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Cantrell Funeral Home

609 S. Walnut St., Kimball, NE

OBITUARY

William John McManigal

April 17, 1952August 19, 2020
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William “Bill” J. McManigal, 68, of Kimball, died at his home in Kimball on Wednesday, August 19, 2020. Memorial services for Bill will be held at 10:00 a.m. on Monday, August 24, 2020 at the Cantrell Funeral Home in Kimball with Father Mike McDermott officiating. Inurnment will be held at a later date in Winnetoon NE. Friends may stop at the funeral home on Sunday from 1:00 until 4:00 p.m. to sign the register book and leave condolences for the family. Friends may also visit wwwlcantrellfh.com to view Bill’s Tribute Wall to read the obituary and share stories with the family. Memorials may be given in his memory to the family to be determined at a later date. The services for Bill have been entrusted to the Cantrell Funeral Home.

William John McManigal was born in Plainview, Nebraska on April 17, 1952, the son of Maurice and Ula Mae (Neyens) McManigal. He lived in Brunswick NE and moved with his family to Creighton in 1959 and graduated from the Creighton Community High School in 1970. He worked for Nebraska Harvester Systems and then Western Roofing as a foreman. Bill was married to Susan Amen in Norfolk on October 1, 1977. He purchased the Sinclair Station from his father and operated Bill’s Sinclair until his retirement in 2012. Bill and Sue moved to Kimball in 2017 to be closer to family. He was a huge baseball fan, and enjoyed watching the Boston Red Sox and the Chicago Cubs. Bill had a passion for cars, and he was a founding member of the Rodknockers Car Club. He and a friend Denny rebuilt a 1965 Ford Mustang, a car Bill still owns today. He loved spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren. When his health permitted, he also enjoyed hunting.

Survivors include his wife Sue McManigal of Kimball, NE; son Cory (Amy) McManigal of Kimball, NE; daughter Lacey (Jeremy) Jaqua of Harrisburg, SD; brother David (Angela) McManigal of Bowling Green, KY; sister Katherine (William Laforest) VanSteenhuyse of Alamo, CA; grandchildren Toby and Tyler McManigal and Mila Jaqua. Bill was preceded in death by his parents and brother Jim.

  • FAMILY

  • His wife Sue McManigal of Kimball, NE; son Cory (Amy) McManigal of Kimball, NE; daughter Lacey (Jeremy) Jaqua of Harrisburg, SD; brother David (Angela) McManigal of Bowling Green, KY; sister Katherine (William Laforest) VanSteenhuyse of Alamo, CA; grandchildren Toby and Tyler McManigal and Mila Jaqua. Bill was preceded in death by his parents and brother Jim.

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  • Toby McManigal, Honorary Bearer
  • Tyler McManigal, Honorary Bearer
  • Mila Jaqua, Honorary Bearer
  • Chauncey Pedersen, Honorary Bearer
  • Ken Smith, Honorary Bearer

Services

  • Memorial Service

    Monday, August 24, 2020

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Biff Warren

September 3, 2020

I am so sorry to hear of Bill's passing. Bill and I grew up together in Creighton and played baseball together, a sport we both loved. Though Bill was 2 years younger, the coach added him to the Legion Midgets roster for the tournament so we would have an extra player if needed. I also knew Bill from the Creighton Swimming Pool and we shared many good times. May you take comfort in your memories.

Marian Bourek

August 24, 2020

So very sorry to hear about your loss. We promise prayers for all of you. Bill was my cousin. SO MANY fond memories from our delightful childhood! Altho' our families lived many miles apart, we spent time together at least once or twice a year. He was always the trouble-maker (and the most fun!) as we were growing up. Then, as an adult, he was always the most helpful, understanding and generous of all. I will always cherish his kind and loving words, especially when my dad passed away many years ago. Our deepest sympathy to you, Sue and your beautiful family; and to Kathy and David. May he be greeted in heaven by Jim and all the others! Rest in peace, dear Cousin.

Marian (Green) Bourek

Karla Bernhoft

August 23, 2020

I am so sorry for your loss. My daughter and myself live across the street. We didn't get to know Bill (Sue) that well. He came over a few times when he saw me struggling with something. I remember him using his charger on my vehicles battery when he saw it wouldn't start. He dug us out after a blizzard. My favorite memory, which makes me laugh, was when I had received a riding lawn mower and couldn't figure it out. Im not sure how long Bill had seen me struggling but as he was walking over, he was laughing his head off. He moved a lever on the mower and off i went. I was embarrassed at that moment but afterwards it made me laugh also. To this day, I still laugh at that memory. He was so thoughtful and caring. I wished I would have gotten to know him and his wife better.
Sue, if you ever need anything or just to talk, come over anytime. I can understand some of the loss your going through. I lost my husband (solemate) December 4th 2013.
Karla & Madison Bernhoft

Don Green

August 22, 2020

I send my condolences to Bill's family. Bill is my cousin and we use to play baseball together when my folks visited all the family in Creighton. May he Rest In Peace.

Don Green

Phyllis (McManigal) Heinen

August 22, 2020

Sue and Family. So sorry to hear Bill had passed away. I’m sure he and Dad are already discussing how bad the Red Sox’s are doing this year! Please know we’re keeping you all in our prayers. God Bless and Rest In Peace Bill.

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