Steve W. Manker

Born: Mon., Nov. 1, 1971
Died: Fri., Mar. 23, 2018


3:30 PM to 6:00 PM, Wed., Mar. 28, 2018
Location: Niebur Funeral Home

Funeral Service

10:30 AM Thu., Mar. 29, 2018
Location: Niebur Funeral Home

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Stephen Wayne Manker, 46, of Detroit, IL passed away on Friday, March 23, 2018 at his home surrounded by family.  He was born on November 1, 1971 to James R. and Connie J. Lawson Manker in Pittsfield, IL.  He married Susan Hudelson in Pittsfield on June 3, 2011, and she survives.

Steve graduated from Griggsville High School in 1989, where he was very active in the FFA serving as a Section Officer.  He went on to attend John Wood Community College for two years, serving on the board as a Student Trustee.  After college, he stayed to work at John Wood as a maintenance man.  Steve worked several other jobs in the Quincy area before working at County Market in Pittsfield and beginning his career at Illinois Department of Corrections in 1995.  He started out as an Officer and shortly became a Maintenance Craftsman.  He resigned from IDOC after 21 years in July of 2016 due to illness.  Steve enjoyed hunting and fishing.  He liked to go rock hunting and metal detecting.  He was also a good pool player.  Steve liked to ride motorcycles with Sugarmomma and do crossword puzzles.  He did a lot of work in support of the Republican Party in the area and was also a past Village of Detroit President.  Steve loved DA Bears and he mostly enjoyed being a Papa.

He is survived by his wife, Susan Manker of Detroit, IL; his parents, James and Connie Manker of Griggsville, IL; his children, Wes Manker, Kendra (Justin) Schneider, Kim Manker, Beth Scott, and Hope (Zach Abney) Scott, all of Detroit, IL; grandson, Talen Wayne Wand; brother, James (Kari) Manker, Jr of Carrolton, IL; sister, Amy (David) Hill of Nebo, IL; grandmother, Mary Nadine Manker of Griggsville, IL; Mary Fleming and Jesse Crook, whom he thought of as his own children; and several nieces and nephews, and aunts and uncles.

He was preceded in death by grandparents, William and Helen Lawson, and Eugene Manker; and a brother, Daryl Brite.

Funeral services will be held on Thursday, March 29, 2018 at 10:30 AM at Niebur Funeral Home in Pittsfield with Jim Jacques officiating.  Interment will follow at Bethel Cemetery near Detroit.  There will be a visitation on Wednesday, March 28, 2018 from 3:30 PM to 6:00 PM.  Memorials are suggested to Griggsville Perry FFA or to an Education Fund for Talen Wand.  Online condolences may be left to the family at  Niebur Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.

Charitable donations may be made in Steve's memory to the following organizations:

Education Fund for Talen Wand

Griggsville-Perry FFA

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Karen Shoemaker
   Posted Mon March 26, 2018
To the entire Manner family; Our deepest sympathy and many prayers to all of you. May you be comforted knowing Steve is resting in the arms of Jesus.

Earl Dean Brown Jr Laurie& Brenton Brown
   Posted Mon March 26, 2018
God bless sorry for your loss Steve was good Man. Our condolences From the Browns.

Agnes Peile
   Posted Mon March 26, 2018
Susan, so very sorry for your loss.

Linda and Fred Lothridge
   Posted Mon March 26, 2018
R.I.P. Steve We are sending hugs and prayers of comfort to your family. You will be greatly missed but we know that you no longer are in pain. Fly high my friend

George and Vickie Clark
   Posted Tue March 27, 2018
Please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers!

David & Patsy
   Posted Tue March 27, 2018
Susan, Beth and Hope You are in our thoughts and prayers at this difficult time. Sorry we won't be able to come to visitation as David is preparing for surgery.

Mary Gordley
   Posted Tue March 27, 2018
So very sorry for your loss. You are all in our thoughts and prayers.

Tim and Nancy Halpin
   Posted Fri March 30, 2018
We are very sorry to hear of Steve's passing and offer our deepest sympathy.

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