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John "Jack" Manuel
December 29, 1932–January 16, 2014

John (Jack) Manuel, 81, died at the Anamosa Care Center on Thursday, January 16, 2014.
Funeral Services were held at 11 a.m., Monday, January 20, 2014 at St. Paul's Lutheran Church, Anamosa, with Pastor Katie Lowe Lancaster officiating. Military honors were presented at the church. A luncheon followed the service at the church. Visitation was held from 2 until 4 p.m. Sunday, January 19, 2014 at Goettsch Funeral Home, Anamosa and at the church one hour before the service. A Celebration of Life and a private family burial will be held in the Spring.
Jack is survived by his wife, Charlene, five children, Pam Manuel (Gaylen) Kray, Monticello, Jeff Manuel, Fredericksburg, Virginia, Brad (Patty) Manuel, Olin, Bob (Donna) Shirbroun, Sheldon, Iowa and Terri Shirbroun (Brian) Heck, Clear Lake, Iowa, a son-in-law, Kevin Posekany, Cedar Rapids, Iowa, fifteen grandchildren, thirteen great-grandchildren with two on the way, three sisters, Lela Rae (Bill) Cosgrove, Twin Falls, Idaho, Ginger (Richard) Sandoval, Austin, Texas and Susan Manuel, Spirit Lake, Iowa, and many nieces and nephews. He was preceded in death by daughters Lynda Manuel and Diane Posekany, his parents Harvey and Helen (Reid) Manuel and stepmother Julia Manuel.
Jack Eugene Manuel was born to Harvey and Helen (Reid) Manuel on December 29, 1932 at Anamosa, Iowa. He was raised on a farm near Center Junction, and graduated from Olin High School in 1951. He entered the Navy in 1951 and was honorably discharged in 1955.
Jack married Gayelle Hall in 1952 and together they raised five children on the family farm. They later divorced. In 1983 he married Charlene (Riesburg) Shirbroun in Carroll, Iowa. They lived in Anamosa where Jack worked for Federal Crop Insurance. In 1988 they moved to Lake View, Iowa where he worked for Gomaco Manufacturing in Ida Grove, Iowa. He retired in 2005 and moved back to Anamosa.
He enjoyed gardening, cooking, woodworking and his dogs. Jack was a good and grouchy man who loved his family. He will be dearly missed by his family and his lil' darlin', Molly, his dog.

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Source: Midland Times, Wyoming, Iowa, 24 January 2012

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