Robert “Bob” Manker, age 86, of Moville, passed away on Thursday, September 12, 2019 at Sunrise Retirement Community of Sioux City. A funeral service will be held on Saturday, September 14, 2019 at 11:00 a.m. at the Nicklas D. Jensen Funeral Home of Moville with Rev. Jill Clem officiating. Burial will be held at the Arlington Cemetery of Moville with military rites conducted by the American Legion Wink-Sparks Post #303 of Moville. A visitation will be held on Saturday, September 14, 2019 from 9:00 a.m. to the time of service at 11:00 a.m. at the Nicklas D. Jensen Funeral Home of Moville.
Robert Gene Manker was born on March 23, 1933 in Moville, Iowa to Neil and Bernice (Weaver) Manker. He was a graduate of Moville High School. Upon graduation Bob joined the Air Force where he served in active duty for four years and was inactive for two.
Bob was united in marriage to Vicki Lee Livermore on March 15, 1958 in Lake City, Iowa. They made their home in Moville and were blessed with four children.
Bob was a farmer and member of the United Methodist Church in Moville. He spent many hours volunteering for Woodbury Central Athletics as well as coaching Moville’s majors and minors baseball teams. His greatest joys in life came from spending time with his children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
Bob is survived by his wife, Vicki Lee Manker; daughter, Lesli (Mike) Brannen of Baxter, IA; sons, Kirk (Dawn) Manker of Papillion, NE, Kelly Manker of Moville, IA and Jason (Tiffany) Manker of Moville, IA; grandchildren, Joe (Jennifer) Brannen, Jake (Danielle) Brannen, Kelci (Collin) Fett, Kristin Manker, Brady Manker, Kalynn Manker, Miah Manker and Jase Manker and great-grandchildren, Izzy, CT, Braelynn and Addison. He is also survived by his sister-in-law, Willa Lee Manker; brothers-in-law, Dan (Mary) Livermore and Ron (Joni) Livermore; and many nieces, nephews and friends.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Neil and Bernice Manker; mother and father-in-law, Clarence and Eleanor Livermore; sister and brother-in-law, Frances and Wayne Vargason and brother, Darrell Manker.
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