Services celebrating Phil’s life will be held in Draeger-Langendorf Funeral Home on Thursday, June 16, 2022 at 11:00 am with Rev. Stephen Jennings officiating. A memorial luncheon will follow. Visitation will be in the funeral home on Thursday from 10-11 am.
In lieu of flowers, memorials to Trinity Lutheran Church – Racine have been suggested.
Racine – Philip John Veselik, age 87, passed away peacefully at AccentCare Hospice in Oak Creek on Thursday, June 9, 2022.
Philip was born in Racine on October 2, 1934 to the late Ernest and Evelyn (nee: Pierson) Veselik. After attending Washington Park High School, he was united in marriage with the love of his life, Delores Mae (nee: LaPat), on June 30, 1956 in St. Joseph Catholic Church.
With a profound work ethic, Phil was employed for over 40 years as a machinist with Moxness Products, retiring in 2000. He was a longtime member of Trinity Lutheran Church in Racine. Among his interests, Phil enjoyed fishing, bowling (up until age 85), carpentry,coached girls softball teams; avid Packers, Brewers, and secret Yankee fan; and always looked forward to a great fried chicken dinner. Above all, Phil loved being together with his entire family including his little brothers Fred and Lester Horn.
Surviving are his loving wife of nearly 66 years, Delores “Dee”; their children, Cheryl (Frank) Langel, Sue (Dan) Brieschke, Phylis Horn & Robert “Bob” Veselik; grandchildren, Amanda (Byron Johnson) Langel, Sarah (Josh) Ryan, Mary (Matt) McClure, Christine (Nate Berryman) Horn & Stephen Horn; great-grandchildren, Sophia & Isaac Ryan and Molly McClure; sister, Barbara Sanders; sisters-in-law, Maryann (Larry) Anderson & Patricia Barth; nieces, nephews, other relatives & friends.
In addition to his parents, Phil was preceded in death by his son-in-law, Allen Horn; grandson Christopher Langel; great-grandson, Byron Johnson; brother, Robert Veselik; and brothers-in-law, Guy Sanders & Joseph Frank LaPat.
Services celebrating Phil’s life will be held in Draeger-Langendorf Funeral Home on Thursday, June 16, 2022 at 11:00 am with Rev. Stephen Jennings officiating. A memorial luncheon will follow. Visitation will be in the funeral home on Thursday from 10-11 am. In lieu of flowers, memorials to Trinity Lutheran Church – Racine have been suggested.
A special note of thanks to Dr. Bake at Ascension Hospital and Heartland Hospice staff, especially Kyla, Steve, Chaka, Amanda, Jason, Marisa & Chaplain Sherry for the compassionate care & support given in Phil’s time of need. May God bless all of you!