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Edward J. Maniece 1890-1964


Posted By: Merllene Andre Bendixen (email)
Date: 10/30/2010 at 21:43:24

Final Rites For Maniece On Thursday
Last Rites for Edward J. Maniece, 74, who died yesterday at 10:40 a.m. at Holy Family Hospital after having been admitted only a short time before, are to be Thursday at 2 p.m. in First Presbyterian Church, the Rev. H. Allen Wirtz officiating. His death was attributed to a heart attack.

Burial services for Mr. Maniece will be conducted at Oak Hill Cemetery. The church services will be preceded by a family service to be held at 11 a.m. at Fuhrman Funeral Home. Friends may call at the funeral home until 11 a.m. tomorrow at which time the body will be taken to the church where friends may call until time of service there.

Honorary pallbearers are to be Harry Peterson, Walter A. Schultz, Clarence O. Anderson, Lynn Weir, Joy R. Horswell, William S. Clark, Dr. Archie Whitlow, Merl Landmesser, Dr. Leland Bunge, Milton J. Larson, Elmer Chambers and R. S. Knight.

Active pallbearers are Maurice Juhl, James Eckard, Harold Lange, Edwin Christensen, Earl W. Stick and Walter Frick, all neighbors of Mr. Maniece.

Mr. Maniece, a prominent farmer of Emmet County served the county and his community in many areas during his lifetime having been a member of the Iowa State Legislature from 1932-1938, secretary of the Emmet Consolidated School board from 1921-1936, a Farm Bureau past president, member of the BPO Elks, member of the Knights of Pythias Lodge for more than 50 years, where he had been past chancellor commander and had served as grand chancellor of the State of Iowa in 1939 and 1940. He was honored recently and awarded a 50-year pin by the Knight of Pythias. He served Emmet Township as assessor for 11 years.

He was a democrat and took an active part in the partyís interests both at a county and state level.

In addition to his other activities, Mr. Maniece helped set up the first Emmet County Selective Service program under the draft law in 1940 and had serve on the board continuously since that time. Two years ago he was honored a 20-year service pin and certificate for his tenure.

Edward Maniece was born at Fennimore, Wis., on March 16, 1890, the son of Frank and Ellen Maniece. He received his education in Estherville and graduated from the former Estherville Business College in 1908.

He was married Nov. 3, 1917, to the former Anna Stammer of Estherville.

Mr. Maniece came with his father to Estherville when only a year old and until 1917 worked with his father on their farm north of Estherville. Since his fatherís retirement he had continued to live on the same farm.

He was a member of the First Presbyterian Church, Estherville.

He is survived by his widow, one son, Francis Maniece of Estherville, one daughter, Mrs. Ruth Temple of Des Moines, and one grandson, John Temple.

He was preceded in death by his parents, a brother, Frank, and two sisters, Mrs. George (Anna) West and Miss Margaret Maniece. (Estherville Daily News, Estherville, IA, December 23, 1964)


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