December 16, 1926 - October 24, 2013
William (Bill) Manske Sr., of Algona, Iowa, passed away Wednesday, October 24, 2013, at the Good Samaritan Center in Algona. He was born on December 16, 1926, to Enno and Ruth (Girolt) Manske in Blue Earth, Minnesota. Bill was baptized and confirmed at Salem Evangelical Church in Blue Earth. He graduated from Blue Earth Public Schools in 1944. During his high school years, he loved participating in football, basketball and track. In 1948, Bill married Beverly Oothoudt. They lived on the family farm where Bill farmed 200 acres and milked a large herd of Guernsey cows. During these years, he had a cow that earned a National Record for Milk Production. After twenty years of farming and dairy farming, Bill moved to Algona, Iowa, and began Manske Drainage, a tiling construction business, which he operated for ten years, until his son, Dick, purchased the business. Bill worked with his son until he was 75 years old. After Beverly's death, Bill married longtime family friend, Pat McGinnis in 2008. Bill was a 50-year member of his church and sang in the choir. He enjoyed everyone he met and had a knack for joking and making others laugh. He loved watching and participating in sports, especially golf, and spending time with his children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Bill loved drawing, painting and especially woodcarving, a hobby he began in retirement. His parents; and his first wife of 59 years, Beverly, precede Bill in death. He is survived by his wife, Pat of Algona; sister, Margaret (Mirs) Satran of Columbus, New Mexico; daughter, Terry (Kim) Anderson of Windom, Minnesota; sons, Robert (Lynn) Manske of Mankato, Richard (Linda) Manske of Algona, Ronald (Dana) Manske of LeSueur, Minnesota, and William (Deb) Manske of Algona; 12 grandchildren; 13 great-grandchildren; step-children, Sue (Dave) Isebrands of Wagner, South Dakota, Mike (Jean) McGinnis of Morrison, Colorado, Jan Alabart of Morrison, Colorado, and Jeff (Chris) McGinnis of Buena Vista, Colorado; 10 step-grandchildren; and 1 step-great-grandchild. A memorial service will be held at 11:00A.M. Tuesday, October 29, 2013, at the First United Methodist Church in Algona. Visitation will be held two hours prior to the service at the church. In lieu of flowers, memorials are requested. Honorary pallbearers are his grandchildren Jason Anderson, Trevor Slette, Tera Anderson, Brent Anderson, Andy Manske, Nicole Manske, Scott Manske, Angie Teeter, Matt Manske, Ben Manske, Josh Manske and AnaLisa Manske. The Schuchert Funeral Home is in charge of the arrangements.
William (Bill) Manske Sr., of Algona, Iowa, passed away Wednesday, October 24, 2013, at the Good Samaritan Center in Algona. He was born on December 16, 1926, to Enno and Ruth (Girolt) Manske in Blue Earth, Minnesota. Bill was baptized and... View Obituary & Service Information
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