|6/20/2014 10:54:00 AM|
Warren J. Manning, 72, of Poplar Grove, formerly of Mendota, died peacefully the afternoon of June 17, 2014, in Medina Manor, Durand, after battling ALS for more than two years.
A party in honor of Warren’s life will take place at a later date. Arrangements were by Anderson Funeral and Cremation Services, Belvidere.
Warren was born March 10, 1942, in Mendota to James C. and Mildred E. (Rapp) Manning. He married Maureen K. Burns on May 23, 1964, in Kansas City, Mo.
Following his graduation from LaMoille High School, he entered the U.S. Air Force, serving from October 1960 to October 1964. Warren was stationed at Richards-Gebaur Air Force Base in Grandview, Mo., and during this time he met his wife. Following his discharge from the Air Force he and Maureen returned to Mendota.
Warren worked for Hart-Carter (formerly Hume) from 1964 to 1969; he then became a letter carrier for the U.S. Postal Service with more than 30 years of service to the Mendota area. After retirement, he worked as a driver for Mendota Area Senior Services. He enjoyed fishing, walking, Chicago White Sox baseball, country music and a cold beer. Warren’s family will remember him as a devoted husband, father and grandfather, who placed his family first in all things.
Warren is loved and will be missed by his wife, Maureen of Poplar Grove; daughters, Lisa M. (Paul) Nolden of Poplar Grove and Linda L. Manning of Poplar Grove; grandsons, David P. Nolden of DeKalb and Benjamin M. (Lauren) Nolden of Buda; sisters and brother, Joan Lamkin, John “Jack” (Donna) Manning and Kay (Mike) Scott all of Mendota; brothers-in-law, Keith (Pat) Corrigan of Mendota, Dwayne (Carol) Burns of Kansas City, and Jerry Moore of Edmond, Okla.; sister-in-law, Kathy (Neil Barnhart) Yancey of Grain Valley, Mo.; many nieces, nephews, and cousins.
He was preceded in death by his parents; one brother, Robert; one sister, Anita Corrigan; and sister in-law Marilyn Moore.
In lieu of flowers, memorials may be directed to ALS Association, 1225 K Street NW, Suite 250, Washington, DC 2005 or www.ALSA.org.
To light a candle or to share a memory, visit www.AndersonFCS.com.
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