Swan-Law Funeral Directors

501 North Cascade Avenue, Colorado Springs, CO


Donald G Manion

September 13, 1943September 9, 2019

Donald Gene Manion passed away at Springs Ranch Memory Care Center on September 9, 2019. Donald was born to Raymond and Ida Mae (Niehaus) Manion in St. Louis, MO. He joined the Army and served in Okinawa, Germany, and the States as a Helicopter Mechanic. Don met his future wife Carol J. (Sengbeil) Manion in February 1964 and they married in August 1964. Shortly after marrying, Don was sent to Germany. Carol joined him there in February 1965. In January of 1966 Don began work at Colorado Springs Utilities Electric Division from which he would retire in January 1999.

Don and Carol raised three daughters; Rhonda Lynn Besonday, Kristi Diane (Jeff) Ripple, and Patricia Poulton. They have eight grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren, and another one on the way. Don enjoyed working on cars in his younger years and wood work in his later years.

A memorial service will be held on Friday, September 13, 2019 at 2pm at Swan-Law Funeral Home. Graveside Services will be held at Memorial Gardens immediately after the service.


  • Charles Wilson, Pallbearer
  • Loren Lacy, Pallbearer
  • Steve Naney, Pallbearer
  • Jeff Ripple, Pallbearer
  • Mason Ripple, Pallbearer
  • Evan Ripple, Pallbearer
  • Doyle Province, Honorary Pallbearer
  • Larry Morehead, Honorary Pallbearer


  • Funeral Service Friday, September 13, 2019
  • Committal Service Friday, September 13, 2019


Donald G Manion

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Shelly Agostine

September 12, 2019

We met Don through his amazing and lovely daughter Kristi. Kristi’s family became close friends to our family. We were blessed to spend time with Don at their family events. Don was a funny, intelligent and caring gentleman who engaged with and cared deeply for his grandchildren and family. My family is blessed to have known him and will miss conversations with him that informed us and made us laugh. God bless Carol and Kristi’s family and all the family members who will miss his presence in their lives.

nancy cornell

September 11, 2019

So sad to hear about Don...If there is anything we do for you let us know...