Dolores Manning

Dolores (Ackerson) Manning, 87, of Staples, passed away peacefully April 27, 2020, at the Lakewood Care Center in Staples. 

Private services will be held at the Staples Church of Christ with Barry Klein officiating. 

Burial will be at Minnesota State Veterans Cemetery. 

Dolores Ann was born in Motley on December 2, 1932 to Raymond and Eligia (Holub) Ackerson. She was raised on a farm north of Motley in May Township along with two sisters and a brother. She graduated from Motley High School in 1951 and Normal school (teacher) training in 1952. She was united in marriage April 20, 1954 to Arthur Manning at the Casino Assembly of God Church, rural Pillager. Dolores and Art made their home in Staples where together they raised four children. Along with raising a family, Dolores truly enjoyed her career as a country schoolteacher, teaching at Meadow Brook, Philbrook and other surrounding rural schools. After the country schools closed, she spent the next 25 years at Staples Elementary as a teaching assistant, retiring in 1995. She also enjoyed volunteering over the years as a Girl Scout Leader, a member of the Staples Food Shelf, Staples ’93 Lions, a trustee and organist at the Staples Church of Christ where she was also a member. She enjoyed and loved being around her family, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. Many hours were spent getting ready to entertain everyone for holidays and special occasions. 

Dolores is survived by three daughters, Susan (Dale) Adams of Aldrich,  Pamela (Joseph) DuBay of Richfield and Debra (Peter) Fink of Staples and one son, Timothy Manning of Staples; one brother, James Ackerson of Motley; brother-in-law, Ronald Manning of Palm Springs, CA; eight grandchildren; 17 great-grandchildren and many nieces and nephews. 

She was preceded in death by her husband; parents and two sisters, Phyllis Olson and Beatrice Emerson. 

Arrangements by Brenny Family Funeral Chapel;; 218-828-5051

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