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Allan LeRoy Manson

March 15, 1959 ~ January 15, 2024 (age 64) 64 Years Old

Allan Manson Obituary

 Allan LeRoy Manson, 64, of Manchester, Iowa, passed away on Monday, January 15, 2024, at his home.  He was born on March 15, 1959, in Manchester, the son of Gerald and Patsy (Meader) Manson. Al was raised by Bob and Norma Helmrich in the Manchester area. He graduated from West Delaware High School in 1977, and after graduation Al began his career as a truck driver.

On October 20, 1979, Al was united in marriage to Beatrice Hook. Four children were born to this union. The couple were later divorced. Al later met the love of his life, Lori Heims, and they spent many happy years together.

Al enjoyed Diet Pepsi, fishing, his grandchildren’s sports, the Minnesota Vikings and the Iowa Hawkeyes, visiting the casino, demo derbies, and dirt track racing.  Most of all, Al enjoyed spending time with his family, especially his grandchildren.

Survivors include his four children, Rachel (Garrett White) Manson of Ryan, April (Gabe) Ehrler of Hopkinton,  Shane (Melissa) Manson of Manchester, and Krystle (Jason) DeShaw of Hopkinton; six grandchildren, Shai Schuldt, Clayton VandeVoorde, Carver Manson, Lucy Manson, Bella DeShaw, and Elsie DeShaw; his brother, David Manson of Fonda; step brothers, Mike (LuAnn) Manson of Manchester, and Pete (LeAnn) Manson of Hopkinton; step sister, Mary Garcia of Davenport; sister-in-law, Charlene Manson of Manchester; special cousins, Patty Helmrich of Manchester and Lois and Gale Casey of Atlantic; and many nieces and nephews.

Al was preceded in death by his parents; his special friend, Lori Heims; his stepbrother, Dale Manson; step mom, Deloris Manson; and Bob and Norma Helmrich.

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Services

Visitation
Thursday
January 18, 2024

3:00 PM to 7:00 PM
Leonard-Muller Funeral Home
1500 North Franklin Street
Manchester, IA 52057

Visitation
Friday
January 19, 2024

9:00 AM to 10:00 AM
Manchester Methodist Church
413 East Butler
Manchester, IA 52057

Funeral Service
Friday
January 19, 2024

10:30 AM
Manchester Methodist Church
413 East Butler
Manchester, IA 52057

Interment Following Service
Friday
January 19, 2024

Oakland Cemetery
North Franklin Street
Manchester, IA 52057

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