|Birth: ||May 5, 1919|
|Death: ||Apr. 23, 2011|
Evert S. Manchester, 91, of Minden died Saturday, April 23, 2011, at the Good Samaritan Hospital in Kearney. Evert was born May 5, 1919, in North Loup to John and Lula (Jackman) Manchester.
On Sept. 14, 1947, he married Ethel Ehlers.
Survivors are: daughters, Jody Fitzsimmons and her husband, Mike, of Minden; Marci Smith and her husband, Clark, of Lincoln; and Jan Vondenkamp and her husband, Mark, of Elk River, Minn.; seven grandchildren; sister, Grace Mulligan of North Loup; four great-grandchildren.
Evert grew up in the North Loup area and graduated from North Loup High School. He attended The University of Nebraska at Kearney. In 1940, he joined the National Guard. He served in the Army Air Corps during World War II and was discharged in 1945. He was a longtime member of the American Legion and served on the color guard.
Evert was also a member of the Westminster United Presbyterian Church in Minden. The couple lived in Grand Island, moved to Hastings in 1951 and then in 1953 moved to Minden. Evert delivered fuel in the Minden area then owned and operated the Mobil Service station in Minden. He also was a substitute rural U.S. mail carrier for many years.
Evert enjoyed dancing, Nebraska football and playing golf. He cherished his time with his family and loved sharing a good story with others. A memorial fund has been established in his name.
Evert was preceded in death by his wife, Ethel; one sister; and one brother.
Published in The Grand Island Independent on 4/25/2011
Ethel S. Ehlers Manchester (1922 - 2005)
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Record added: Apr 25, 2011
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