself, I’m sure
we would find such a loss would be devastating. Find peace in
I am very sorry for your loss and will continue to pray for your family.
Perry and Vranna, we are so so sad about Philip. We loved him and thought so much of him and was hoping and praying that he would make it through all of his difficult times. We now pray for both of you and Betsy and Becca and Dan. We now pray for Philip whom God will put his arms around him and take him to heaven. We love you guys so much. Love Darrell and Alice
Continued prayers for the entire family in this sad time. We pray that the Lord’s strength will get you and all those Philip touched through the hurt, and that one day there will be a reunion in Heaven.
Love and prayers for each of you.
Perry and Vranna!
We were not able to be at the funeral but it was nice to be able to watch it on line once we were home. I felt like I was there with all of you. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all at this hard time. I have so many good memories of Phillip to remember.
We. are so sorry for Phillip’s pain and overwhelming struggles and had been praying for him! You are in our prayers!
Dear family and sister of Phil:
My deepest sympathies.
I’ve had the honor of working with Phil these last 6mos. He talked often of his sister and so thankful Phil is safe in the arms of Jesus, our Savior.