Moline Memories - MHS 66 Friends

Monday, November 5, 2012

Eleanor Diehl's 90th Birthday Party - Great Celebration

Thanks to all classmates for your nice comments and to those able to attend mom's 90 birthday party.

Sunday, November 4, 2012

In Memory - Louise Manning - QC Saint

Luise  Manning

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Luise Manning
Died on Thursday, October 18th, 2012

2 - 4 p.m. Sunday, October 21st, 2012
Weerts Funeral Home
10:00 a.m. Monday, October 22nd, 2012
Temple Emanuel 1115 Mississippi Ave. Davenport, IA
Cemetery: Mt. Nebo Cemetery
Funeral services for Luise Manning, 97, of Davenport will be 10 am Monday, Oct. 22 at Temple Emanuel, 1115 Mississippi Ave., Davenport. Burial will follow at Mt. Nebo Cemetery. Visitation is 2-4 pm Sunday at Weerts Funeral Home, Kimberly at Jersey Ridge Rd. Memorials may be made to Temple Emanuel, the Davenport Family YMCA, or the Davenport Horticultural Society.

Luise was born in 1914, in Vienna. She and her beloved Ephraim arrived in Davenport in 1949 and worked together in his medical practice. He died in 1995 after 58 years of marriage.

The Mannings were avid members of the Blackhawk Hiking Club, Temple Emanuel, YMCA, Horticultural Society, and more.

Luise will be remembered as a strong and devoted friend. Her survivors include her children Joan, Allen, Earl, Carol, and Jean, five grandchildren, and two great-grandsons.

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GJ - We stayed at Louise Manning's home during the 40th reunion. She was active, energetic, and full of life, at about 91 years. She cooked us supper, and it was delicious.

She talked about being cold at night, so we sent her a nifty blanket that was light and warm. She gave it to someone who loved it as much as she did. That was Louise.

She lived down the street from my mother's home in Davenport. We first met Louise and her husband Ephraim on the Blackhawk Hiking Club walks. Conrad Bergendoff was a member too. He lived past 100. My mother lived past 90. Hiking must be good for health, or else hikers are people with boundless energy.

We also knew their son Earl from Augustana and later met everyone else. Louise came to Arizona to watch her grandchildren sing in the Tucson Boys Choir, so we saw her on those trips and enjoyed being with her family.

Dr. and Mrs. Manning were generous souls. That came through in everything they did and said. My wife Chris visited Louise once, on her own. Louise took her around to see Conrad at the nursing home, and introduced Chris to others as "our visiting dignitary." Chris repeated that story many times.

We were hoping to see Louise on our way to the 45th MHS66 reunion, and that happened. We got there at the right time and Louise was full of joy at seeing us again. She did not like dogs in the house but invited us to stay with our dog Sassy (the official mascot of MHS 66). That was not practical, but it was great to see her smiling and talking with such energy, even though she was bed-ridden. We thought it was probably the last time we would see her in this life.

"May the angels lead you to Paradise," Louise.