Allan LeRoy Manson – Manchester

Allan LeRoy Manson, 64, of Manchester, Iowa, passed away on Monday, January 15, 2024, at his home.

He was born on March 15, 1959, in Manchester, the son of Gerald and Patsy (Meader) Manson. Al was raised by Bob and Norma Helmrich in the Manchester area. He graduated from West Delaware High School in 1977, and after graduation Al began his career as a truck driver. On October 20, 1979, Al was united in marriage to Beatrice Hook. Four children were born to this union. The couple were later divorced. Al later met the love of his life, Lori Heims, and they spent many happy years together. Al enjoyed fishing, his grandchildren’s sports, the Minnesota Vikings and the Iowa Hawkeyes, visiting the casino, and dirt track racing. Most of all, Al enjoyed spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren.

Survivors include his four children, Rachel (Garrett White) Manson of Ryan, April (Gabe) Ehrler of Hopkinton, Shane (Melissa) Manson of Manchester, and Krystle (Jason) DeShaw of Hopkinton; six grandchildren, Shai Schuldt, Clayton VandeVoorde, Carver Manson, Lucy Manson, Bella DeShaw, and Elsie DeShaw; his brother, David Manson of Fonda; step brothers, Mike (LuAnn) Manson of Manchester, and Pete (LeAnn) Manson of Hopkinton; step sister, Mary Garcia of Davenport; sister-in-law, Sharlyn Manson of Manchester; special cousins, Patty Helmrich of Manchester and Lois and Gale Casey of Atlantic; and many nieces and nephews.

Al was preceded in death by his parents; his special friend, Lori Heims; his stepbrother, Dale Manson; step mom, Deloris Manson and Bob and Norma Helmrich.

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Funeral Service: 10:30 a.m., Friday, January 19, 2024, at Manchester Methodist Church in Manchester, Iowa with Reverend Phil Rogers officiating.

Visitation: 3:00 to 7:00 p.m., Thursday, January 18, 2024, at Leonard-Muller Funeral Home in Manchester, Iowa. Friends may also call between 9:00 to 10:00 a.m., Friday, January 19, 2024, at the church.

Interment: Oakland Cemetery-Manchester, Iowa

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