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Obituary for Timothy L. Manning

Timothy Lee Manning, 85, of La Crosse, died early Tuesday morning, January 30th, 2018. Tim was born July 26, 1932, in Richland County to Lester and Gladys (Williamson) Manning. He married Charlotte June Kidd on September 6, 1952 at St. Mary's Catholic Church in Richland Center. Tim and Charlotte had six children, farmed near Bosstown for many years, and moved to La Crosse in 1983. They were happily married for 50 years until Charlotte was killed by a drunk driver in 2002. Tim and Charlotte loved music and dance and started square dancing in 1967. By 1975, Tim became a cuer and caller of squares and rounds. After moving to La Crosse, he called several nights a week, and was asked to travel many miles to call for various clubs. When behind the microphone, he took command and his style of teaching was appreciated by many. Tim was well known for his square dance calling skills for local and national events. Survivors include six children, Lori (Roland Hemmann) of Monroe, Dale (Kellie) of Plymouth, Ronald (Colleen) of Sextonville, Avery (Celeste) of Richland Center, Michele (Allen) O'Brien of Eastman, and Pamela (John Edge) of Fennimore; 21 grandchildren; 12 great-grandchildren; Judith Meyer significant other; and siblings, Betty Willis, Dan Manning, Mary Ewers, Charlotte Williams, and Bernard Manning. Tim was preceded in death by his parents; siblings, Helen Spry and Ann Kozar; and one great-grandchild. A visitation will be held from 2 p.m. until 4 p.m., Sunday, February 4, 2018, at Jandt-Fredrickson Funeral Home, Woodruff Chapel, 4239 Mormon Coulee Road, La Crosse. Pratt Funeral Home, 120 North Park Street, Richland Center, will host a visitation from 11 a.m. until 1 p.m., on Monday, February 5, 2018; with a funeral service to be held at 1 p.m. with his son, Ron Manning officiating. Military honors will be rendered. Burial will be at Rockbridge Cemetery, Richland County, Wis. Online condolences may be sent at Tim's sense of humor will be missed by all who knew him.