Poplar Grove, IL
Warren J. Manning, 72, of Poplar Grove, IL and formerly of Mendota, IL died peacefully, Tuesday afternoon, June 17, 2014 in Medina Manor in Durand, IL after battling ALS for more than two years. Warren was born March 10, 1942 in Mendota, IL the son of James C. and Mildred E. (Rapp) Manning. Following his graduation from LaMoille High School, he entered the US Air Force serving from Oct. 1960 to Oct. 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, IL. Warren worked for Hart-Carter (formerly Hume) from 1964 to 1969; he then became a Letter Carrier for the US 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; daughters, Lisa M. (Paul) Nolden of Poplar Grove, Linda L. Manning of Poplar Grove; grandsons, David P. Nolden of DeKalb, IL, Benjamin M. (Lauren) Nolden of Buda, IL; 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, MO, Jerry Moore of Edmond, OK; sister-in-law, Kathy (Neil Barnhart) Yancey of Grain Valley, MO; many nieces, nephews, and cousins. Warren is preceded in death by his parents; brother, Robert; sister, Anita Corrigan; and 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, DC 2005 or www.ALSA.org. Arrangements by 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, please visit www.AndersonFCS.com
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, DC 2005 or www.ALSA.org.