In Memory of

Robert "Bob" Manning

August 22, 1956 - February 28, 2020
From: Cleghorn, IA
Robert Scott Manning was born in Le Mars, Iowa on August 22, 1956, to Jean (Dennler) and Milo F. Manning. His childhood years were spent in Le Mars, and he graduated from Le Mars Community High School in 1974. He attended a few semesters at NWICC in Sheldon, where he studied drafting.
Bob spent several years working for Wells Blue Bunny, both during and after his high school years. He was later employed by K-Products (Staples) for over 20 years, as a collator in the print shop. Throughout his life, Bob enjoyed doing "handyman work". Whether it was roofing, putting in windows, or helping friends and family with various projects, he was always a willing and able helper.
On August 23, 1980, Bob was united in marriage to Ginny Gravenish. They made their home in the Oyens and Remsen area. Their family soon grew to include two children, Ashley in 1983, and Scott in 1986. He thoroughly enjoyed attending his kids' sporting events. He was an outdoorsman at heart, and spent as much time as he could going fishing and hunting.
After having survived several debilitating accidents and injuries over the years, Bob died unexpectedly at the Cherokee Regional Medical Center on Friday, February 28, 2020. He left behind the gift of life given selflessly through the Iowa Donor Network. Those who went on before him were his parents; his canine hunting companion Gunner; brothers Tom, Nick and Dale; his father-in-law, Clete Gravenish and brother-in-law, Frany Gravenish.
Left to cherish his memory is his wife, Ginny; his daughter, Ashley and her husband, J.C. Kelley and daughters Mila and Collins of Golden, CO, son, Scott Manning and his wife, Kristin and sons Owen and Mason of Ankeny, IA; siblings, Donna Mamey of California, Milo Dean Manning of Le Mars, IA, and Larry (Edz) Manning of Frederic, WI; his many in-laws on both the Manning and Gravenish sides; numerous nieces and nephews, and his constant sidekicks, Remmy and Boston.
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Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, March 4, 2020, at the Greenwood- Schubert Funeral Home in Marcus, Iowa.
J.C. Kelley
Steve Specht
Scottie Snyder
Mike Gravenish
Tom Harman
Butch Snyder
Doc Schacterle
Milo D. Manning
Visitation will begin at 3:00 p.m. Tuesday, with family present from 5:00-7:00 p.m., also at the funeral home.
Burial will be held at a later date.


Wednesday, March 18, 2020 at 2:25 PM
“Ginny, Scott & Ashley,

I am so sorry to see the news of Bob's passing. He was always had a smile for you whenever you saw him. Chris and I extend our most sincere condolences to you all. ”
- Amanda Monroe-Rubendall
Wednesday, March 18, 2020 at 2:25 PM
“So sorry to hear about Bob’s passing. He was a good friend in school. RIP my friend. ”
- Annette Ruhland Sitzmann
Thursday, March 5, 2020 at 8:51 AM
“Sorry to hear of Bob's passing. I played some Little League baseball with him back in the day. I always enjoyed seeing him but has been many years. my sympatht to the family.”
- Dean Bohlken
Thursday, March 5, 2020 at 8:51 AM
“Thinking of you and your family. So sorry for your loss. Love you guys”
- Kate Utecht
Tuesday, March 3, 2020 at 9:33 AM
“My deepest sympathy to all of you. We made many memories through the boys years...Hannah remembers all the skittles he fed her at ball games😀
RIP my friend💕”
- Kathy Loutsch
Tuesday, March 3, 2020 at 9:33 AM
“so sorry to hear this. our sympathies to Ginny and family”
- Dave Wiebke
Monday, March 2, 2020 at 2:39 PM
“To the Manning family. Sorry for your loss. Bob was a good person and will be missed by many. Its been awhile since seeing him. May God give your family peace and comfort through this time of loss and sadness. ”
- Gary Hoxsie
Monday, March 2, 2020 at 2:39 PM
“sorry to hear about your loss”
Monday, March 2, 2020 at 2:39 PM
“Ginny,Ashley and Scott- I'm so sorry to hear of Bob's passing.He was a funny loving man. May God and family get you through this time ”
- Stephanie Wadell
Monday, March 2, 2020 at 12:36 PM
“Dear Ginny, Ashley and Scott, I am so very sorry for your loss. I am keeping you in my thoughts and prayers, Love Cathy”
- Cathy VanMaanen
Monday, March 2, 2020 at 12:36 PM
“Ashley and family- I'm so sorry to hear about your dad. As you know, he was a classmate of mine. Sending you my prayers and sincere sympathy. Dave Grosenheider”
- Dave Grosenheider
Monday, March 2, 2020 at 12:36 PM
“I am so sorry to hear about Bob
I always liked him, I am sorry for your loss”
- John Stolen
Monday, March 2, 2020 at 8:46 AM
“So sorry for the Manning Family. Uncle Bob was a kind heart and will be missed! ”
- kristine edder
Monday, March 2, 2020 at 8:46 AM
“Aunt Ginny and Family,
Sorry for your loss. Wish we could be with you to celebrate Bob’s life. Thoughts and prayers. Hugs and kisses. Thomas was talking about sharing a Dr. Thunder with Bob in Colorado last summer.”
- David and Jacqui Sheehan
Monday, March 2, 2020 at 8:46 AM
“Ginny, Ashley and Scott,
Bill and I are so sorry to hear that Bob has passed away. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
Bill and Diana Wolf ”
- Bill and Diana Wolf
Monday, March 2, 2020 at 8:46 AM
“Ginny, so sorry to hear of Bob's passing. What a great guy- loved his smile. You are in our thoughts and prayers.
We both still remember him when he sold us our Rainbow vacuum--- quite the salesperson-- just loved his smile and personality.”
- Bonnie and Timmy Rasmussen
Monday, March 2, 2020 at 8:46 AM
“To Aunt Ginny, Ashley and Scott and families
May you all find strength in each other. Sorry about your loss. Love you all, dee”
- Dee Slough
Monday, March 2, 2020 at 8:46 AM
“Ginny and family,
You have my deepest sympathy on the loss of Bob! I have so many fond memories of spending time with your family while our children were growing up. Bob was great person and will be truly missed! My thoughts and prayers are with you during this difficult time. With love, Deb”
- Deb Beelner
Monday, March 2, 2020 at 8:46 AM
“So sorry for your loss Ginny and family. ”
- Steve Boyer
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