Philip de Veau, 94


Philip de Veau, of Edgerton, formerly of Hot Springs Village, Ark., and Thiensville, passed away peacefully June 25, 2013, at age 94.

He was born on Feb. 5, 1919, in Seattle to James and Alice (nee Trimble) de Veau but grew up in Minneapolis. Phil married Betty (nee Sellers) on April 7, 1945, and they moved to Wisconsin.

Phil worked as a manufacturer’s representative in the electrical and lighting business. After retiring from Standard Electric Co. in 1982, they moved to Hot Springs Village, Ark., where he was very involved in outreach programs in the community and with Holy Trinity Episcopal Church. There, Phil started the shoe program giving a new pair of shoes to needy school children in three districts at Christmas time. Through Holy Trinity and the other churches in the village, he started a food pantry in his basement that collected food used to make food baskets delivered to the needy at the holidays. Phil enjoyed playing golf and was a master bridge player which he was able to do until his death. He is survived by his two daughters, Candy (Larry) Schroeder of Milton and Karen (Michael) Smith of Cedarburg; five grandchildren, Laura (Dave) Konle, Scott (Michelle) Schroeder, Sherri (Kevin) Kerkering, Brice (Sara) Smith and Shaun (Courtney) Smith. He was also the beloved great-grandfather of nine.

A memorial service will be held at a later date in Hot Springs Village, Ark. Memorials may be sent to: The Shoe Fund at Holy Trinity Episcopal Church, 199 Barcelona Road, Hot Springs Village, AR 71909.

The family wishes to express sincere gratitude to Swifthaven Assisted Living and Agrace HospiceCare for their loving care.

Ehlert Funeral Home of Edgerton is assisting the Family.

Condolences may be expressed online at www.ehlertfuneralhome.com.