Obituary of Phil Jones
Of Waukesha, passed away peacefully on November 12, 2022. He is survived by his loving wife of 64 years, Gertrude “Trudie” (nee. Nickel) and his brother Larry (Barbara) Jones of Waukesha. He is further survived by many nieces, nephews, great nieces & nephews, a couple great- great nieces & nephews, as well as many dear friends. He was preceded in death by siblings; Victor, Willie, Fred, Raymond, Edward, Dannie, Allen, and Ethel Martin.
Phil lived life to the fullest. Service to others gave him immense joy. Whether it was serving his country in the US Navy, or putting his white fluffy beard to use as Santa for local children every December, or singing in barber shop quartets or the church choir. He loved to make others smile. Ever the thrill seeker, Phil was a part of a group called the Wisconsin Skydivers logging over 2000 jumps. He was also a Golden Glove Boxer as well as an accomplished boxer in the Navy.
A visitation for Phil will be held on Thursday, November 17, 2022 at St. Joseph Catholic Church (818 North East Avenue Waukesha, WI 53186) at 10:00 a.m. with a Mass of Christian Burial to follow at 11:00 a.m. Following the Mass, Philip will be laid to rest in St. Joseph Cemetery (S22W22890 East Broadway Waukesha, WI 53186) Trudie would like to extend Special Thanks to her team that selflessly helped her care for Phil in recent weeks: Jessie & Dale “Nick” Nickel, Sherry Smith, in addition to the compassionate staff at ProHealth AngelsGrace.To send flowers to the family or plant a tree in memory of Phil Jones, please visit Tribute Store