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Warren C. Manske
Warren Clayton Manske, 89, of Menominee, passed away Monday, June 30.
Born May 30, 1925 in Marinette, to Arthur and Elizabeth (Raue) Manske, he graduated from Marinette High School in 1943 and served in the United States Navy during World War II for four years as an electronic technician. After his discharge, he returned home and attended Marquette University in Milwaukee for two years and then attended Milwaukee School of Engineering from where he graduated with a degree in Electrical Engineering in 1950. He moved to Poughkeepske, N.Y. where he worked for IBM for two years. He also worked for AC Spark Plug in Milwaukee for four years, where he met his wife, Lois Joan England. They were married in Marinette on Aug. 9, 1952 and settled in Menominee. He was employed at Prescott and then for Bay Electric which became Bay Precision, where he served as vice-president.
A member of the American Legion and the Elks Club, he was a past president of the Golden K, enjoyed golfing at North Shore Golf Club and volunteering at church for various projects and activities He was an avid bowler, enjoyed carpentry work, collecting coins and stamps, building and remodeling projects and built his house and also an addition to their cottage on the Bay of Green Bay. The couple were on many trips and cruises including to Canada, Mexico, Italy, Switzerland, England, Austria, Germany, China, Hong Kong, Dominican Republic, Panama, the Caribbean and throughout the United States.
He is survived by his wife of 62 years, Lois; children, Lynn Manske and Wendy (Tom) Greenwood and two grandchildren, all of Green Bay.
He was preceded in death by his parents; a sister, Helen; two brothers-in-law, Milton (Beverly) Salewsky and Kenneth England and his mother-in-law, Clara England.
Visitation was held Sunday, July 6 at Emmanuel Lutheran Church, Menominee at 1 p.m. until time of service at 3 p.m. Pastor Rick DeBenedetto officiated with military honors presented by the Military 20 year club with entombment at Forest Home Mausoleum. Cadieu Thielen Funeral Home assisted the family with arrangements. In lieu of flowers, a memorial fund was established.