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Obituaries Richard Manning

Richard Edward Manning of Westport, CT, husband of Harriet Fisher Manning, died Wednesday, June 25, 2003 in Norwalk Hospital. He was 75.

Mr. Manning was born Sept. 10, 1927, in Vermillion, son of the late Edward J. and Marguerite Malloy Manning, and had been a resident of Westport for the past 30 years.

A career officer in the U.S. Air Force, Mr. Manning retired Nov. 30, 1973, with the rank of lieutenant colonel.

During World War II, he served in the U.S. Navy. During the Korean Conflict, he served in the U.S. Air Force, where he received the Distinguished Flying Cross and in the Vietnam War, Lt. Colonel Manning had 125 combat missions over North Vietnam and Laos.

He was a graduate of The University of South Dakota with a bachelor of arts degree in zoology and the University of Wyoming with a bachelor of science degree in engineering.

After retiring in 1973 from the Air Force, Mr. Manning was employed by International Paper Co. in New York from 1973 through 1983 as manager of headquarters facilities and then with Cushman and Wakefield, also in New York, from 1983 through 1991 as manager of facilities at Manufacturers Hanover Trust's world headquarters. After retiring, he worked at the "First Tee" at Longshore Club Park.

He is the former director of the Army-Navy Club of New York, a member of the Sigma Tau, Honorary Engineering Scholastic Fraternity and the Building Managers and Owners Association in New York.

He was also a member of Squadron "A" Association in New York, the Ancient Order of Hibernians, the Gaelic American Club and the Joseph J. Clinton VFW Post 399.

Survivors, in addition to his wife, include two daughters, Robin M. Najar of Portsmouth, NH, and Katherine Manning of Westport; three sisters, Carroll Cain of Long Beach CA, Kathleen Weisz of Sioux City, IA, and Marilyn Stueck of Lincoln, NE; and two grandchildren, William M. Najar and Hannah F. Najar.

Mr. Manning was predeceased by one sister, Aileen Manning, and one brother, James Manning.

Mass of Christian Burial was Saturday, June 28 at 11 a.m. in Saint Luke Church, Westport. Interment with full military honors will take place in Arlington Memorial Cemetery at a later date. The Harding Funeral home, Westport, was in charge of arrangements.

Memorial contributions may be made to the Westport Volunteer Emergency Medical Service, 50 Jesup Rd., Westport, CT 06880.

Donna Marks

Donna Marks of DeFuniak Springs, FL, died June 28, 2003 in a local hospital at the age of 62.

For the past 13 years, Mrs. Marks has lived in DeFuniak Springs since moving from Portland, OR, to be near her daughter Karla after she married and moved to Walton County. Mrs. Marks worked as a housing supervisor for HUD Housing. She also owned and operated, with her husband, a truck stop at Junction City. Mrs. Marks donated a great portion of her time with the Children's Reading Program, the local nursing home and the DeFuniak Springs, Council on Aging. Mrs. Marks spent her leisure time painting.

Her husband, James Marks, preceded her in death. She is survived by her daughter, Karla A. Davidson and husband Kevin of DeFuniak Springs, FL; one sister, Kathy Hasenbank and husband Vern of Vermillion; three grandchildren, Selina Davidson, James "Jed" Davidson, and Hannah Davidson, all of DeFuniak Springs, FL.

Earl Hubert

Earl Hubert, 82, of Vermillion, died Tuesday, July 8, 2003, at Sioux Valley Vermillion Hospital.

Mr. Hubert was born Oct. 23, 1920 in Vermillion to Arthur and Elizabeth (Lennon) Hubert. He graduated from University High School in 1939. Mr. Hubert married Carol Burton on Nov. 25, 1948 in Vermillion, and they farmed for over 50 years north of Vermillion, moving to town in 1987.

Mr. Hubert was a lifelong member of St. Agnes Catholic Church, a devoted husband and father, and spent his life raising 11 children. He took great pride in his grandchildren and great-grandchildren.

He loved his John Deere farm equipment that he had over the years, and enjoyed watching old westerns with anyone who would watch with him and try to guess the characters. He was also an avid reader, and enjoyed listening to big band music and country music.

Mr. Hubert was an excellent horseman, and had a quiet way about him that could calm horses down. He passed that love of horses down to many of his children, and he truly was their quiet inspiration.

Survivors include his wife Carol of Vermillion; four sons, Jim (Vero), Jerry (Jolene), all of Vermillion, Kent (Nancy) of Eagle River, AK, and Mark (Lori) of Vermillion; seven daughters, Ann (Jim) Johnson, Paula (Bill) O'Connor, all of Vermillion, Brenda (Skip) Lumley of Salem, OR, Karen (Jack) Hansen of Vermillion, Gayle Jean Hubert of Yankton, Faye (Troy) Lubbers of Harrisburg, and Teresa (Scott) Peterson of Crestview, FL; 26 grandchildren; eight great-grandchildren; a brother and sister, Laurence Hubert and Vivian Johnson, both of Vermillion.

His parents and a sister, Gladys Park, preceded him in death.

Funeral Mass will be 10 a.m. Friday, July 11 at St. Agnes Catholic Church in Vermillion, with burial to follow in the Calvary Cemetery. Visitation will be Thursday beginning at 6 p.m. with a prayer service at 7 p.m. at the church.

Hansen Funeral Home in Vermillion is handling the arrangements. Donations can be made to the American Lung Association.

Norbert W. Dargen

Norbert W. Dargen, 81, Sioux Falls, died Tuesday, July 8, 2003 at Avera McKennan Hospital.

Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 a.m. Saturday at Christ the King Church.

Visitation will begin at 4 p.m. Friday, with a scripture vigil at 7:30 p.m. at the Barnett-Lewis Funeral Home, Sioux Falls.

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