Winifred J. Manning, 95, of Rhinelander, died on April 21, 2012, at the Friendly Village in Rhinelander. She was born on Jan. 1, 1917, in Escanaba, Mich. to Alvin and Esther (Lundin) Eddy.
Her family moved to Rhinelanderm where Jane then attended schools, graduating from the Rhinelander High School in 1935. She married Harmon Manning on Oct. 1, 1939, and together they raised six daughters and enjoyed 60 years of marriage. Jane was active with different interests her entire life. She was a longtime member of the First United Methodist Church. She volunteered at the Friendly Village teaching ceramics and was a member and volunteer of the Rhinelander Historical Society. Earlier in life she was a regular participant in the “Little Theatre” and the “Rhinelander Stunt Night”. She especially loved children, her own and others. She volunteered many hours and many years with the Camp Fire Girls and at the Nicolet College Daycare. Jane also enjoyed writing as she kept a daily journal her entire life and also wrote poetry. She was a kind and caring lady, who will be missed by many.
Jane is survived by her six daughters; Joan (John) Kucharski of Rhinelander, Elillias (Jack) Perlberg of Oshkosh, Emeline (Dennis) Nitzel and Penny (Don) Krouze, both of Rhinelander, Jennifer Manning of Arizona and Sara (Jim) Rice of Rhinelander; her 21 grandchildren; 41 great grandchildren; and one great-great grandchild, and many nieces and nephews. She was preceded by her husband, Harmon, on Aug. 18, 2000; four sisters; and six brothers.
Memorial services will be held on Friday, April 27, at 11 a.m., at the First United Methodist Church, with the Reverend Rebecca Niese officiating. Visitation will be from 10 a.m. until just prior to the services at the church.
(Carlson Funeral Home)