HURON — Claude Manning, 89, died Saturday, Dec. 22, 2012, at Violet Tschetter Memorial Home.
The funeral will be at 3 p.m. Saturday at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints with burial in Riverside Cemetery. Visitation will be Friday from 1 to 8 p.m. at Welter Funeral Home with the family present from 6 to 8 p.m. or one hour prior to the service. Visit welterfuneralhome.com.
Claude Benjamin Manning was born to Benjamin and Virgie (Garner) Manning May 9, 1923, at Hooper, Utah. He went to work in a Civilian Conservation Corps Camp in Lucind, Utah. He went to Oakland, Calif., where he apprenticed in sheet metal fabrication at Bethlehem Steel. He worked in Alameda, Calif., Alberts Mills, Calif., and in October 1944, he moved to Hawaii where he worked at Pearl Harbor repairing ships and submarines that were damaged during World War II.
He returned to Utah in February 1946. He married Viola Gascoigne Feb. 21, 1946, at Ogden, Utah. They lived in Pasadena, Calif., and Ridgecrest, Calif., where he worked at Inyokern New Naval Base. In 1947 they returned to Ogden and he worked for Fox Sheet Metal of Ogden and Twin Falls, Idaho. In 1951 they moved to Huron where he worked for Huron Furnace and started his own company, Manning Sheet Metal - Heating & Air Conditioning. He retired in 1997.
He enjoyed fishing, hunting and reading self-improvement books. In Huron, he was a ward of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and served as branch president, bishop, Sunday school superintendent, Sunday school and seminary teacher and missionary and welfare advisor. He served as high councilman in the Sioux Falls stake. He was called as a temple worker in Chicago, Bismarck, N.D., and at winter quarters in Omaha, Neb.
He is survived by his wife; two daughters, Sherrie (Mark) Laidler of Orem, Utah, and Audra (Cory) Jenkins of Springfield, Mo.; a daughter-in-law, Mary Manning of Marion, La.; 13 grandchildren; 16 great-grandchildren; two great-great-grandchildren; two sisters, Cleone Moore of Roy, Utah, and Margene (Alan) Montegny of Albuquerque, N.M.; and a brother, Gerald (Betty) of Hooper.
He was preceded in death by a son, Claude Jr.; a grandson; four sisters, Theda, Belva, Margaret and Mary; and two brothers, Keith and Ralph.
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