James Manker

Born: Mon., May 29, 1950
Died: Mon., Feb. 3, 2020


11:00 AM to 1:00 PM, Fri., Feb. 07, 2020
Location: Niebur Funeral Home

Funeral Service

1:00 PM Fri., Feb. 07, 2020
Location: Niebur Funeral Home

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James Manker, age 69, of Griggsville, IL passed away on Monday, February 3, 2020 at Illini Community Hospital in Pittsfield, IL.  He was born on May 29, 1950 in Pittsfield, IL to Eugene and Nadine Lloyd Manker.  He married Connie Jeanette Lawson on January 17, 1970, and she survives.

James worked for National Starch for over 30 years and after retiring, he worked part time at the Trammo Terminal.  He loved hunting, and fishing in tournaments.  He also liked singing karaoke, going to the boat, and playing the slots.  James greatly enjoyed being with his family and attending his grandsons’ ball games.  He was a life time member of Whitetails Unlimited and the Boilmakers Union.  James was a hardworking man and he will be missed.

He is survived by his wife of 50 years, Connie Manker; his mother, Nadine Manker; children, Jimmy (Kari) Manker of Carrollton, IL and Amy (David) Hill of Nebo, IL; grandchildren, Kendra Schneider, Kimberly Manker, Wesley Manker, Wyatt Manker, Cole Manker, Hannah Hill, Cheyenne Allen, Breanna Manker, Shelly Hill, Josh Hill, Beth Scott and Hope Abney; great grandchildren, Talen Wand, Parker Akers, Trinity Akers, Kayson Hill, Kailyr, Ashyr and Dawsyn; daughter-in-law, Susan Manker and siblings, Larry (Patty) Manker of Griggsville, IL, Norma (Kort) Bartman of Robinson, IL, Nancy (Tom) Ramlow of Beason, IL, Janet (Lester) Rush of Griggsville, IL, and Lori (Dave Brown) Orr of Griggsville, IL.

He was preceded in death by his father, Eugene Manker; son, Steve Manker; and special son, Daryl Brite.

Funeral services will be held on Friday, February 7, 2020 at 1:00 PM at Niebur Funeral Home in Pittsfield.  Interment will follow at Bethel Cemetery near Detroit, IL. Visitation will be held prior to the service on Friday from 11:00 AM to 1:00 PM at the funeral home.  Memorials are suggested to be made to Bethel Cemetery or American Heart Association.  Online condolences may be left to the family at www.nieburfh.com.  Niebur Funeral Home is handling the arrangements.

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

American Heart Association

Bethel Cemetery
Griggsville, Illinois

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Maggie Flowers Barker
   Posted Tue February 04, 2020
So Sorry to hear of Jim’s passing.Many childhood memories of you all!Many Prayers for Connie & Amy🙏🏼❤️

Helen Hughes Fehrholz
   Posted Wed February 05, 2020
Connie,I am so sorry for the loss of your husband. I pray for God to wrap his healing arms around you and give you and your family strength and comfort. God’s strength and comfort along with my family got me through the loss of my husband two weeks ago. Lean on your family they will always be there for you! Peace be with you my friend! 🙏❤️🙏

Jim Duvendack
   Posted Wed February 05, 2020
Sorry to hear about Jim. We played many ball games together.I also worked with him many years at starch.

Roger Herald
   Posted Thu February 06, 2020
So sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you all. I knew Jim when we worked at Starch.

John Knuppe
   Posted Thu February 06, 2020

A GARDEN PATH was sent by The Knuppe's.

Connie, Amy and Jimmy - Karie and I are grieving with you today. We all love you and are sending up Texas sized hugs. - John, Karie, Alex, Hannah, Aleena, Leeanna and Amora.

David and Julie Myers
   Posted Thu February 06, 2020
We are so very sorry to hear about Jim’s passing. He was such a great family man and will be missed by his many friends and family. We are currently in Arizona, but will keep you all in our thoughts and prayers. So sad to hear the news. We are sending hugs. 😢

Bob and Pauline Perry
   Posted Fri February 07, 2020
Sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and sympathy to your entire family at this sad time.

Donnie Whewell
   Posted Fri February 07, 2020
Very sorry to hear of Jim’s passing. Always enjoyed seeing him at starch back in the day. I’m thinking of you all

Gene & Susie Lerch
   Posted Sun February 09, 2020
Just heard about Jim at church. You have our sympathy. Many good memories working with Jim at Starch and playing ball.

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