Dwight “Tom” Lee Manning, 88, of Wayland, died Wednesday, November 9, 2022, at the Parkview Home in Wayland.
A funeral service has been set for 11:00 AM, Saturday, November 12, 2022, at the Beatty Funeral Home in Washington. The family will greet friends from 9:00 – 11:00 AM before the service. Officiating is Pastor Gerald Muller. The service will be live-streamed to the Beatty Peterseim Facebook and YouTube page. Interment will be at the Cottonwood Cemetery, west of Wayland. A memorial fund has been established for the Cottonwood Methodist Church.
Dwight was born on April 7, 1934, the son of Ferrell Manning. He attended school in Coppock, Iowa, and was united in marriage to Mildred Rich on April 16, 1954, in Washington, Iowa.
Dwight was a faithful member of the Cottonwood Church and was WACO transportation director for many years. In his early years, he farmed and operated a dairy. He enjoyed traveling, going to garage sales, camping, root beer floats, and candy.
Survivors include his wife Mildred of Wayland, three children: Marlene (Dennis) Smith of Davenport, IA, Linda (Matt) Tippie of Wimauma, FL, and Dwight Jr. (Debbie) Manning of Grandview, IA, ten siblings: Shirley (Jim) Butler of Brighton, CO, Kenny (Susan) Baker of Pleasant Plain, IA, Karen Pickering of Washington, IA, Ed (Kathy) Baker of Wayland, IA, Betty Jean “Bess” Arduser of Wayland, IA, Ferrell (Bill) Ulin of Washington, IA, Sandy (Paul) Capps of Davenport, IA, Esther (Dave) Johnson of Fort Madison, IA, Marilyn (Brad) Smothers of Riverside, IA, and Connie (Rick) Berg of Coralville, IA, six grandchildren: Tiffany (Jeremie) Milder, Justin (Stephanie) Manning, Heather (Brad) McAnally, Amanda (Justin) Schaub, Lindsey (Brian Kucha) Smith, and Adam (Jihane Bouchareb) Smith, 7 great-grandchildren: Kendal Manning, Weston Manning, Owen Manning, Amelia Manning, Logan McAnally, Julian Kucha, and Amira Smith.
Dwight was preceded in death by his mother Ferrell, stepfather Clifford Baker, infant sister Carol Baker, grandson-in-law Bryon Jackson, great-grandson Titan Manning, and grandparents Frank (Martha) Manning.