John "Jack" E. Manning

March 16, 1931January 19, 2019

John E. “Jack” Manning, 87, of Taylor Rd. Columbus, IN died 2:50 a.m. Saturday, January 19, 2019, at Four Seasons Health Care Center. Jack was born March 16, 1931 in Dayton, OH, the son of Ralph Elwood and Ruth Estelle Harrison Manning. He married Claranne Lorenz April 15, 1950 in Dayton; she preceded him in death June 10, 2016. He worked 46 years for Reliance Electric, retiring as Service Manager and Warranty Administrator. In the 40’s he was a Golden Glove Boxer and was proud of being the Quarterback for Roosevelt High School in Dayton. He was a member of St. Bartholomew Catholic Church, John Purdue Club and was an avid supporter and contributor of The Humane Society, Wounded Warriors and Purdue University, He is survived by daughters, Cindy (Jeff) Reed of Columbus and Becky (Steve) McAtee of Loogootee, IN; grandchildren, Julie Knotts and Amy Moore both of Seymour, Heather (Mark) Kaesgen of Cleveland OH, Michael (Sydney) Reed of Nashville, IN, Nick Arensmann of Chicago and Jennifer (Jason) Blasdel of Greenfield, IN; 9 great grandchildren. He was preceded in death by his parents; wife. A private inurnment will be in Calvary Cemetery, Dayton, OH. Online condolences may be sent to the family at In lieu of flowers memorials may be made to St. Bartholomew Catholic Church. Arrangements were made by Myers~Reed Chapel on 25th Street.


  • Cindy (Jeff) Reed, Daughter
  • Becky (Steve) McAtee, Daughter
  • Julie Knotts, Grandchild
  • Amy Moore, Grandchild
  • Heather (Mark) Kaesgen, Grandchild
  • Michael (Sydney) Reed, Grandchild
  • Nick Arensmann, Grandchild
  • Jennifer (Jason) Blasdel, Grandchild
  • 9 Great Grandchildren

  • St Bartholomew Catholic Church


  • Private Inurnment

John "Jack" E. Manning

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Gail Anthony Peetz

January 24, 2019

I wanted to tell you how sorry I am to hear of your dad’s passing. I have fond memories of your mother and father as I was growing up. Much time was spent at your home with all our friends. You are in my thoughts and prayers. Gail Anthony Peetz

Susan St. John-Walters

January 22, 2019

I am very sorry about your Dad's death. He was a fine man and will be missed by many. I have fond memories of your Dad and Mother from my high school days with Sherry. They were always kind and generous to all the girls! In years past when I would occasionally run into your Mother & Dad they would always speak and say hello. I hope you can find some comfort and peace in knowing others care and are keeping you and your family in their thoughts and prayers. Always cherish your wonderful memories! My sincere sympathy to all of you!

Dan Lanham

January 21, 2019

Remembering days past.......with our sympathies....Dan and Jenni Lanham