In Memory

David Maneke

David Maneke

David Maneke, 67, passed away peacefully Sunday, November 18, 2018 at Integrity Healthcare of Godfrey.

He was born May 29, 1951 in Wood River, IL, the son of Irvin and Altivene (Dingerson) Maneke.

A graduate of Alton High School and Lewis and Clark Community College, Dave was retired from Prairie Farms Dairy as their Safety Coordinator.

He married Georgia Searles on January 29, 1972 in Alton and she survives. In addition to his wife he is survived by one son, Jason and his girlfriend Debbie Kolesa of Harrison, TN, one sister, Suzanne (Bill) Taulli, one brother, Charles Maneke and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents and one sister, Rosemarie Snyder.

Per Dave’s wishes there will be no visitation and private burial will occur. Memorials may be made to Pride, Inc., Godfrey Park and Recreation or the Michael J. Fox Parkinson’s Foundation, PO Box 5014, Hagerstown, MD 21741-5014. Arrangements were handled by Gent Funeral Home in Alton.

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11/23/18 07:09 AM #2    

Russell G. Wyman

Very sorry to hear this.

I remember Dave as a fellow trombonist and just a nice guy.  

Thoughts go out to Georgia and his family and friends. 

11/23/18 08:08 AM #3    

William F. Sherwood

I am sorry to hear of Dave’s passing. I have known Dave since Kindergarten and we were both “upper Alton” kids. My condolences to Georgia and all of Dave’s family. 

11/23/18 08:35 AM #4    

Jack Groppel

I’m so sorry to read this about David. He was one of the first people I met when we moved to Alton, when I was 9. He was truly one of the really great guys I knew. My deepest sympathies to Georgia and the entire family. 

11/23/18 11:04 AM #5    

Danny A. Wallace

Sorry to hear of David's passing. My sincere condolences to his family.

11/24/18 10:30 AM #6    

Steven Bacus

My sympathies to David's family.  My memory of David goes back before kindergarten...David lived on Brown Street near a corner supported by 'Student Crossing Guards'...these were upper classmen (5th & 6th graders attending Horace Mann School)...guards assembled each morning before school at lunch recess and when school dismissed...their 'uniform' was a white 'belt' and sash with shiny badges, and armed with a cane pole with a red flag attached (sorry for the long sure many of you remember)....David's mother made him a 'uniform' before he entered school - maybe age 4, and he would march to his corner and assist the offical guards.  I believe the teacher in charge of this opertation was Mrs. Meyers - she loved David's immulation and when it came time for him to advance through school to the proper grade, she named David to be the Guard Captain - a lofty postion and great honor!

11/24/18 06:40 PM #7    

Jean K. Webb

I too remember Dave Maneke as a great guy and a fellow band member.  And he had the great good sense to marry my junior high school friend, Georgia.  I am praying for peace and comfort for you and the rest of your family, Georgia.

11/24/18 06:50 PM #8    

Michael Murrie

Memories are dim, but the only way I remember David is with a smile.  Grace and peace to Georgia and all who love him.

11/25/18 11:24 AM #9    

"E" Wilson Burdorff, Jr.

When I learned of Dave’s passing, I thought to myself that the world has lost a shining ray of happiness.  I knew Dave but for a few years in high school... concert band... Marching 100... and for a short while during the college years.  I haven’t seen Dave since a high school reunion of some decade(s) ago.  I had always felt at ease talking with Dave, and I will long remember his hearty laugh.


From across the miles I offer to Georgia and the family my sincere condolences.

11/25/18 07:11 PM #10    

Richard A. Jungk

I remember that Dave was quick to smile and easy to talk to. 

My thoughts and prayers are with Georgia and all of Dave's family and friends.

12/02/18 07:23 PM #11    

Linda Roper (Kuhrt)

So sorry to learn of Dave's passing. My sincere sympathy to Georgia and the rest of the family. May the real presence of Christ give you comfort and strength.

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