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Melvin Manock

April 10, 2016 — May 7, 2016

Melvin Manock, 82, Wahpeton, ND passed away on Saturday, May 7, 2016 at CHI-St. Francis Health in Breckenridge, MN. Funeral services will be on Wednesday, May 11, at 10:30 AM at Bethel Lutheran Church, Wahpeton, ND with Rev. Jule` Ballinger officiating. Visitation will be on Tuesday from 5 PM to 7 PM with a 7 PM prayer service at Willow Creek Chapel, Wahpeton. There will also be visitation one hour prior to the service at the church on Wednesday. Interment will be at Fairview Memorial Gardens, Wahpeton. Arrangements are entrusted to Vertin-Munson Funeral Home, Wahpeton.

Melvin was born on April 10, 1934 in rural Fairmount, ND to Loren and Elsie (Krause) Manock. He grew up on the family farm and attended country school in DeVillo Township. Melvin never finished eighth grade, taking over the duties of the farm after the death of his father.

Melvin was united in marriage to Maxine Miller on June 5, 1957 in Wahpeton, ND. To this union two sons were born, Kevin and David. Melvin was united in marriage to Darlene Weissinger on February 7, 1981 at Bethel Lutheran Church in Wahpeton. Melvin continued to farm on the same family farm. Melvin, not being one to sit still, also worked in the winter offseason for Floyd Swenson at Motor Oil Company in Wahpeton. He eventually bought the business from Floyd and owned it for 22 years until selling it to Conzemius Oil in August of 1996 and still helped them hauling fuel oil. Soon after, Melvin retired from farming but he still worked the land for Doug Toussaint as a hired hand. Melvin and Darlene continued to live on the farm until 2013 when they moved into Wahpeton.

Melvin was a member of Bethel Lutheran Church and the Eagles Club in Wahpeton. When he wasn't working he enjoyed dancing, hunting for ducks, deer, and pheasants, and fishing. He was also the sponsor for the family racing team for 15 years. Family was important to Melvin and he went to as many of his grandkid's events that he could.

Melvin is survived by his wife, Darlene, Wahpeton, ND; his sons, Kevin (Ione) Manock, Wahpeton, David Manock, Rancho Santa Marguerita, CA; his step children, Cheryl (Mark) Gebhart, Becker, MN, Lonna (Robert) Olson, Hawley, MN, LuAnn (Mark) DeMartelaere, Fergus Falls, MN, Joyce (John) Hajostek, Moorhead, MN; his grandchildren, Holly Krump, Grant Manock, Krista (Elton) Campbell, Brandon Manock, Stephanie (Jason) Reisgraf, Stephen Gebhart, Nicole (Eric) Strafelda, Stacie (Keifer Hinrichs) Olson, Kari Olson, Christopher DeMartelaere, Tyler DeMartelaere, Michael Hajostek, Matthew Hajostek; his great grandchildren, Isabella, Nicholas, Makenna, Aubree, Jaxson; his sisters, Elaine Hubrig, Mary (Robert) Smith, Alice (Charlie) Buchholz; his sister-in-law, Carol Manock, and many nieces and nephews.

He was preceded in death by his parents, Loren and Elsie Manock, his brothers, Nathan, Lloyd, Marvin, and George Manock, and his sisters, Lucille Miranowski, and Agnes Manock in infancy.


Willow Creek Chapel
920 3rd Ave North
Wahpeton, ND 58075

Tuesday, May 10, 2016
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM


Bethel Lutheran Church
607 6th Street North
Wahpeton, ND 58075

Wednesday, May 11, 2016
10:30 AM


Fairview Memorial Gardens
11th Street
Wahpeton, ND

Wednesday, May 11, 2016
11:30 AM

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