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Thomas N. "Tom" Manning, age 71, of Dubuque, Iowa, was called home peacefully at 2:45 a.m., on Tuesday, February 7, 2017, at Mercy Medical Center, Dubuque, surrounded by his loving family. To honor Tom's life, private family services were held. Burial will be in Mt. Calvary Cemetery. Behr Funeral Home, 1491 Main Street, is in charge of arrangements.

Tom was born on August 26, 1945, in Dubuque, Iowa, son of Henry and Delores (Hemmer) Manning.

Tom was a lifelong resident of Dubuque and a graduate of Dubuque Senior High School. He worked for many years at the Eagle's Market on Elm and always enjoyed making friends with his co-workers and customers alike. Tom was united in marriage to his bride, Rita, for five years until she was sadly called home much to early over 33 years ago. Tom would go on to live the remainder of his days as a quiet, yet sometimes vocal, bachelor who could find the simple joys in sitting down to an old western, or even a trip to the casino to try his luck at the machines that day. Unfortunately, health issues have continued to plague Tom these last few years and his slow decline has been apparent to all who knew and loved him. We are saddened by his absence, but we know that he's finally made his last visit to the doctors office, and is once again holding the hand of his dear Rita, while sitting around the table with his folks catching up on all the new wonders.

Those left to cherish Tom's memory include

his siblings,
Jo Ann (Marty) Gansemer, Dubuque, IA,
William "Bill" (Nancy) Manning, Dubuque, IA,
Richard (Susan) Manning, Davenport, IA,
Linda Perry, Dubuque, IA,
Julie McLaughlin, Dubuque, IA
and Robert (Vickie) Manning, Kansas City, MO;

and numerous nieces and nephews.

Tom was preceded in death by his parents; and his loving wife, Rita Manning.

Tom's family would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to the doctors, nurses and staff of Mercy Hospital, Tri-State Dialysis, and The Rose, for all of the kind, compassionate and professional care they provided Tom.