Philip Andrew Manor

Philip Andrew Manor was born April 3, 1981 in Madison, 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 Aug. 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 Packaging Technology in New Richmond.

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.  He also loved to grill and often treated his family to a tasty meal.

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 and Romans 12 were Philip’s favorite passages of Scripture.

He was preceded in death by his paternal grandfather, Lyman Manor, and his maternal grandparents, Philip and Doris (Bowman) Selander. 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.  

A Celebration of Life was held Aug. 21, 2021, at High Point Church in Madison, and another on Aug. 28 at the Bakken-Young Funeral Home in New Richmond.  The Rev. Steve Lloyd, pastor of Twin Valley Free Will Baptist Church in Middleton, officiated at both services.  Interment will be in his parents’ plot at Riverside Cemetery in Grantsburg.  Arrangements were entrusted to the Bakken-Young Funeral & Cremation Services, New Richmond, and we thank them for their excellent service.  Both services can be viewed on their website at

Thank you also to so many friends and family members 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.