LODI- Janelle F. Manning, age 73, passed away peacefully on Monday, November 14, 2022, in Lodi.
Janelle was born on September 15, 1949, in Lodi, WI, the daughter of Eldon and Jeannette (Haakenstad) Markgraf.
She was a 1967 graduate of Lodi High School, and was employed by the UW School of Veterinary Medicine, retiring in 2010. On July 25, 1970, Janelle married Greg Manning in Lodi. Janelle and Greg also owned and operated Lodi Valley Antiques for twelve years.
Janelle always had a kind word for anyone she met, and always tried to help in any way she could under any circumstance. A compassionate mother, she would make trips across the US with Greg to see her son, daughter, and grandkids, all while battling her illness. She always put everyone else before herself.
Many families and friends enjoyed Janelle’s cooking, and you could always expect a tin of homemade cookies from her during the Holidays. Janelle was very active in her church, serving as a Deacon, and Youth Group Leader. Many of her other interests included going to auctions, bowling, and hosting her friends and relatives for any occasion.
In addition to her husband Greg, survivors include her children, Amber (Russell Doss) Manning-Doss and Bernard “BJ” (Jessica Nesbihal) Manning; her grandchildren, Kaden Doss, Cassidy, and Maximilian Manning; her brother, Rueben (Donna) Markgraf; nephew Jeff (Melissa) Markgraf; her sisters-in-law, Rita (Phil) Bortz, Marsha (Dave) Miese, Colleen Suter, Connie (Delbert) Hillison, and Judy (Cliff) Behrendt; and other relatives and many friends.
She was preceded in death by her parents; her brother and sister-in-law, Gary and Joan Markgraf; her brother-in-law, Bernard “Bernie” Manning; father and mother-in-law, Bernard and Phyllis Manning.
A Memorial Service will be held at FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH, 258 Lodi St, Lodi, at 11 a.m. on Friday, December 2, 2022. Visitation will be held at GUNDERSON LODI FUNERAL AND CREMATION CARE from 5 p.m. until 7 p.m. on Thursday, December 1, 2022, and also at church from 10 a.m. until the time of the service on Friday.
In Lieu of Flowers please consider donations to Reach Out Lodi, and The First Presbyterian Church of Lodi, where she was a member for 60 years.
Online condolences may be made at www.gundersonfh.com
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