Phillip "Phil" E. LeFebvre of Waukesha, died unexpectedly on Monday, February 2, 2015 at age 78. He was born in Kenosha on December 31, 1936, the son of Myron and Sybilla (nee Marek) Lefebvre. On December 27, 1958 he married Sandra "Sandy" Fox. They recently celebrated 56 years of marriage together.
Phil graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison with a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering. He proudly served his country in the United States Air Force. Phil owned Bear Electronics for many years, taught at WCTC and was currently working at B/E Aerospace (formerly EMTEQ), a job that combined his love for airplanes and electronics. He could fix almost anything and loved to invent things, holding several patents.
He was a longtime member of St. Joseph Catholic Church, Holy Name Society and the Knights of Columbus Waukesha Council #1825 where he served as Grand Knight and District Deputy. Phil loved gardening, traveling and waterfalls. He was passionate about the Fine Arts and was a charter member of the Skylight Music Theatre. Halloween was his favorite holiday. For generations, his 6ft. talking "Witchy Witch" sat on the roof and fascinated trick or treaters. He loved being with his family. He will always be remembered as a loving and devoted husband, father and grandfather.
He will be deeply missed by his wife Sandy, and their children, Barbara (Mark) Wolff, Mark (Jacqui) Lefebvre, Kathleen (Bruce) Everly and Theresa (Jason) Worrall. He was the dear grandfather of Kyle, Tyler and Karlye Wolff, Oliver Lefebvre, Samuel (Heather) Everly, Matthew, Jacob, Emma and Martha Everly, Eliza, Nathan and Benjamin Worrall. He is further survived by his sister, Gail (the late Jim) Walker, his nephews, Scott (Ashley) Seidl and Paul (Elizabeth) Lefebvre along with other relatives and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents, his sister Ruth Ann (Richard) Eischeid and his brother Paul Lefebvre.
Visitation and Mass of Christian Burial were held on Friday February 6, 2015 at St. Joseph Catholic Church, 822 N. East Avenue, Waukesha, WI 53186. A private family burial with full military honors was held at St. Joseph Cemetery. In lieu of flowers memorials are appreciated to St. Joseph Catholic Church or the Skylight Music Theatre, 158 N. Broadway, Milwaukee, WI 53202.