Banks & Beals Funeral Home obituary – Donald Robert Manning Sr., 81, Lomax

Donald Robert Manning, Sr., 81, of Lomax, Illinois, passed away at 11:57 p.m. Thursday, November 30, 2023 at the Roseville Nursing & Rehabilitation in Roseville, Illinois.

Donald was born September 12, 1942 in Mt. Pleasant, Iowa, the son of Robert and Erma (Lee) Manning. In 1960, he married Ila Harris. They later divorced. In 1973, he married Cheryl Kern. They later divorced. 

Donald was raised and educated in the Mt. Pleasant and Washington, Iowa areas. He worked all of his life for Woods Construction in Washington, Iowa. Following his retirement, he moved to the Lomax area to be closer to his family. 

He enjoyed going to auctions, camping, teasing and telling jokes, he especially enjoyed spending time with his grandchildren and great-grandchildren. 

Survivors include two sons: Don Manning Jr. of Ft. Madison, Iowa and Tim Manning of Lomax; four daughters: Bev (Vince) Nixon of Ainsworth, Iowa, Barb Manning of Lomax, Connie (Shane Downs) Brockett of Lomax and Lesley Cratton of Burlington, Iowa; 10 grandchildren, 17 great-grandchildren and several nieces and nephews. 

He was preceded in death by his parents; two brothers: Leroy Metcalf and Larry Manning and one sister: Kathy Cook.

Cremation has been entrusted to Banks & Beals Funeral Home.

A memorial service will be held at 10:00 a.m. Tuesday, December 5, 2023 at Grace Bible Church in Dallas City, Illinois. Burial will be held at a later date in Carman Cemetery. 

A memorial fund has been established to help the family with expenses. To leave an online condolence, please visit Donald’s obituary at

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