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Friday, April 25, 2014

NWA Capt. William H. Manning

Air Force veteran, NWA Capt. William ‘Bill’ H. Manning
July 27, 1929 ~ April 22, 2014

Notification with the passing of Korean war veteran, RNPA member retired NWA pilot Captain William Howard Manning, age 84.  Captain Manning joined Northwest Airlines 08-07-1957 and retired in 1989.  Services for Captain Manning will be held  Wednesday, April 30th at 11 AM at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, 680 Mill St., Excelsior MN. Visitation will be on Tuesday evening from 5-8 PM at Huber Funeral Home, Excelsior Chapel, 520 2nd St., Excelsior MN, also one hour prior to Mass at the church on Wednesday.

To view/sign the online guestbook please visit http://www.obitsforlife.com/obituary/891594/Manning-William.php  Captain Manning is survived by his wife Elizabeth ‘Betty’, a former stewardess for Northwest, and their children.  Personal condolences may be sent to the Mannings at
25740 Birch Bluff Road ,   Excelsior   MN 55331-8307   ...  (952) 474-8431 
William "Bill" Howard Manning Obituary
Funeral Home: Excelsior www.huberfunerals.com , 520 Second St.,  Excelsior, MN  55331
Manning, William H. "Bill" Age 84, longtime resident of Excelsior, passed away peacefully in hospice care surrounded by his loving family on April 22. He was born during the Great Depression on July 27, 1929, in Ironwood, Michigan and raised in Ladysmith, Wisconsin. Bill attended college at the University of Wisconsin and graduated from Northern Michigan University. He was a 1st Lieutenant and fighter pilot in the United States Air Force. As a member of the 51st Fighter Group, 39th Interceptor Squadron, he flew the F-86F Sabre Jet in many combat missions over Mig Alley during the Korean war. Bill was a pilot for Northwest Airlines for 32 years and retired as a Boeing 747 Captain. He married his wife Betty, a stewardess for Northwest, in 1964. They raised three children together on Lake Minnetonka and have five grandchildren. Bill was a man of integrity and kindness who dedicated his life to his family. He also loved traveling and spending time at family residences in New Auburn, Wisconsin and Madeira Beach, Florida. Preceded in death by parents, Fenton & Margaret Manning; brothers, Michael (Marie) and John Manning; and niece, Megan Antenucci. Survived by wife, Elizabeth "Betty" Manning; children, Robert (Patti) Manning, Michael (Julie) Manning, and Sarah Manning; grandchildren, William, Michael, Joseph, John, and Katherine Manning; sister, Mary (Robert) Zickuhr; sister-in-law, Joan Manning; nieces & nephews. Mass of Christian Burial Wednesday, April 30, 2014 at 11 AM at St. John the Baptist Catholic Church, 680 Mill St., Excelsior (952- 474-8868). Visitation Tuesday, 5-8 PM at Huber Funeral Home, Excelsior Chapel, 520 2nd St., Excelsior. Also one hour prior to Mass at church on Wednesday. Interment Resurrection Cemetery, Shorewood. In lieu of flowers, memorials to the Marie Steiner Kelting Hospice Home in Victoria, Minnesota or the American Lung Assoc.
Excelsior Chapel 952-474-9595 

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