POPLAR GROVE — Warren J. Manning, 72, of Poplar Grove, formerly of Mendota, died peacefully Tuesday afternoon, June 17, 2014, in Medina Manor in Durand after battling ALS for more than two years.
Warren was born March 10, 1942, in Mendota, the son of James C. and Mildred E. (Rapp) Manning. 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, Maureen. Warren and Maureen K. Burns were married May 23, 1964, in Kansas City, Mo. 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 (MASS). 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; two daughters, Lisa M. (Paul) Nolden of Poplar Grove and Linda L. Manning of Poplar Grove; two grandsons, David P. Nolden of DeKalb and Benjamin M. (Lauren) Nolden of Buda; his sisters and brother, Joan Lamkin, John “Jack” (Donna) Manning and Kay (Mike) Scott, all of Mendota; his brothers-in-law, Keith (Pat) Corrigan of Mendota, Dwayne (Carol) Burns of Kansas City, Mo., and Jerry Moore of Edmond, Okla.; a sister-in-law, Kathy (Neil Barnhart) Yancey of Grain Valley, Mo.; and many nieces, nephews and cousins.
Warren was preceded in death by his parents; a brother, Robert; a sister, Anita Corrigan; and a sister in-law, Marilyn Moore.
A party in honor of Warren’s life will take place at a later date.
In lieu of flowers, memorials in Warren’s name can be given in care of ALS Association, 1225 K Street NW, Suite 250, Washington, D.C. 20005 or www.ALSA.org.
Arrangements are by the Anderson Funeral and Cremation Services at Buck-Wheeler-Hyland Chapel, 218 W. Hurlbut Ave., Belvidere, IL 61008. To light a candle or to share a memory, visit www.AndersonFCS.com.