Ellsworth H. Manning Jr, 58, of Maquoketa, Iowa, passed away on Friday, July 21, 2017, at his home in Maquoketa, Iowa.
A celebration of Ellsworth's life will be held at 7 P.M., Tuesday, August 1, 2017, at the Carson Celebration of Life Center in Maquoketa. Visitation will be held on Tuesday, August 1, 2017 from 5 to 7 P.M. at the Carson Celebration of Life Center in Maquoketa. Cremation rites will be accorded, and burial will be at a later date.
Ellsworth H. Manning Jr. was born on April 11, 1959 in Maquoketa, Iowa to Ellsworth H. Sr. and Pauline L. (Doty) Manning. He married Julie Annette McGonigle on October 7, 1982 in Clinton, Iowa.
Ellsworth had worked for Evans United Shows and Frys Amusements for many carnivals for a number of years, eventually becoming a crew chief. He loved working the carnivals but retired due to health reasons.
Ellsworth was known as a simple man who loved to ride motorcycles. His family was especially important to him.
Those left to honor Ellsworth's memory include his children, Dennis (Amy) McGonigle of Independence, IA, Tracy (Josh) Smith of Oelwein, IA, Amanda (Aaron) Brokus of Oelwein, IA, Travis (Sara Jo) Manning of Maquoketa, IA, Pauline (Chris ) Bradford of Waterloo, IA, Chris (Lisa) Manning of Dubuque, IA, Shawn (Emily) Manning of Dubuque, IA, Tina Dean of Platteville, WI, and Daniel McGonigle of Platteville, WI; 35 grandchildren, 5 great-grandchildren; and sisters, Lucille (Duane) Ranthum of Maquoketa, IA, Joann (Tom) Brandenberg of Delaware, IA, and Debbie Manning of Maquoketa, IA. He was preceded in death by his parents, and a sister Barbara Tubbs.
In lieu of other expressions of sympathy, an Ellsworth H. Manning Jr. memorial fund has been established.
Online condolences may be left at www.CarsonAndSon.com.
Little brother i will always reamber when we was kida you me and our cuz Cindy Massie and wehe u would ride the bedporst and like it way your house and we went to take my little bike out and u told me u would have to fix it and it sit out side and. Rused out i love u little brothet
J R YOU WERE A AWESOME COUSIN , I ENJOYED ALL THE TIMES THAT I GOT TO VISIT WITH U , BACK WHEN WE WERE YOUNGER , IM SO VERY SORRY TO HEAR OF UR PASSING , R I P JR FLY WITH THE ANGLES ,
my prayers are with the family,, im so glad that I got to see you when I was in town,, Jr you will be missed.
R.I.P. JR . So sorry for the loss of you brother Lucille, JoAnn and Debbie ... So sorry for his wife and family .
I'm sorry for the families loss. Jr was a great guy. He had a heart of gold and would do anything for anyone. My heart hurt for the family. Prayers to them all
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