June 11, 1920 ó Oct. 13, 2015
Helen Manning, longtime resident of Waukesha, died on Tuesday, October 13, 2015, at the age of 95. She was born on June 11, 1920, in Waukesha, a daughter of Leo and Amy (Ingersoll) Miller.
Helen was baptized in and an active member of the First United Methodist Church for over 78 years.
She taught Sunday school, sang in the choir, led social groups and Girl Scout troops. Helen was a graduate of the University of Wisconsin-Stout, where she earned a bachelorís degree and then at age 55, earned a masterís degree. During World War II, she worked at Michael Yundt Co. inspecting oxygen bottles for pilots. During her working years, Helen worked at various companies, including Catholic Memorial High School as a home economics teacher. Her greatest joys were traveling, crafts, gardening, and especially spending time with family.
Helen will be dearly missed by her stepchildren, Ellen (Karl) Baumann and Richard Manning; stepson-in-law, Walter Duchow; grandchildren, Beth (Jeff) Thompson, Greg (Gail) Duchow, Scott (Lori) Manning, Stacy Manning and Stephanie (Shawn) Jones; great-grandchildren, Chrys and Amber Thompson, Brittany, Mitchell and Morgan Jones and Sydney Manning; sister, Mary Fay; dear friends, Linda and John Dimmick and special grandchildren who adopted Maurice and Helen, Nicholas (Jennie) and Robert Dimmick; special great-grandchildren, Emily, Callum, Katherine, and Lucy; and special niece and caregiver, Laura Miller Hause. Helen is further survived by many cousins, nieces, nephews, other relatives and friends from around the world.
She was preceded in death by her first husband of 25 years, Raymond M. Frank; her second husband of 17 years, Maurice E. Manning; sons, Danny and Brian Frank; her parents; brother, Lyle (Eileen) Miller; and sisters, Lois B. (Gordon) Cheshire and Carol (James) Higbee; and brother-in-law, Paul Fay.
Visitation for Helen will be held from 10:00 a.m. until the time of the memorial service at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, October 22, at the First United Methodist Church, 121 Wisconsin Ave., Waukesha, WI 53186. Burial will take place immediately following the memorial service at Prairie Home Cemetery, Waukesha.
In lieu of flowers, memorials to the First United Methodist Church are appreciated (see address above).
Cesarz, Charapata & Zinnecker Funeral Home, Cremation and Pre-Planning Services is serving the family. For further information, please call 262-542-6609 or for directions, an online obituary or to leave a condolence, please visit www.WaukeshasFuneralHome.com