In loving memory of

Richard S. Manning
April 10, 1955 - February 8, 2019

Richard S. Manning, 63, of Lost Nation, Iowa, passed away on Friday evening, February 8, 2019, at Clarissa C. Cook Hospice House in Bettendorf, Iowa.

A graveside service and burial will be held at 2:30 P.M., Friday, February 15, 2019, at Union Cemetery, rural Maquoketa. Friends and family may gather in remembrance of Richard from 12:30 P.M. to 2 P.M. on Friday, February 15, 2019, at Carson Celebration of Life Center in Maquoketa.

Richard Sanford Manning was born on April 10, 1955 in Maquoketa, Iowa, to Charles "Chuck" and Jane (Edwards) Manning. He had first worked as a logger, and then began a long career in road construction with Gannon and then Denco Highway Construction until retiring in 2000.

Richard enjoyed sitting around the campfire, fishing and spending time at his campground in Fulton, cookouts with his kids and grandkids, and making dinners for his children.

Those left to honor his memory include his daughters, Amy (Colin Impens) Manning of Lost Nation, IA, and Kelli (Richard) Wilslef of Lost Nation, IA; 7 grandchildren, 3 great-grandchildren; brothers, Steve (Cheryl) Manning of Maquoketa, IA, Larry (April) Albertson of Maquoketa, IA, and Mickey Manning of Maquoketa, IA; and sisters, Bonnie (James) Stevenson of Williamsburg, IA, Diana Travette of Preston, IA, Sherri Kay McElroy of KY, Joan Ellen Malloy of Oskaloosa, IA, and Nancy Jo Culver of Maquoketa, IA. He was preceded in death by his parents, grandchildren Justin Clark and Jordan Clark, and sisters Tina Manning and Cindy Houschild.

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Tina wrote on Feb 26, 2019:

"Hugs to Kelly and all Family? Rich was a great guy...He will be missed. Rip Brother?"

Marcia Margeson wrote on Feb 14, 2019:

"Sorry for your loss my neighbor Steve and Cherl Manning, Nancy and Amy"

Williams Family wrote on Feb 14, 2019:

"Condolences to the Manning family. Our thoughts and prayers go out to your whole family. Psalms 147:3 says God, "heals the broken hearted, and binds up their wounds." May God bring you comfort and peace. "

Kristene Clark wrote on Feb 14, 2019:

"Kelli and Amy, sorry to hear about your dad. "

Deanna Michels wrote on Feb 11, 2019:

"Kelli, I am so sorry to hear about your dad. Praying for peace and comfort for you and your family. I am always here for you if you need me. Love ya"

Marcia Margeson wrote on Feb 10, 2019:

"Sorry for loss Nancy, Steve Cherl"

Judy Manning wrote on Feb 10, 2019:

"Am so missing my one and only "boyfriend".Going to miss all the hugs and kisses you would give me. But most of all thank you for blessing me with your two daughters that I love with all my heart. Bob& I will do everything we can be there for them for you. Love you so much!!!!"

CHERYL HARTWIG wrote on Feb 10, 2019:


martha wrote on Feb 10, 2019:

"So sorry for your loss .He was a good guy"

Teresa Burkle wrote on Feb 10, 2019:

"Deepest sympathy to Diana and all the family."

Michelle wrote on Feb 10, 2019:

"I am so sorry for your lost Kelli and Amy Richard was such a good guy"

Margaret schulz wrote on Feb 10, 2019:

"Richard was a good guy u will be messed by alots of family and friends "

Sasha bodkin wrote on Feb 10, 2019:

"May "uncle" Richard rest in peace. He was such a great guy and will be missed.sending hugs to the whole family"