While helping Denise Doyel with her MHS 1973 class reunion she showed me a poster composite of classmates who were deceased. One of them I did not know about so I searched for her obituary. I don't have any school pictures for her but do have a little family information and some pictures.
I often write about pleas and begging for Manning connected people and alumni to let me know when a classmate or teacher/administrator passes away. That way I can post a tribute to them and also add them to my Manning obituary webpages and database.
I generally don't post tributes to people I find out had passed away years ago but in this case I knew I had some pictures and information and with the upcoming class reunion, I thought it would be appropriate.

It used to be that children/family members of their deceased relatives would send obituaries back to the hometown newspaper, in this case the Manning Monitor, but the traditional viewing, funeral, services, luncheon, and obituaries are just about a thing of the past which is so sad, because many people who knew that person and/or their family and even might be distantly related won't find out when the hometown newspaper isn't notified.
I realize that most funeral homes post those obituaries and sometimes the obits will be published in the town where the deceased lived, but unless you know who dies and search the Internet for a possible obituary, it can be difficult to find.
More often than not any more, death notices or very brief obituaries are published, which can be difficult in determining if/how the person is connected to Manning.

Mary Hannon

Visitation Wednesday, January 21, 2015 Odean Colonial Chapel At C & Sycamore, North Platte, Nebraska
Funeral Service Thursday, January 22, 2015 Brady Community Church, Brady, Nebraska

Mary Ann Hannon, 60 years, passed away at her home north of Brady, Nebraska, on Sunday, January 18, 2015.

Mary was born February 8, 1954, to Glenn Howard and Rachel Ruth (Fahrenbruch) Steinke in McCook, Nebraska. Her family moved from Trenton, Nebraska, to Manning, Iowa, when she was 3 years old. She was confirmed by Pastor Edward Heinicke, at Zion Lutheran Church on June 2, 1968. Mary graduated from Manning High School in 1973, then attended college for a year before getting married.

On September 21, 1974, Mary married Gerald Brian Hannon at Wichita, Kansas. They made their home in Kansas, living in different places before moving to Nebraska. They lived in North Platte prior to settling north of Brady in 1986. Mary then went back to college and earned a BA in Special Education from Kearney State College in 1995. She taught special education at Maxwell Public School and received her Master's Degree in 2004. Mary resigned from teaching in September 2005 due to her health.

She enjoyed her farm animals and liked to help others. Mary also volunteered with many different projects. She had a strong faith and belonged to the Missouri Synod Lutheran Denomination.

Mary will be missed by her husband of 40 years, Gerald, of Brady; children, Molly Hannon and Ryan (Paula) Hannon, all of Brady, and Luke (Emily) Hannon, of California; five grandchildren, Hope, Miguel, Wyatt, Lane, and Payton; her brother, Jim (Kathy) Steinke, of Cottonwood, Idaho; father-in-law, Harold Hannon, of Kansas, Oklahoma; sisters-in-law, Denise (Byron) Sargent and Gail (Larry) Barnes, of Wichita, Kansas; and Devon (Tom) Dye, of Kansas, Oklahoma; a niece, Sabrina (Brian) Johnson; nephew, Jason (Michelle) Steinke; and other family members.

She was preceded in death by her parents, Glenn and Rachel Steinke; and mother-in-law, Erma White. Funeral service will be 11 a.m. Thursday, January 22, 2015, at the Brady Community Church. Cremation will follow the service. Visitation will be 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday at Odean Colonial Chapel at C & Sycamore and prior to the service in Brady. Condolences may also be shared at odeanchapel.com. In lieu of flowers, memorials can be made to the Kids Scholarship at Maranatha Bible Camp. Odean Colonial Chapel at C & Sycamore is in charge of arrangements.

June 2, 1968 confirmation at Zion Lutheran Church
Back: Larry Mahnke, James Kunkel, Gary Dammann, Roger Musfeldt, Kevin Struve, Luanne Kruse, Donna Sonksen, Craig Pfannkuch, Pastor Heinicke
Middle: Michael Bilsten, Debra Carlson, Donna Reinke, John Heinicke, Starre Christensen, JoAnn Borkowski, John Ohde, Karen Wegner, Dean Martens, Lonnie Jensen
Front: Carol Dammann, Marilyn Strosahl, Mary Steinke, Vicki Waterbury, Kathleen Hinners, Carolyn Strosahl, Beverly Otto, Connie Grimm
Note: JoAnn Wiese and Darrell Wiese were confirmed with this class but are not pictured.

From the 2006 Manning Quasquicentennial history book

Glenn and Rachel Steinke

Mary, Rachel, Glenn, Jim

Glenn Steinke was born November 21, 1919 in Trenton, Nebraska. He was the son of Frederick William and Pauline (Hedke) Steinke. He attended Country School and helped his dad on the farm until February 6, 1942 when he was called into the service. He served 4 years in the Western Pacific and received an honorable discharge on November 28, 1945.
On April 3, 1946 he was united in marriage to Rachel R. Fahrenbruch in Culbertson, Nebraska. They made their home in Trenton, Nebraska where Glenn worked for K.C. Miller Implement Company until they sold out and next he worked for the Co-op. While working for the Co-op the Steinkes found an Ad in the Omaha World Herald newspaper for a partsman wanted at Puck Implement Company in Manning. Glenn answered the call and got the job on April 1, 1957. Glenn moved and two months later his family joined him.
Glenn and Rachel have two children: Jim Howard and his wife Kathy who live in Cottonwood, Idaho and Mary Ann Hannon and her husband Gerald of Brady, Nebraska, five grandchildren and five great grandchildren.
Jim Steinke graduated from Manning High School in 1965 and then joined the United States Air Force where he made his career.
Mary Steinke graduated from Manning High School in 1973 and is teaching in Maxwell, Nebraska.
Glenn worked at Puck Implement Company until he retired on January 1, 1984. He spent lots of time watching sports and reading.
He passed away on October 1, 2002, at the age of eighty-two years, ten months, and ten days.
Submitted by Rachel Steinke August 18, 2004

1973 MHS graduates: Mari Louise Blum, Jeanine Marie Case, Eugene Patrick Croghan, Carolyn Louise Dreier, David Allen Edgerton, Anne Patrice Felker, Mary Cecile Felker, David H. Gore, Jr., Barbara Ann Grau, Duane A. Griffin, Susan Carmilita Halbur, Lori Jean Hargens, Paul Franklin Hargens, Peggy Frances Hargens, Joan Marie Heithoff, Denise Jeanette Hinners, Karen Ann Hinners, Joni Rean Hinze, Ronald Herbert Irlmeier, Kim Clark Jahn, Mark Alan Jansen, Jeff Alan Kasperbauer, Keith Francis Kerkhoff, Daniel Lee Lorenzen, Kent Amos Misselhorn, Michael Mohr, Steven Allen Mohr, Denise Renee Mork, Leon Louis Muhlbauer, Randall Craig Mundt, John Henry Opperman, Kevin Kenneth Pfannkuch, Diane Marie Phillips, Jeanne Marie Potthoff, Randy Lynn Saunders, Edward Anthony Schlichte, Richard Harold Schmidt, Paul Allen Schroeder, Sheila Jane Schrum, Rita Louise Schultz, Rex Allen Sebeniecher, Randall Anthony Spieker, Alice Dorothy Sporrer, Donna Kay Sporrer, Barbara Jean Stangl, James Anthony Stangl, Teresa Louise Stangl, Lynn Paul Stein, Mary Ann Steinke, Karen Sue Stoberl, Eugene Stoelk (salutatorian), James Allen Struve, Karen Kay Sturm, Carla Sue Talbott, Clark James Tibben, Cindy Lou Vehrs, Janet Helen Venner, Keith Alan Vetter, Beth Ann Volquartsen, Nancy Ann Vonnahme, Kenzie Ann Watt, Tim Robert Weible, Joseph Marlo Weitl, Helen Elizabeth Wiese, Nancy Kay Wiese (valedictorian), David Joseph Wurr, Craig Lawrence Zubrod

1973 former students: Mark Aiken, Mary Lou Bauer, Debra Espenhover, Steven Espenhover, Robert Fuller, Jeff Grimm, Randy Hargens, Deborah Hass, Colette Himley, Francis Hummer, Deana Hupp, Sharon Irlmeier, Kevin Jahn, Richard Klemme, Susan Kloewer, Carol Knudsen, Jane Moore, Jean Muhlbauer, Jamie Murray, Richard Musfeldt, Eugene Nepple, Cynthia Parkinson, Jennifer Pearson, Sherry Petersen, Bruce Pohlberg, Terry Saunders, Kathleen Shiltz, Arnold Shipps, Terry Shoemaker, Doyle Thompson, Rosemarie Wittrock, Peggy Wuebker

Mary & Jimmie

From the 2006 Manning Quasquicentennial history book
TEC5 Glenn Howard Steinke
Glenn was inducted into the Army on March 5, 1942 at Fort Leavenworth, Kansas.
His military occupation was Meat Inspector 120.
He served in the Pacific Theater and received the Asiatic Pacific, WWII Victory and Good Conduct medals.
Glenn was discharged at Fort Logan, Colorado on November 28, 1945.
Taken from Glenn's letters he sent home -- Glenn was in Tonga, New Caledonia, New Hebrides, the next information was censored, and then finally landed in Auckland, New Zealand. He liked this place very much but it was 'heck' driving on the left side of the road. They were headed for Japan when they got the news that the war was over. "Oh Boy!, we're going home boys, we're going home and I got home in time for Thanksgiving."
Submitted by Rachel Steinke August 18, 2004

From the 2006 Manning Quasquicentennial history book

Jimmie H. Steinke
Jimmie was inducted into the Air Force November 26, 1965. He served as an Aircraft Armament Systems Technician (462X0) and a Technical Instructor for B-52 Weapons Systems.
Jimmie was stationed at these bases: Lackland, Texas; Lowry, Colorado; Eglin, Florida; Ubon, Thailand; McConnell, Kansas; Kadena, Okinawa; Korat, Thailand; Kunsan, Korea; George, California; Osan, Korea; Seymour Johnson, North Carolina; Lahr, Germany; McDill, Florida; Ellsworth, South Dakota; Barksdale, Louisiana; Osan, Korea; Soesterberg (Camp New Amsterdam) Holland; Bitburg, Germany; Decimaomannu, Sardina and Dyess, Texas.
He received the following honors: Air Force Commendation Medal 1 Oak Leaf Cluster; Air Force Outstanding Unit Award 3 Oak Leaf Clusters; Air Force Good Conduct Medal 5 Oak Leaf Clusters; National Defense Service Medal; Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal; Vietnam Service Medal 1 Bronze Service Star; Air Force Longevity Service Award Ribbon 4 Oak Leaf Clusters; Non-commissioned Officers Professional Military Education Graduate Ribbon 1 Oak Leaf Cluster; Small Arms Expert Marksmanship Ribbon; Korean Presidential Unit Citation; Republic of Vietnam Gallantry Cross Palm and Republic of Vietnam Campaign Medal.
Technical Sergeant Steinke was discharged June 30, 1986.

Jim Christmas 1966

Rachel Steinke 1982 Plaza volunteer

Rachel Steinke on right - scanned from the Marion (Jochimsen) Ream collection

Glenn Steinke & LeRoy Rowedder 1974 Puck Implement employees

1978 Puck Implement Company employees

Top: Dale "Ernie" Reinke, LeRoy Irlbeck, LeRoy Rowedder
Third: Harold "Jack" Borkowski, Brian Irlbeck, Michael Ferneding
Second: Warren Puck, Dick Hansen, Kent Hugeback, Ray Nepple, Tom Schmitz, Glenn Singsank, Kyle Hansen
Front: Willis Puck, Judy Vaughn, Marge (Struve) Stahl, Glenn Steinke, Ken Puck

1974 Good Ole Days

Glenn Steinke driving Barry Kusel's 1927 D John Deere - Brad Kusel on the fender
This picture was taken down where the present-day city garden is and the soccer field would be south across the city sewer road.
I loved to visit with Glenn when he worked at Puck Implement and at events such as in the picture above. He was from that generation who had a lot of practical experience in life and also loved to visit with people and tell stories...the salt of the Earth!

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