When I started my web page in 1996, and then started adding tributes, it NEVER dawned on me that I would be doing so many features on people younger than me...the thought
just never came to me...Back then I was doing something VERY unique and at first some families didn't like it that I was posting the obits of their deceased family members on
the Internet, and also posting old school and other pix, most of which are already in the public domain such as newspapers, history books, and school yearbooks.
Then finally funeral homes saw what I was doing and now almost everyone have obits posted along with "their style" of video tributes.
1983 MHS graduates: Lesia Lou Andresen, Suzanne Mary Bandow, Ronald Douglas Beaver, Ricardo Alfredo Bolomey, Cintia Helena Bulgarelli, John H. Bunz, Denise Dee Clausen, Teresa Renee Clipperton, Jennifer Ann Collison, Sherri Jo Cvrk, Valerie DeAnn Enenbach (salutatorian), Dean L. Genzen, Gregory James Hacker, Julie Beth Hagedorn, Troy Roger Hagedorn, Timothy Alan Hansen, Philip Jason Heinicke, James Lawrence Hinners, Brenda Kay Irlbeck, Paul Ray Irlbeck, Kyle Lynn Jensen, Patricia Joan Kalkhoff, Josef A. Karsten, Brian Keith Kelderman, Keith Klocke, William Joseph Langel, Sheryl Susan Warner Long, Barbara Joy McAdams, Rhonda Jean Meeves, Steven Laverne Meier, Matthew Martin Milkert, David Spencer Miller, Vickie Leigh Miller, Barry Lynn Mueller, Bradley William Mueller, Sherri Ann Muhlbauer, Barbara Lynne Myer, Lori Jo Nelson, Joan Susan Nissen, Lynn Joseph Nulle, Jeanine Renee Petersen, Charles Mayburn Ramsey, Timothy Gail Ridgley, Diane Kay Rohe (valedictorian), Daniel Lee Rosonke, Timothy Jon Rowedder, Kreg Robert Sailer, Robert Charles Schmidt, Johna Colleen Schultz, Anthony Howard Sevey, Mark John Sextro, Danny John Singsank, Tammy Ellen Spies, Renee Arlene Sporrer, Daniel Joseph Vollstedt, Jay Roger Vollstedt, Loraine Ann Willenborg, Robert C. Wurr
1983 former students: Zeanna Aylor, Tim Benter, Susan Blohm, Michael Camden, Sara Carter, Wade Cloud, Terry DeLong, Marla Feick, Marilyn Higday, Jon Kasperbauer, Tim Larsen, Todd Larsen, Lori Lohmeier, Cindy Lyman, Leslie Martens, Scott Mohr, Sara Nelson, Douglas Orey, Chad Reynolds, Kent Schlater, Sherri Talbot, Angela Taylor, Jennifer Thomas, Robert Vaughn, John Vogl
State Bowling District 1982 Back: Rhonda Meeves, Sonia Johnson, Julie Hagedorn, Jackie Hagedorn, Kelly Haskins
Front: Coach Sheri McClannahan
1983 MHS FFA
In 1975, Shirley left L.R. Nelson and began working at Kiddie Korner, where she helped shape many of Manning's finest youngsters.
After teaching in Manning for nine years, Tom left education to become an Account Executive with Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Iowa and Nebraska. During this time, Shirley started her own child care business. After ten years with Blue Cross, Tom moved on to Zee Medical Supplies and shortly thereafter, Shirley accepted a position with the Manning Nursing Home, where she continues to work today.
Tom grew up in Sioux City and graduated from Heelan High School in 1965. From there, he attended Briar Cliff College for one year before being drafted to the U.S. Army. While serving in Vietnam, Tom was injured and received the Purple Heart.
Shirley was raised in Aitkin, Minnesota, one of twelve children. After high school, Shirley traveled throughout the country, living in Wyoming, California and Texas. In 1969, she joined the U.S. Army and moved to Denver for service at Fitzsimons Hospital. It was during Shirley's service there, that she and Tom met. He was recovering at Fitzsimons after receiving an honorary discharge from the U.S. Army.
Shirley and Tom married in Sioux City, Iowa, in 1970. Shortly after their nuptials, the couple moved to Le Mars where Tom completed his Bachelor's degree in History from Westmar College. Prior to moving to Manning, Tom student taught and substituted in Alton, Iowa.
Tom and Shirley have always been extremely involved in the Manning community and surrounding area. Shirley was an active member of the Manning Women's club for over twenty years and spent a great deal of time teaching CCD at Sacred Heart Church. Tom was the voice of the Bulldogs announcing Manning's football games for many years. Tom served as the Carroll County Democratic Chair. In addition, he served on Manning's City Council for fourteen years, and worked for Senator Tom Harkin as an appointed student selection committee member for the U.S. Military Academies. Tom also helped start the Manning Catholic SHOUT (Sacred Heart Organization for United Teens) group and was an active CCD teacher. Tom was a charter member in the Knights of Columbus and also a charter member of the Manning Lions Club. With his friend, Rob Taylor, Tom led multiple trips to the Boundary Waters Canoe Area for local junior high students. Until his sudden death in 2005, Tom displayed an unending commitment to his family, his community and, especially, Iowa State and Notre Dame football.
Tom and Shirley's daughter, Stacey, grew up in Manning and graduated from Manning Community High School in 1994. Tom and Shirley always had great pride in the Manning School System and felt fortunate to provide their daughter the opportunity to participate in such a fine academic system. Shirley continues to reside in Manning, in the home the couple built in 1980.