After graduation, Terry enrolled in Buena Vista University where he received a Bachelor's Degree in accounting. He was an auditor for the General Services Administration in Kansas City, Missouri for many years. He loved going to Kansas City Blades hockey games and enjoyed spending time with his family.
On September 24, 1970, Terry enlisted in the United States Army and served his country until his honorable discharge on September 23, 1976. During his time in the Army, during the Vietnam War, he received a National Defense Service Medal and Marksman commendation.
Terry passed away Thursday, September 16, 2021, at the Manning Regional Hospital in Manning attaining the age of seventy-two years, eleven months, and twenty-seven days. In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his step-father: Milton Sinow.
He is survived by his sister: Cindy and her husband Rex Wagener of Storm Lake, Iowa and brother: Tim Henkelman and his significant other Tina Miller of Aspinwall; nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.
Per Terry's wishes, he has been cremated and a celebration
of life with military honors will be at a later date. Memorials may be directed to the family.
Services: There are no events scheduled.
Ohde Funeral Home in charge of arrangements.
Donna Belle Ehrichs
Donna Belle Ehrichs MHS 1947
Betty (Ehrichs) & Alfred Henkelman
Cindy (Ehrichs) 2001 Ehrichs reunion
Milton & Betty (Ehrichs) Sinow 2001 Ehrichs reunion
Ehrichs and later Henkelman home in Aspinwall
Frank & Anna Ehrichs confirmation
Frank & Mabel (Sievertsen) Ehrichs
John & Anna (Juergens) Ehrichs
Fourth: Ben, Alfred, August (not sure about back row)
Third: Mother Anna & Father John
Second: Anna, Frank, Tena, Margaret
Front Emil & Louie
Back: August, Herman, John, Henry, Alfred, Chris, Ben
Middle: Margaret, John Sr., Frank, Anna, Catherina "Tena"
Front: Louie, Annie, Emil (not shown: Peter who died in infancy)
Louie is Dave Kusel's grandfather
If you are a farmer or part of a small rural community you should start researching this subject and what BIG GOVERNMENT wants to do with it.
In the background behind the bus is another business that is ending in Manning...not because the owner is lazy or wants to retire but because, like EVERY construction, repair, etc. type business has been facing for several decades now...they can't find and keep enough people who want to work.
It's also not that the owner didn't try to find someone to purchase and take over the business.
One comment he made is that today there are all kinds of startups and grants to get young people going in a business - something he said he NEVER had to assist him in starting and building his business.
It was pure and simple HARD work and a work ethic how he succeeded so well...something so many of the younger generations are/were never taught and forced to realize by having to work before they became adults and sadly the government provides them ways as adults to not have to work but live off the rest of us.
Do you have $600 bank account - you better research it and then contact your representatives before it's too late.
Only the good Lord knows why he called you all home on that dreadful day.
His works are strange and mysterious; He wanted it this way
Perhaps he didn't want to take you alone.
But, rather with your friends, who were also in the danger zone.
Yes, he took you in his hands the moment you got off the ladder.
He couldn't stand to see you be any sadder.
As Lady Liberty provided the light to get you through the smoke and the haze,
tears ran down her cheek as up to heaven she did gaze.
With the World Trade Center still burning and crumbling from this terrible deed,
The grass in the distance was a beautiful green without a single weed.
September 11th, 2001 is a date we will never forget.
To all those who arrived to help - We say Thanks, your heroism may never again be met.
By Dan Rosonke
Sacred Heart Cemetery
Main Street September 24, 2001
From: "Marcus Paes"
To: "David Kusel";
Date: Wednesday, September 12, 2001 6:36 AM
It is just to bring to you my deepest condolences for the inacceptable terrorist act against not only the american people but against the international community and peace.
From: Stefan Krause
To: "David Kusel" email@example.com
Subject: terror attack nyc washington
Date: Tuesday, September 11, 2001 3:44 PM
hi joell & Ken, hello david,
We sit here at the TVset and we can´t believe what we see.
We here feeling with u and all other americans. We are full of mourning and furious about the cowardly terroism against the USA. Our sympathy for the families involved in the attack. The flags blow on at half-mast in the wind in all of Germany.
many greets from Germany to all people in manning and you david
your german brother Stefan Krause
p.s. david: you can forward this email to the people knows me.
From: "Heinz Küsel"
To: "Dave Kusel" firstname.lastname@example.org
Subject: Sympathy from South Africa
Date: Wednesday, September 12, 2001 12:11 PM
Thanks for all the news. I meant to answer yesterday, but then the terrible attacks on your country occurred and I was watching CNN and other news services until late at night. What a horrificsight to watch unfolding live on the TV screens. We really sympathise with your nation.
For the moment that is all the news from here.
Heinz and family.
City crew placed flags along Main Street
Boy Scouts placed flags around town
Manning September 11, 2019
Flags the Boy Scouts placed around town
|Civil War (1861 - 1865)|
|Combat Deaths - Union||140,414|
|Battle related deaths||224,097|
|Civil War (1861 - 1865)|
|Combat Deaths - Confederate||94,000|
|Battle related deaths||195,000+|
|World War I (19171918)|
|Other deaths in service (nontheater)||63,114|
|World War II (19401945)|
|Other deaths in service (nontheater)||113,842|
|Korean War (19501953)|
|Other deaths in service (theater)||2,830|
|Other deaths in service (nontheater)||17,730|
|Vietnam War (19641975)|
|Deployed to Southeast Asia||3,100,000|
|Other deaths in service (theater)||10,788|
|Other deaths in service (nontheater)||32,000|
|Gulf War (19901991)|
|Deployed to Gulf||1,136,658|
|Other deaths in service (theater)||235|
|Other deaths in service (nontheater)||914|
|War in Afghanistan (2001 - 2021)|
|Battle related deaths||385|
|Iraq War (2003 - 2011)|
|Battle related deaths||961|
Visitation will be from 9:30 AM until service time on Thursday at the church.
Funeral Service on Thursday, September 9, 2021 at 10:30 AM at Zion Lutheran Church, Manning
Pastor Jonathan Conner, Officiating
Congregational Hymns "How Great Thou Art" "What A Friend We Have In Jesus" "Amazing Grace" Susan Lamb, Organist
Casket Bearers are Dale Wegner, Leslie Wegner, LeRoy Wegner, Randy Wegner, Bill Wegner, and Todd Singsank
Interment at Manning Cemetery, Manning
Judith Kay, daughter of Emil and Margaret (Vehrs) Wegner, was born April 23, 1939, in Manning, Iowa. She grew up in Manning and graduated from Manning High School in 1958.
Judy worked as a beautician and housekeeper at the Bishop Drumm Nursing Home in Des Moines for more than 41 years.
Judy is a member of Zion Lutheran Church, and was confirmed April 11, 1954. She cherished the time spent with her family and friends.
On Friday, September 3, 2021, Judy passed away at Manning Senior Care in Manning, Iowa. She was 82 years of age.
Judy is survived by a sister-in-law Marjean Wegner of Jacksonville, Florida; several nieces and nephews: Gary (Betty) Wegner of Audubon; Connie Singsank of Manning; Dale (Linda Firebaugh) Wegner of Anita; Carolyn (Jim) Gress of Nebraska City, Nebraska; Leslie (Sheryl) Wegner of Carroll; LeRoy (Karen) Wegner of Warrensburg, Missouri; Mary (Gary) Weitl of Templeton; Randy (Julie) Wegner of Audubon; Brent (Larry Smith) Thompson of Chicago, Illinois; Beth Hanna of North Liberty; Janel (Marc) Stopeck of Oak Park, Illinois; Jody (Don) Nelson of Chicago, Illinois; Bill Wegner of Des Moines.
She was preceded in death by her parents; six siblings: Melvin (Helen) Wegner, Paul Wegner, Warren (Zelda) Wegner; Lucille (Maynard) Thompson; Frank Wegner, and Don Wegner; and two nephews Jeff and Mike Wegner.
Aspinwall School pupils in 1934 with teachers Margaret Miller and Alice Guth
Aspinwall School students on a picnic gathering in about 1936, with teachers Delpha Olson (Upper Grades) and Lucille Lally (Lower Grades)
1958 MHS graduates: Delores Ahrendsen, Berneil Antone, Dorothy Barten, Marilyn Bogatzke, Alerd Borkowski, Ronald Brus, Betty Dammann, Darlene Eckholdt, Leanne Ehlers, Gary Handlos, Marilyn Handlos, John Hansen, Larry Hansen, Priscilla Hiatt, Floyd Irlbeck, Janice Irlmeier, Jeanette Jahn, Susan Jansen, Janice Jensen, Gerald Kasperbauer, Donald Keat, Gary Koon, Judith Kuhl, James Kuker, Allen Laurinat, Marcia Martens (valedictorian), Linda Meggers, Gary Neubaum, Ruth Ohde, Joyce Renze, Carl Saunders, Marilyn Sonksen, Shirley Venteicher, Barbara Vollmer (salutatorian), Carol Vollstedt, Judith Wegner, Rae Lynne Wycoff
1958 former students: Larry Anthony, Karin Bauer, Roger Beck, Richard Brockelsby, Roger Christensen, Wesley Cooper, Wilbert Ehlers, Judy Espenhover, Linda Fisher, Janice Ford, Ronnie Frank, Jerome Gordon, Alan Groppe, Imogene Haberl, Mary Ann Hagedorn, Arden Hargens, Phyllis Himes, Judith Hugg, Larry Jentsch, Wayne Justice, Thomas Koch, Mary Jo Lingle, Joan Martens, DeAnn Miller, Wanda Miller, Robert Moore, Dennis Moran, Allen Muhlbauer, Susan Paulsen, Eugene Petersen, Raymond Platter, Vincent Ress, Karen Sander, Deloris Schroeder, Burton Schrum, Patricia Sextro, Barbara Spence, Steve Synhorst, William Tigges, Rita Wellendorf, Damian White, Carol Wyatt
April 11, 1954 Zion Lutheran Confirmation class
Click to see the Schrum/Wegner tribute
Click to see the tribute
This is one thing that Manning is good at since we have lots of individuals and groups who volunteer and organize, on a year-round basis.
Help us support the annual Firemen's Golf Tourney fundraiser on Friday, September 10th by entering a four-person team, sponsoring a hole for $75, donating a prize or making a monetary donation. Contact Kirk Huehn if interested.
All proceeds to benefit the Manning, Manilla, Irwin, and Templeton Fire Departments.
Complete the entry form and return to Kirk Huehn at Huehn State Farm prior to 09/10/21. All donations welcomed.
Since I've been gathering Manning history for over 45 years, I pretty much have found and scanned most of the old picture postcards, but on occasion I'll find a new one in a family's collection or see one on E-bay I don't have.
Generally the sellers are asking way too much for them, so I wait to see if they lower the price. About the only time I purchase one that I already have a scan of is if it has names of people, information, and locations where their friend/relative lives written on the back...sometimes it provides clues into the histories of Manning citizens of the past.
When I read the description for this postcard on E-bay showing a scene I've never seen before, I had to laugh because it said "loading coal" in Manning, Iowa in 1913.
I knew right away it was a scene from straightening the Milwaukee RR system from the original one that wandered through the Manning area starting in 1882.
Since it was a very historically important image and something I had nothing similar to, I made sure I put in a high enough bid to get it.
I'm amazed at what some collectors will pay for something that has nothing to do with them or their community, and only because they want it for their collection/hobby...most of them have deep pockets so I can't compete and sometimes lose out on getting Manning's history back home.
I have many scenes showing how they dumped the soil but right now I don't have any extra time to expand on the 1913 straightening of the Milwaukee tracks.
Click to see the tribute
I see Norman was a Veteran who I did not have in my database, so hopefully some family members will work with me to get pictures and information to use in the future Manning Veterans' history book...
One of my history helpers found this article from the January 12, 1959, Carroll Daily Times Herald...
Norman Andresen To Work in Chicago
Norman Andresen, son of Mr. and Mrs. Albert Andresen, has completed his tour of military duty, one and one half years of which were spent in Germany, where he took part in "Operation Sabre Hawk." While in service, Norman traveled extensively, visiting Italy, Switzerland, France, England, Holland, Scotland, and the Brussels Fair.
Following a two-week visit with his parents here, he will again be employed by the Cook Electric Co. in Chicago.
Click to see Ron's tribute
HOPEFULLY at least one of them saved his military stuff - which may have been passed on down to the next generation if that nephew/niece passed away.
At the end of the interview - Erwin made sure he got all of his "balloon" stuff put back in his packet.
While I NEVER keep anyone's stuff unless they did NOT want it back, there is so much more of Manning's history that would still be around if I had simply not returned those things which WERE eventually THROWN away by one of the family members anyway.
Based on 40+ years of experience "history" working with family/individual collections, I fear that Erwin's Japanese memorabilia has been thrown away - I wonder if he had known his stuff would be thrown away - if he would have instead given it to me for safe keeping???
I won't keep it for myself but want it to go to a future Manning Museum.
I'm not like some people who can't wait to sell that old history at an estate sale or on E-bay.
I'm not in it to make money - to the contrary - all of this Manning history costs me thousands of dollars.
In 1987, I videotaped Erwin Hansen, with Marilyn Nelson doing the interview.
The topic was about Erwin's involvement with the Intelligence branch of the Military Police during WWII.
He served with the group that tracked down the Japanese balloons that made it to the Mainland in Iowa, Nebraska, the Dakotas, and out in Oregon.
During the program, Erwin presented pieces of a balloon and ropes he retrieved from the crash sites.
He also had a number of photos.
Unfortunately, at that time I did not have digital scanners/computers to scan and archive those unique historical items...then as the years went by, I forgot about these items and always planned on getting back to Erwin to go through his old pictures and history but then he passed away.
Now I'm trying to find out who, if any of his relatives, might have his old stuff.
I contacted Bob Hansen, but he doesn't have them.
I'm trying to get in contact with Loy Fitz, but his e-mail address bounced back.
Bob mentioned that many of the "cousins" have passed away, BUT I'm hoping that their kids or another relative will have inherited Erwin's old history.
So if anyone is in contact with Erwin's relatives or you know who might have his old military and other history - Please let me know.
I want to get those items to make high resolution digital scans, so that information will be preserved long after the original stuff falls apart or gets thrown away.
Now 30+ years later after filling in the huge gullies in the side hills, "seeding" night crawlers,
and experimenting with various oats/rye strips, and various changes in the planters/drill - the soil structure has improved immensely, from the old "plow-pan" days.
Since I'm using a Bobcat excavator to dig in the tile lines, I know exactly where the subsoil structure has greatly improved to almost perfect conditions to where very little rain water runs off because of the aforementioned soil reparations, and where there are "side hill seeps" where the subsoil is almost always saturated so there is no place for excessive rain events to soak into.
I'll eventually make a feature story on this project, because there is a lot of prior history up to this point.
So for now I won't be doing much updating on my web pages or working on history projects...
More pix coming when I find time...
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.
"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
60+ served in the Civil War
1 served in the Indian War
5 served in the Spanish American War
350+ served during WWI
600+ 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
28 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.