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Marvin E. Manske

November 7, 2018 | 17 comments

Marvin Elmer Manske, age 70, of La Crosse, WI, passed away peacefully on Wednesday, November 7th, 2018 at Bethany St. Joseph in La Crosse.

He was born on November 28th, 1947 to Elmer and Adeline (Beitlich) Manske.  He married Nancy Hecker on May 28th, 1976 in La Crosse, WI.

After graduating from Luther High School in 1965, he began working in the mailroom for First National Bank (later changed to Norwest and then Wells Fargo).  Over the course of 42 years, he developed many lifelong relationships throughout the community and finished his career as the Vice President of Private Banking.  During this time, he also served in the US Army Reserves for 28 years, finishing as a Master Sergeant, and volunteering for various community organizations such as the Rotary, Jaycees, and Crime Stoppers.  He was also an active member at First Evangelical Lutheran Church, serving as a head usher, participating on many committees, and holding different office positions.

He was always the biggest fan of his children and grandchildren and rarely, if ever, missed one of the games or activities they were involved in.  He also served as a coach in the Shelby Youth Baseball and the Vietnam Vets Baseball organizations.  He loved spending time with his family and friends, was an avid Packers and Brewers fan, and enjoyed golfing and boating at their condo in Holcombe, WI.

He is survived by his wife, Nancy; his sons Paul (Teresa) Manske, Chad (Kristine) Manske, and Jared (Carmen) Manske; grandchildren Tiffany, Brandon, Camron, Zoey, Wyatt, Lydia, Conrad, and Amarah; sister Charlotte; twin brother Myron (Ann) Manske; and numerous cousins, nieces, and nephews.  He is preceded in death by his parents and sister Pauline.

Thank you to the staff at Bethany St. Joseph for their care during his stay. In lieu of flowers or plants, please consider donating to the Alzheimer's Association.

A funeral service will be held on Monday, November 12, 2018 at 11:00 am at First Evangelical Lutheran Church, 400 West Avenue South, La Crosse.  Pastor Roger Sachs will officiate.  Visitations will be held on Sunday, November 11th from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm at the Coulee Region Cremation Group in the Prairie Room, 133 Mason St., Onalaska, and also one hour before the service at the church on Monday.



  1. Dale Vetsch

    Nancy, and Manske Family. Sorry, for your loss. Marv was a great friend. My Thoughts and Prayers are with you all. Dale

  2. Janice Reisdorfer

    Nancy & family.. Although it’s been years & years since we’ve been in contact I read in the paper of Marvin’s passing. My sympathy to you all. Jan (Kellogg) Reisdorfer.

  3. Steve Shepherd

    My condolences to Nancy, Chad, Jared and Carmen. Marv was a great guy and role model. I loved our talks whether they were about sports or life. I’ll always appreciate the 9-ball lessons. Rest In Peace Marv!

  4. Marc Manske

    So sorry to hear about your loss. It is so hard to loose a loved one that has been such a loving part of our lives and meant so much to us. God bless you in your days to come. Carolynn

  5. Sherry Schams Wuebben

    Marv was our loan officer for many years. Enjoyed working with him, respected him, trusted him, will miss him.
    Thoughts and prayers for you. Sherry Schams Wuebben

  6. Marilyn Olson

    My thoughts and prayers are with you. I am sure Lee and Marvin are sharing stories of their many years as friends and military brothers. God bless you all.

  7. Vicki and Dan Marcou

    Oh Nancy, we were so sorry to hear this. Our deepest sympathy and prayers are with you and you’re family.
    We will see you either Sunday night or at the church on Monday.

  8. Paul Beitlich

    I guess I never knew Marvin too well – but after hearing all of the great things about him, I am proud to say that he was my cousin !

  9. David Johnston

    Helped with when built our home, Peace

  10. Jack and Sandy Bornsen

    Nancy, just heard the news of Marv’s passing. We are so sorry for the tremendous loss to you and your family. Our condolences and prayers are with you and your family. We have fond memories of times shared here on the lake.

  11. Cousin Marilyn & Fred

    Marvin’s wife and family, Charlotte & family, Myron & family and Pauline’s family – So very sorry to hear of Marvin’s passing. God bless you all and keep you in his care. Plan to see you at the funeral.

  12. Marci Storey

    I worked for/with Marv for several years at Norwest Bank in the loan department. He was a great supervisor and became a friend quickly. I will miss seeing him and didn’t know he had
    been confined to Bethany; last time I saw him was at a reunion of bank employees. My sincere sympathies to his family.

  13. Terri Fuchsteiner

    I’m so sorry for your loss. We only new you guys for a short bit when we moved to Eastwood Lane but I always enjoyed it when he would give me advice on lawn care of our new home. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.

  14. Terri Fuchsteiner

    I’m so sorry for your loss. We only new you guys for a short bit when we moved to Eastwood Lane but I always enjoyed it when he would give me advice on lawn care of our new home. You and your family are in our thoughts and prayers.

    The Fuchsteiner family

  15. Sarah Pietz

    I’ll always remember Marvin as gentle and kind. Sorry to hear of his passing. May you be comforted to know he now rests in God’s arms.

  16. Jessica Pintz

    I am so sorry to hear about your loss. I grew up with Chad and Jared at First Lutheran, I always remember how Marv and Nancy would always be at the events we had for school and church. Prayers to all of you in this time of sadness. Jessie

  17. Charlie & Peggy Beitlich

    Sending our condolences – so sorry for your loss. May you find comfort in the eternal promise that your loved one has stepped onto the shores of Heaven and has been welcomed by the loving hands of God.


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