Paul Manning, 87

Paul Manning, 87, of Allegan passed away on March 2, 2019, at Allegan County Medical Care Community. He was born on April 3, 1931, in Wayland, the son of the late George and Hazel (Thompson) Manning. 

Following graduation from Wayland High School in 1949, he served in the United States Air Force where he was stationed in Japan during the Korean War.  He began his career in banking at the Allegan State Bank and retired from banking in Aurora, Ill..

Paul was active in the American Legion Post 89 and enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren, along with fishing and golfing. 

His family wishes to thank Bronson Hospital, Allegan County Medical Care Community and Wings of Hope Hospice for their care.

Paul is survived by his partner Carol; his three daughters, Paula, Patti and Jenny (Paul) Earl; his grandchildren, Josh (Amy) Gillons, Matt Gillons, Katie (Josh) Walsh, Megan (Andrew) and Carly Earl; great-grandchildren, Jordyn, Masyn, Braeleigh, Kylie, Hannah and Jameson; along with numerous nieces and nephews.

In addition to his parents, he was preceded in death by his former wife Carole (Peters) Manning and his brother Bill Manning.

In celebration of Paul’s life, the family would like you to join them for a Memorial Luncheon on Sunday, March 10, at 1 p.m. at the VFW in Wayland, 735 S. Main St., Wayland, MI  49348. 

In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made in Paul’s name to Wings of Hope Hospice, 530 Linn St., Allegan, MI  49010. 

Cremation has taken place. Assisting the family with arrangements is Gorden Funeral Residence,




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