Located in front of the Market Place.
Also, the Cub Scouts will be at the Farmers Market selling popcorn. Please support their cause.
Marjorie Kienapfel and Beverly Ann Ruhde - Kinderfest 1939
Margie Elouise Kienapfel, daughter of Fred O. and Caroline (Ploen) Kienapfel, was born March 8, 1932, in Manning, Iowa. She grew up in Manning where she attended school, graduating from Manning High School in 1950. Margie then worked as an employee service representative for United Telephone for 31 years. Starting in 1982, she worked as a receptionist at Manning Regional Healthcare Center, retiring in 2007.
On Monday, September 17, 2018, Margie passed away at the Manning Plaza Nursing Home in Manning. She was 86 years of age.
Margie was a member of the First Presbyterian Church, Star Banner Camp 9734, Rural Neighbors of America, and the Manning American Legion Auxiliary.
Margie is survived by three nieces: Carole Evilsizer and husband Ron of Denison; Dr. Lana Vander Linden of Rocky Mount, North Carolina; and Nancy Kienapfel of Ouray, Colorado; a nephew William Sharp and wife Connie of Polk City; and by many great-nieces and great-nephews. She was preceded in death by her parents, a sister Dorothy and husband Tom Sharp, a brother Harold J. Kienapfel and wife Eileen; and two nephews Donald Sharp and Dr. Bruce J. Kienapfel.
1950 MHS graduates: Sue Ann Clark, Gene Dales, Charles Fielweber, Ardella Frahm (valedictorian), Lyle Fuss, Vernon Godiksen, Irwin Grau, Marlyn Gruhn, LaVonne Hargens, Rosemary Hinz, Donald Horbach, Margie Kienapfel, Leland Kienast, Arthur Kruse, Orrin Kuhn, Dorothy Lake, Ethel Leinen, Richard Mincey (salutatorian), Rose Ann Muhlbauer, Phyllis Musfeldt, Merlin Nulle, Shirley Ohrt, Donald Pfannkuch, Marilyn Popp, John Pratt, Donald Puck, Lynn Rix, Marjorie Rowedder, Beverly Ruhde, Milo Sander, Sally Schrum, Norbert Sextro, Ardella Singsank, Donnarae Strathman, Dean Stribe, Robert Tank, Dean Vollstedt, Eugene Wagner, Jeanette Willenborg
1950 former students: Warden Allen, Florence Borkowski, Pat Cullen, DeRooy DeWilde, Arthur Erikson, Lloyd Hagedorn, Merlin Hass, Norma Hass, Barbara Held, Ray Hill, Merlin Joens, Leonard Jorgensen, Danny Korwes, Frank Kuchel, Kathleen Lee, Bonnie McCord, John McMahon, Duane Meggers, Tommy Mersman, Shirley Olbertz, Peggy Roggendorf, Kenneth Rohr, John Rollins, Dolores Schiek, Dolores Steele, Virginia Swank, Bill Taylor, Marlene Vinke, Jackie Vollmer, Floyd White, Ted Wiemann
1949-50 faculty: Vera Macumber, K; Marjorie Chalmers, first; Doris Huff, second; Helen Shemat, third; Rita Theobald, fourth; Theresa Theobald, fifth; Lee H. (Mrs. R.G.) Kalkbrenner, sixth; Rosemary Gleason, junior high; William G. Anderson, junior high principal; Christine Sanders, homemaking; Orville Harris, instrumental; Esther Stryzewski, vocal; Marie Perkins, H.S. principal; Myra Hamann, social science; Arlene Edgington, mathematics; George Triplett, science; C.W. "Bill" Steneker, coach and manual training; Joe R. McGrath, English; Dale Schnirring, agriculture; Elaine Ellis, typing; Mrs. Sybilla Darling, nurse; Kenneth B. Koch, superintendent; Henry Dethlefs, John Jones and Claussie Nielsen, custodians
Harold Kienapfel WWII
Amos Kusel next to steering wheel, with Harold Kienapfel behind
On the August Kusel 1927 (open flywheel) D John Deere at the Kusel farm
Harold Kienapfel on Beauty, Amos Kusel on Fannie
On the August Kusel farm
Back: Melvin Ohde, Herbert Molter, Wesley Ohde
Front: Harold "Hip" Kienapfel, Oliver Ohde, Ray Ohde, Orville Johnson
Hip started playing the trumpet when he was 14.
He started playing for the Harmony boys around 1933.
Marge had a lot of excitement one night...read and look below.
I just remembered Marge talking about a fire in Manning. Fortunately I wrote down some of Fireman Bill Ohde's memories of the same event that Marge also experienced.
Fortunately I was also able to scan Lavern & Audrey Olsen's pictures of this fire.
I think this is Bill Ohde
Julius Hoffman on hose with Laverne Olsen behind
Jr. Schrum, Orlo Peters, Eleanor Schrum
Eddie Johnson facing the camera left and Mayburn Ramsey right facing camera
Jul Hoffman facing camera with Laverne Olsen behind Jul
When firemen Amos Misselhorn and William Ohde arrived at the scene they ran up the stairs to check the second story for anyone trapped by the fire. As they got to the top of the steps they were blown back down and outside when a barrel of fuel oil exploded in front of them. Fortunately Louie Hagedorn had already escaped and no one living on the second floor was hurt by the fire.
During this fire the water tower ran empty because of human error in keeping it full.
There was a fire wall between the phone company and Rix feed store that prevented the fire from spreading to the buildings on the west.
To the north of these buildings along Main Street was the Ben Joens home/business, so when the water tower ran dry, kids were asked throw snowballs on top of the roof of the house to help prevent it from catching fire.
If you follow the link below to Homecomings of the past, you'll see pictures from as far back as 70 years ago.
While I have been collecting/scanning school pictures for over 40 years, the bulk of Manning school stuff was acquired when I worked on the Manning Schools History book project from 2006 - 2009, after finishing the Manning Quasqui history book.
At that time, very few alumni came forward with their scrapbooks and pictures, but even with a lack of over-all support from the thousands of alumni, I have a tremendous database started because of a FEW members who brought me their scrapbooks and boxes of pictures to scan.
One of hundreds of goals about Manning history that I'll never be able to fully complete is to get individual graduation pictures of each Manning student.
Someday I envision having a "wall of graduates" in a future museum.
The ONLY way this can happen is if many more Manning connected people and alumni come forward with their old pictures, so I can scan them. Here is the oldest Manning graduation picture I have come across - so far.
So please contact/e-mail me about your old scrapbooks and boxes of pictures that you probably haven't looked at since you graduated - AND someday your children/grandchildren/great-grandchildren will throw away.
Take a look back in time to previous Homecomings in Manning.
If you find errors or can help with IDs - please let me know...
May 1, 2008 High School students and faculty waving goodbye
Next project was the 2018 Kinderfest
I started editing the Kinderfest pictures on the 13th and got to 130 pictures edited...just a little over half way...finished with the rest on the 14th
Click to see the 2018 IKM-Manning Commencement
Three (4.0) 2018 Valedictorians: Payton Sporrer, Shyanne Sporrer, Peyton Gross
From the 1981 Manning Centennial history book:
In July 1948, the Manning VFW post purchased a roller rink at Fox Lake, Minnesota, and Ramsey Trucking moved it to the intersection of Second and Main streets.
A contest was held to name the rink and the name "Mid-Town Roller Rink", submitted by Ronnie Timmerman, was selected.
The skating rink was managed by Glen Jensen, Elmer Schelldorf and Ralph Hagedorn and operated until 1951.
Note the "Fast Skating Not Allowed" sign to the right
Skating "monitors" Roger Vollstedt & Dean Vollstedt
Joyce Strathman after returning home from the rink
Carol Sanders, Charlotte Paulsen, Diane Rix - I think this is the VFW rink
Back: Dean Vollstedt, Roger Vollstedt
Front: Phyllis Branning, Lowene ?
1957 baseball team
I checked but don't have any individual or graduation pictures of Ron Timmerman, his sister or parents.
Ron died in 1987 and his sister, Dorothy Evans died before this.
Their parents were Fred & Veronica Timmerman.
Fred "King Cob" use to haul corn cobs to Carroll with his trucks. It was a sight to see. He had all of the extensions he could put on his truck and then put a row of snow fence above that. His trucks would lean going around my Uncle Melvin Kusel's corner (Parker's Corner) and up the hill. You'd think they would tip over but I don't think he ever had that problem.
He had a small farm with house, small barn and sheds that was located along Railroad Street.
When you drove through the Milwaukee underpass from Nameless Street you could see the house. I don't know if his family ever lived there but I remember it well because it was just east of the old "Doc" Bill Hagedorn farm that we purchased in the early 1960s.
When the Timmermans sold that farm, a Parker descendant bought it back - it was originally part of the Parker farm, along with the Hagedorn property we later purchased.
My uncle Melvin Kusel was farming the Parker land at the time and we helped him burn down the old buildings, take out the fence, and clean up the place.
Warren Timmerman on the running board with his Uncle Fred Timmerman in the car.
If you have old Manning pictures and just don't want to bother digging them out and getting them to me to scan, then please reconsider...
Please e-mail me if you are willing to work with me on Manning history and sharing old pictures and documents.
Having worked on Manning family history for over 40 years, I also have the advantage of recognizing a name on a picture that most people won't have because
the are only familiar with their immediate family history. So what may appear to be a picture of someone not conneted to Manning, I'll probably either know
the connection or be able to find the connetion.
I not only do not ignore all of those OTHER pictures, I have NO favorite or specific subject so I scan EVERYTHING Manning.
After a while I also started realizing that there were more families in the Manning area who were also related to me once I started "connecting all of those dots."
For instance these are the 1974 classmates who I'm related to: Jon Ahrendsen, Jerilyn Kusel, Dean Moeller, Dave Nelson,
Dale Sieve, Peggy Sibbel, and if you dig even deeper I'm related on the Gruhn side of one of Karen Tank's sister-in-laws.
If I'd think about it more I could probably find other family connections to more classmates of 1974.
As I'm writing this it hit me that I have another way to get pictures from people to scan, by asking for ONLY those pictures that they aren't connected to and the ones not identified that they will probably never digitize or share with anyone else - more than likely will get thrown away.
So if you don't want to trust me with your family pictures, I'll gladly scan all other old Manning connected pictures, documents, and historical items you have that aren't considered anything you worry about losing.
So to anyone who has old Manning connected history and willing to share, please e-mail me so we can work out a way for me to get them to scan.
Here are some examples of pictures of my Ehrichs relatives that I found in other people's collections who are not related to our family, but they were friends of
one of my relatives, so they took the pictures.
Many times they are not identified, but I'm able to recognize family resemblences and then in the case of these pictures I just go to my mother who would know them.
Glenn Ehrichs, Lester Boyens - from a Derner collection
Berdine (Rowedder) Ehrichs - from a Hansen collection
Verna Ehrichs (top), Verna Asmus - from a Petersen collection
Back in April of this year, Jean Garner, 1974 AFS student, posted a message on my guestbook.
After sharing some information back and forth it gave me an idea. I wanted to see how many pictures and information I could dig up in my database that dealt with each member of the class and their family history.
I just now finally found time to finish this feature story that I started back in April and was surprised at how much I have for most of the members.
But I don't have any pictures for some of the classmates.
If they want to be included in the Manning historical preservation database I'm building, then I hope they'll e-mail me so we can work together so I can get pictures from them to scan.
I also have included military pictures connected to various members of the class.
If you are a Veteran and have not yet worked with me on your military story to be included in the Manning Veterans' history book - then now is the time to e-mail me.
Dean Moeller sent me very well-written military stories about his dad, himself, and his two sons. He also sent me a lot of nice pictures, so please check out his link.
Jean Garner and I had been e-mailing back and forth and she is interested in hearing from her classmates and schoolmates.
My year at Manning was a very important one in my life and I can't believe it was so many years ago, time has flown.
I am happy for you to put my email address out there.
Jean is also interested in contacting Duane Griffin and his parents - her host family during her stay at Manning.
Helen Espenhover MHS 1968
Jackie Hinners MHS 1988
Elizabeth Hinners MHS 2002
Richard Hinners, 79 of Halbur, died Tuesday, September 4, 2018, at St. Anthony Nursing Home in Carroll.
Mass of the Christian Burial will be celebrated at 10 a.m., Saturday, September 8, 2018, at St. Augustine Catholic Church in Halbur. The Celebrant will be Fr. Steve Brodersen. Mass Servers will be Caleb Rotert and Braden Riesberg. Music will be by Julie Sibbel and the St. Augustine Choir. Lector for the funeral mass will be Tom Espenhover. Gift Bearers will be: Emma Branning, Summer Clark, Jacey Fuchs, and Aubrey Behrens. Eucharistic Ministers will be: Julie Eischeid, Sheri Leiting, and Joe Espenhover. Honorary Casket Bearers will be Richard's grandchildren. Casket Bearers will be Tim Hinners, Randy Hinners, Mike Eischeid, Larry Jo Hinners, Dale Hinners and Joe Hinners. Burial will be in St. Augustine Cemetery in Halbur with military honors conducted by the Arcadia American Legion.
Visitation will be held from 4-7 p.m. on Friday at St. Augustine Church in Halbur. There will be a Christian Wake Service at 5:30 p.m. Additional visitation will be from 8:45-9:45 a.m. on Saturday at the church.
In lieu of flowers memorials may be left at the church for the Richard Hinners family for later designations.
Funeral arrangements are under the direction of the Sharp Funeral Home in Carroll and online condolences may be left for Richard's family at www.sharpfuneral.com.
Born in rural Halbur, Iowa on November 29, 1938, Richard was the son of Arthur and Loretta (Trecker) Hinners. He attended St. Augustine School and later graduated from Carroll High School. At a young age he took interest in agriculture being involved with 4-H show cattle and helping his father on the farm.
In 1961, Dick was drafted in the United States Army, serving until his honorable discharge in 1967. On September 13, 1969, he was united in marriage to Helen Espenhover at Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Manning. Dick and Helen made their home southwest of Halbur where he was engaged in grain and livestock farming until his retirement at the age of 65 when the couple moved into the Halbur Community.
Dick enjoyed playing cards and was an avid Iowa Hawkeye and Chicago Cubs fan. He loved watching all of his children's and grandchildren's activities. Dick was also active with the Carroll County Beef Producers and Carroll County Pork Producers, where he was a Past President. He was also a member of the Knights of Columbus, Manning VFW, Arcadia American Legion, and St. Augustine Church.
Dick is survived by his wife Helen Hinners of Halbur; his children: Jackie (Kurt) Branning of Halbur, Rodney (Lori) Hinners of Manning, Jason (Mindy) Hinners of Pleasantville, Robin (Sean) Clark of Bloomington, Illinois, Jessica (Mike) Fuchs of Carroll, and Lizzy (Jeremy) Behrens of Carroll; 20 grandchildren; 1 great-grandchild; his siblings: Marjorie (Ray) Hacker of Halbur, Arden (Judy) Hinners of Carroll, Larry (Della) Hinners of Manning, and Jack (Lois) Hinners of Manning; his sisters-in-law and brothers-in-law: Lois Hinners, Margaret Hinners, Henry Darveaux, Duane (June) Espenhover, Dave (Maxine) Espenhover, Jane Eischeid, Shirley (Kenny) Vogl, Joe (Jane) Espenhover, Carol (Dave) Ramsey, Cindy (Scott) Heinrichs, Tom (Julie) Espenhover, Paul (Cindy) Espenhover, and Jerry Espenhover; as well as many nieces, nephews, and other extended relatives.
Dick was preceded in death by his parents, Art and Loretta Hinners; his daughter, Amy Jo Hinners; his parents-in-law, Joe and Helen Espenhover; his sisters: Jeanette Eischeid and Dolores Darveaux; and his brothers: Vernon Hinners and Donald Hinners.
I also want to bring to everyone's attention that this event also helps the local grocery store.
It's so easy today to just hop in your car and drive to another town and buy groceries there...your right but someday you'll be older and won't be able to just run to another town and what if there is no local grocery store?
I'm proud to say that my family going back to my mom and dad - always supported the local businesses. They owners pay taxes, employ people, donate to community events, attend our churches, particpate in the schools, volunteer.
So if you want to end up having less tax payers, less places of employment, less donations, less volunteers, etc. then go ahead and shop out of town.
Someday you or your children might have a ghost town to live in!
Click to see the information
Click for an entry form
On behalf of the Manning Rotary, we thank you for participating in a very successful event last year.
Who will be bringing home the trophy and bragging rights this year?
If your team is up for the challenge, please complete the entry form and return the entry form by October 15, 2018.
Please note, this event is not just for businesses, this is for organizations, churches, families, friends, etc.
Three of Rev. F.C.'s children married at Trinity Church in Manilla: Lydia married Leo Voss; Arthur married Edith Fink, and Dorothy married Lester Davis.
Edith married two Arthurs. First, she married Arthur Israel on September 6, 1942, at Trinity Lutheran in Manilla. They had two children together, Allan and Sue.
Arthur Israel died in 1952, while the family lived in Harvey, Illinois.
Edith remarried Arthur Mitchell in 1958, and Art adopted the two children.
Frederick Israel, Sr. was born September 5, 1855, in Mecklenburg-Strelitz, Germany.
Letter from Edith Fink to Roy Struve
Click to read the letter
William Fink - father of the Fink children
I keep showing these special stories and pleading for people to get me their old pictures and history so I can scan and add to my database and then be able to show even more interesting historical connections here on my webpage.
So many people who work on their genealogy and history concentrate on the branches of their family tree and some old pictures, but the all too often forget about preserving old letters, documents, and all of the little tidbit items.
This is why I show the letters, envelopes, little memorial cards...all sorts of non-traditional historical items that usually get or have been thrown away.
Thanks to Lois Peters, I now have the names of the couples in the wedding picture.
Roy Jahn, Clifford Joens, Lois Jahn, Arlene Bandow - April 21, 1946
All of this was made possible because Linda Rowedder let me go through their family scrapbook and pictures...I scanned around 400 pictures from that collection.
How many other bits of history like this are out there in collections connected to Manning that I have not scanned?
Do you have any Manning history/pix/documents? If so then please e-mail me.
Your stuff will help someone in the future - either through my web pages or the Manning Historical Preservation Database I continue to build.
Raising the US Flag on Iwo Jima February 23, 1945
The "First Man" 2018 movie leaves out the historical event of Armstrong and Aldrin raising the US flag.
I read from several sources that it took 400,000 workers and $24 Billion for the US to achieve the first moon landing.
I'm surprised the title of the movie isn't "First Person."
Of course if you believe some people, even today, the Moon landing was faked!
I suppose a future movie remake about the "Battle of Iwo Jima" will exclude the US flag being raised by Americans.
Here is what I usually find with the above situations - their pictures have already faded, there is almost always some damage and most of the time those items on display
will continue to fade because they did not put those things behind UV resistant glass and end up having them next to an outside window or under a hall light which will
dramatically speed up the fading/deterioration process.
Then the other aspects most people aren't aware of are that the acid in the paper is constantly deteriorating the picture/document, and many times paper loving insects will get in between the frame and have a "hay day" feeding on them to where they chew through the picture or document. Much of the time the holes are so small that no one notices the damage - at least not until I remove them from the frame, only to discover the damage.
So like I tell people who worry about me - they are their own worst enemy to the pictures they think they are protecting/preserving.
The only way to truly preserve that history is to make high resolution digital scans of them and have that data stored in another database besides their own.
To give you an idea of how poorly most old documents and pictures are cared for...I recently grabbed a bunch of old Ohde pictures and documents to scan.
Now this is not a criticism of the family...it is a typical example of what happens to old documents that are rolled up and then unrolled to look at and then rolled back up again.
Even if no one ever looked at the item that was rolled up, they become very brittle. So when I work on them I need to carefully unroll them to avoid as much cracking as possible.
Now the worst thing to do is to not unroll them and get them scanned - for fear they might crack some more...in a matter of years they will become so brittle and deteriorate to a point that they'll fall apart and become "dust in the wind." Then there will be absolutely no way to scan them - it will be TOO LATE.
The document below was not only cracked and badly damaged it was also completely broken in half. Someone in the family attempted to repair the document by scotch taping the two pieces together but that only adds to the damage because the glue on the tape will transfer to the paper and cause yellowing and darkening which then takes even more time to restore the image.
So in the future if I ask to scan your old framed and loose pictures/documents - BEFORE you say NO, please remember these before and after images.
I would think everyone will agree that I not only did not damage the document but now have a wonderful digital image that could be printed to replace the original item once it falls to pieces completely.
So if you want to doom your old document or picture to the trash heap of history - then just tell me you won't let me scan your item.
I have plenty of other people's history that they want me to scan and preserve, so I just move on and let the resistant people wallow in their ignorance about historical preservation.
In order to get to the point of having a good scanned image, I first had to unroll the two halves and lay them flat under the scanner lid and then place some heavy books on top
to press down for about a week.
After this time frame I was able to lay the two halves flat and next to each other and realign them as best I could.
Then I used some tape on the back to hold the halves securely. After that I was able to make a high resolution scan.
Fortunately I have a large format scanner, so I did not have to split scan the document and then merge the two halves. This would have increased the restoration time and moving the document each time could crack it more.
Once scanned, I worked on the image over 3 different days. I saved the file in TIF format so there is no compression, causing loss of quality.
Since I made it a super high resolution scan, I would save the changes to a new file every so often so as to not lose any of my digital restoration.
Once I was finished I immediately copied the files to my back up hard drive - I take no chances!!!
Normally I won't work on a document so badly damaged. I may make a high resolution scan of it but will keep it back and possibly restore it in the future.
But since the Ohde family has been so helpful with my historical work and they freely have shared their old pictures and documents with me over the decades, I am honored to help them preserve their family history.
Update on the Hillside Splash project
On May 15, 2018, the city council approved $400,000 in matching funds for the proposed Hillside Splash project. JEO Consulting has been working on design ideas and a proposal to complete this project in 3 phases.
Phase 1 will begin in 2019-20 with construction beginning in 2020-21, or as soon as funds are raised.
A zero-depth pool with some play features are planned in phase 1, with the slide aspects in phase 2, and a spray pad for phase 3.
Click on the link below to see some very interesting history on how Manning achieves so many amazing things and is now working on another unique project.
Oh the Fun of playing in the Sun (1968)
1909 cartoon about 2 boys nabbing their friends' clothes while "skinny dippin.'"
Click to find out about the project
So for the next few months things will continue to be slow on my web page updates, but I still am hoping that more Manning connected Veterans and/or their families will come forward with pictures and information - as I still have hundreds of Manning Veterans who I have little if any information.
Here is a picture I recently received. His great-grandniece found my web page last year and after several e-mails I found out that her great-granduncle originally lived in the Manning area before his family moved to South Dakota.
You can find information about him on my WWI Veterans' page.
So many people today have become so self-involved with themselves and their obsession on social media, that I think we need to be constantly reminded about why we have the easy and spoiled lifestyle we live in today.
An observation I made during Orland's funeral was the lack of attendance by business people and Manning citizens in general. I realize many of
them paid their respects at the viewing the day before and the church is relatively small but having attended funerals for 50+ years and knowing Manning history...society has
changed a lot - it was quite common when a businessman passed away years ago that the businesses on Main Street closed down during the funeral and most of the owners
attended the funeral.
Here are just two examples.
Ulysses L. Patton
July 30, 1908
ONE OF OUR OLDEST PIONEER CITIZENS PASSES AWAY LAST SUNDAY AFTERNOON.
Was a Member of the City Council for Fifteen Years and on School Board for Nine Years.
Mr. Patton has been in the stock business in Manning for a number of years and was associated in the business with his son, Dwight, at the time of his death. As a token of the esteem in which Mr. Patton is held by the business men here every place of business in the city was closed from 10 to 12 o'clock, during the time of his funeral and all public work was suspended the entire day.
John Frahm, Prominent Business Man Died Tuesday
Entered Into Rest May 28, 1940 At Home Manning
The spacious funeral home and every, available place around the premises was occupied by friends during the services. Every business place in town was closed in his respect during the services.
The deceased leaves many memories and some heritages which will endure through Manning's history. He was one of the towns leading citizens; a man of pleasing personality; jovial; kind and honorable. He was a good friend to have and he had a host of friends. The Chamber of Commerce, Manning, 3-Mile House and 5-Mile House Schuetzen Verein, of which he was a member, and other organizations always found him a willing worker and liberal giver. The town and community will feel his departure in losing a faithful helper and progressive citizen. He was a faithful husband and a kind and loving father in his home and gave himself unselfishly for the comforts and good of his family.
Another reason why more citizens should have attended the funeral was to honor and show respect to Orland for his military service...a Veteran of the Korean War.
Now these comments are solely my own and not intended to judge/criticize anyone but just as an observation of change over the years.
Visitation Wednesday April 25, 2018 , 3:30 PM - 7:00 PM at Ohde Funeral Home, Manning
Funeral Service Thursday April 26, 2018, 10:30 AM at First Presbyterian Church, Manning
Visitation resumes at church at 9:30 AM.
Interment with Military Honors will follow the funeral at the Manning Cemetery
More information and pictures coming...
Korean War Veterans continues
For those of you who are occasional visitors to the Manning Exchange - please make sure to click on the "archived articles" section where previous featured stories are kept.
We would like to hear from you, the "1983 Leaders of Tomorrow" who have relatives and chums in your hometown of Manning, Iowa.
Who grew up on a farm south of Manning, has chased tornados, and is now a meteorologist for the National Weather Service?
Click to see the answer in his own words
Note: Your story does not have to be as thorough as found at the link above but at least send us a couple paragraphs to bring us up to date from 1983. Here is the DIRECT link to the 1983 web page.
Parents of the "1983" kids - please encourage your children to send in their updated information and any pix they may want to include.
Sometimes a little nudge by mom or dad will get the ball rolling!
Each 1983 "Leader of Tomorrow" has interesting family history.
Here are the names of the "1983 kids" who we are looking for an update from...
Aaron & Courtney Potthoff, Adam Croghan, Andrew & Amanda & Brandon Puck, Alex & Abbey Ranniger, Allison & Megan Keese, Angela & Heather & Michele Hass, Angie & Alan Irlbeck, Bradley Christensen, Bryan & Nathan Rohe, Chelsea Souter, Christin Ann Fara, Christopher Wegner, Cole & Ty Henderson, Dale & Vanessa & Derek Hargens, Daniel Wayne Tibben, Daniel & Janelle Stribe, Dawn & Derrick Rohe, Dawn & Michelle Willenborg, Elizabeth & Jamy Zinke, Ericka & Andrea Ehlers, Gary & Beth & Tim Ferneding, Heather & Jessica & Jimmy Switzer, Jackelyn McKeighan, Jamie Jo Irlbeck, Jeffrey & Joey & Jeremy Irlbeck, Jeffry & Kelli & Jason Lorenzen, Jeremia Rex Macumber, Jennifer & Jason & Renee Knueven, Jennifer & Jeremy Misselhorn, Jeremy Puck, Jessica Rasmussen, Jill Kienast, Joe Stein, Joseph & Mackenzie Hinners, Kasie & Andrea & Amy Lorenzen, Kenzie Kae Kerkhoff, Lauren & Shad Bauer, Marte Wanninger, Matthew & Mandi Weitl, Melissa & Angie Pfannkuch, Michael & Amy & Jeremy Kasperbauer, Michael & Michaela Hargens, Melissa & Michaela Vinke, Michael & Matthew Siepker, Michaela & Crystal Ehlers, Natasha Vonnahme, Ryan & Rachel Pfannkuch, Sabrina Lee, Sarah Kaszinski, Sheri & Trena Bell, Tara Zeman, Stephen & Ryan & Darren Andersen, Tonya Jo Wurr, Tiffany & Michelle Jahn, Tim & Matt Hugeback, Brian & Katie & Steph Beck, Troy & Robin Wanninger
If you send me some information about yourself, I may also be able to find some pictures of your parents, grandparents, family members that I have in my database (as shown above).
We can use them in your story along with your "1983" picture.
What ever became of the
1983 "Leaders of Tomorrow"
Have some of your "Dreams" come true?
"Let it be known that he who wears the military order of the purple heart has given of his blood in the defense of his homeland and
shall forever be revered by his fellow countrymen."
George Washington, August 7, 1782
Just as a reminder: the Manning History book committee continues to work on a Manning area Veterans' history book
For those of you who are Veterans or have/had Veterans in your family - will you come forward?
The history book committee will do their best to get as many pictures and information about the 1000+ Manning Veterans but we can't do it all by ourselves.
How many small communities do you know have published 5 history books? The first one was the History of Manning 1898, then the 1981 Manning Centennial book, next the 2006 Manning Quasqui book, and most recently the 2009 Manning School history book. Probably the last book to be published will be the upcoming Manning Veterans' book - unless someone comes forward in the next generation to take over these projects after I'm gone. Will you help with the Veterans' history book project? If you are a Manning connected Veteran or are presently serving and do not submit your military connected pictures and infomation you probably won't be in this once-in-a-life-time Manning Veterans' history book. With a limited number of volunteers we can only do so much on our own but will try to get pictures of as many Veterans as we can. There are over 1000 Manning Veterans so we have a long ways to go before the book can be published.
Manning Veterans are slowly coming forward and below is another example. We hope to eventually get more pictures and information for Mike to put in the book but for now this is what I have to show to you.
One thing that many Veterans and people who are submitting information have not fully understood is that this next
Manning history book is specifically a Veterans' only book. It won't be like the Centennial or Quasqui history books were,
where there is a Veterans' section along with other community aspects. We are aiming for a 2-volume book (around 1090 total pages) which will really be unique!!!
This book will be ALL Veterans' information (and the post auxiliaries) - hence it won't be a "Name, Rank, and Serial Number" only history but we want a complete history for each Veteran.
For instance - below is Louis Boell's picture and the information that was published in the Veteran section of the 1982 Aspinwall Centennial history book. It has the basic information but we are looking for more and I spoke to Louie by phone and he sent more pictures and information - also for his brothers.
To see what Louis submitted click on the link underneath "Are you a Manning Veteran" shown below.
Note: we also want some family background such as parents and grandparents. All too often you will only see just the Veteran's name with their basic military information but without the family connections it will be difficult for future historians and genealogists to know for sure who this person belongs to.
Please e-mail me about your Veteran questions email@example.com
1 Manning citizen served in the War of 1812
48 served in the Civil War
1 served in the Indian War
3 served in the Spanish American War
300+ served during WWI
550+ served during WWII
87+ served in the Korean war era
65+ (more names need to be found) served in the Vietnam era
55+ (many more names need to be found) served from 1975 to present
26 paid the ultimate price with their lives defending the U.S. Flag
We are starting the Manning Veterans' history book project
Don't wait until you see "Deadline" or it WILL be too late!!!
Click to read promos for the Veteran book
If you simply don't want those old family pictures you inherited please don't throw them - send them my way.
A lot of times I can recognize a face or location in those old pix.
One thing to keep in mind while you are looking for pictures - if they are glued in old scrap books please do NOT try to pull them out or cut them out. I can scan the whole page of the scrapbook and crop out the pictures you want to use in the book. If you attempt to forcibly remove the pictures you will probably damage them and when I scan them that damage will probably show up. This means I'll either have to use my graphics program to touch up the damage which can take a lot of time, or if they are badly damaged I just may not even take the time to scan them.