Leo Manning

Leo James Manning, 91, of Wexford died Sunday, June 1, 2014 at Thornton Manor in Lansing. Mass of Christian Burial was held Friday, June 6 at Wexford-Immaculate Conception Church, with the Rev. John Moser as celebrant. Burial followed in the Wexford-Immaculate Conception Catholic Cemetery.
Leo was born November 28, 1922 on the family farm in Lafayette Township to Patrick and Louise (Cota) Manning. He attended Russell Country School through the eighth grade.
Leo was united in marriage to Dorothy Keenan at St. Mary-Lycurgus Catholic Church May 19, 1953. Dorothy passed away February 11, 1975. He was then united in marriage to Mary Malanaphy Schrandt February 7, 1987 at St. Wenceslaus Catholic Church in Spillville.
Leo farmed the family farm where he and Dorothy raised their children. He completed 10 years of service on the Agricultural Stabilization and Conservation Committee. He enjoyed hunting, fishing, woodworking, gardening and had a strong interest in conservation. He was a principal of the Mississippi Valley Sportsman Club and a charter member of Nightcrawlers Forever. Leo also served almost 40 years as Immaculate Conception-Wexford Cemetery Trustee. He will be deeply missed by the many family and friends who knew him.
Survivors include his wife, Mary Manning of Lansing; eight children, Marcia (Mark) Kruse of Lansing, Tim (Laurie) Manning of Lansing, Kevin (Joan) Manning of Mabel, MN, Karen (Marty) Brennan of Lansing, Dennis Manning of Lansing, Michele Manning Houlihan of Lansing, Leon (Regina) Manning of Lansing, and Lisa (Kurt) King of Jupiter, FL; 25 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; seven step-children; many step-grandchildren and step-great-grandchildren; his brother and sister-in-law, James (Kay) Manning of Lansing; his brother-in-law, George Hammell; his sister-in-law, Evelyn Manning; his Keenan and Malanaphy in-laws; nieces and nephews; and long-time friends.
Leo was preceded in death by his first wife, Dorothy Keenan Manning; his parents, Patrick and Louise (Cota) Manning; his daughter in infancy, Laura Lee Manning; his siblings, Harold, George and Joe Manning, Mary Hammell, Eleanor Hammell and Marcella Mullarkey; and one step-son.
Condolences may be left with www.graufuneralhomes.com. Thornburg-Grau Funeral Home and Cremation Service of Lansing assisted the family with arrangements.