Larry Manning, 72

Larry D. Manning, 72, LaFontaine, passed away at 8:20 p.m. on Sunday, March 3, at his home.

He was born to the late Paul F. and Sylvia G. (Clark) Manning on March 12, 1940 in Winchester. He was a 1958 graduate of Winchester High School, then he attended International Business College of Fort Wayne and graduated from Marion College of Marion, Indiana. He married Joan E. Hendrickson on July 7, 1963, she survives. He served his country in the United States Army Reserve. Larry retired from General Motors of Marion, Indiana as a quality engineer in 2000, he also had Manning Accounting Service for 42 years, and he recently passed the certification exam to become a registered tax return preparer. He also served as Liberty Township Trustee for 2 terms. He was a member of LaFontaine Christian Church of LaFontaine, Indiana. Larry enjoyed being involved with his church and community. He was an Elder, trustee, and financial secretary of LaFontaine Christian Church, served as Operations Director of Emergency Management Agency, board member and treasurer of Life Center in Wabash, board member and volunteer of Habitat for Humanity, board member and treasurer of Troyer Memorial Library, treasurer for LaFontaine Cub Scout Troop, Amateur Radio operator call sign N9AFI, 50 year member LaFontaine Masonic Lodge no 295, board member and treasurer of Rainbow Christian Camp.

Along with his wife, Joan; he is survived by son, Greg D. Manning (Mindy) of LaFontaine, Indiana; two daughters, Mrs. David (Shari) Ferris of Fishers, Indiana and Mrs. Eric (Lori) Rose of Franklin, Indiana; sister, Mrs. Jerry (Janet) Barnaby of Indianapolis, Indiana; and nine grandchildren. He is preceded in death by daughter, Tami Jo Manning and two brothers, Jerald and Jim.

Service will be at 10 a.m. on Friday, March 8, at LaFontaine Christian Church, 202 Bruner Pike, LaFontaine, Indiana 46940, officiating will be Pastor Rick Smalling. Burial will follow in LaFontaine IOOF Cemetery in LaFontaine.

Visitation for family and friends will be from 2 p.m. until 8 p.m. on Thursday, March 7, at the church.

In lieu of flowers memorials are directed to LaFontaine Christian Church- Building Fund, Casa de niņos, or Donor's Choice in care of the funeral home. McDonald Funeral Home, LaFontaine Chapel 104 S. Main Street, LaFontaine, is handling arrangements. Online condolences may be sent to the family at

Posted on 2013 Mar 06