OBITUARY

George William Manion Jr.

March 30, 1927February 6, 2019
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George William "Bill" Manion, Jr., age 91, of Longmont, CO, passed away peacefully at his home surrounded by family on February 6, 2019. Bill was born in Goodland, KS to George William and Ethel Raven (Faulkner) Manion, Sr. on March 30, 1927. He attended school in Goodland, KS graduating with the class of 1945. He served his country in the US Navy from 1945 to 1946. After being honorably discharged, Bill attended Kansas State University earning a degree in business. After trying his hand at several occupations, he felt called to teach and earned a Masters degree in elementary education from the University of Northern Colorado. He then proceeded to teach elementary students in the St. Vrain Valley School District for 27 years.

In 1954, while working in Ft. Morgan, CO, Bill met Bonnie Lea Gimple at the Methodist Church where they were both members of the choir. They were united in marriage on August 26, 1956 at Rinn Church east of Longmont. To this union two daughters were born.

Bill continued to be a fan of Kansas State University football and basketball. He cheered on the football and basketball teams of Longmont High School. He enjoyed watching the Denver Broncos and the Rockies. Traveling, golf, and telling jokes gave Bill great pleasure throughout his life. Bill was a member of the Methodist Church and Longmont Kiwanis.

Bill is survived by his wife, Bonnie; daughters, Rebecca (Brian) Hergenrader of North Platte, NE and Marka Kreiman of Edmonds, WA; grandchildren, Bret Hergenrader, Kate (Jordan) Jaeger, Henry Kreiman, Nathaniel Kreiman and numerous nieces and nephews. In addition to his parents, Bill was preceded in death by a brother, Stanley L. (Eve) Manion, sister, Meredith (Ralph) Graham and son-in-law, Don Kreiman.

A memorial service will be held at the First United Methodist Church on 350 11th Avenue in Longmont, CO on Tuesday, February 19, 2019 at 11am.

In lieu of flowers, the family requests that memorial contributions be made to the First United Methodist Church of Longmont or the OUR Center of Longmont. Please feel free to share memories and condolences at howemortuary.com.

Services

19 February

Celebration of Life

11:00 am

Heart of Longmont First United Methodist Church

350 11th Avenue
Longmont, CO 80501

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George William Manion Jr.

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jim strunk

February 13, 2019

We taught school together at Main St. School in the 70's. He was a very nice man. God bless old friend.

Sincerely,
Jim Strunk

Julie Bailey

February 13, 2019

Hi Bonnie. This is Julie, your neighbor across the street. Sending my love to you and your family. I remember when I went to help Bill shovel the snow off the sidewalk and he said he could shovel the snow himself. I believe he was 85! I had to giggle at that. I'm sure I'll be doing the same thing. I have been blessed to have you as such wonderful neighbors all these years. God bless.

maria dinkel

February 12, 2019

My deepest condolences to the Manion family I will always remember Mr.Manion from Columbine elementary in the early70s you were stern but always treated me kind glad I ran into you a few yrs back enjoyed our conversation God Bless. Maria (Gonzales) Dinkel

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