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Ralph Manka

Ralph Eugene "Gene" Manka

Friday, August 17th, 1934 - Wednesday, April 21st, 2021
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Obituary

Ralph Eugene “Gene” Manka, 86, of Gering, passed away Wednesday, April 21, 2021, at Regional West Medical Center in Scottsbluff with his family by his side. His funeral service will be held at 11:00 a.m., Monday, April 26, 2021, at Bridgman Funeral Home in Scottsbluff with Pastor Dale Brown officiating. Viewing will be held one hour prior to the service, starting at 10:00 a.m., at the funeral home. Interment will follow in the Fairview Cemetery in Scottsbluff. Memorials may be made to Salem Congregational Church in Scottsbluff. Online condolences may be left by visiting Gene’s memorial page at www.bridgmanfuneralhome.com.

Gene was born August 17, 1934, at Phillips, Nebraska to Ralph and Ruth (Roberts) Manka. He graduated from the Scottsbluff High School. Gene married Geraldine Hilzer on June 6, 1952, in Scottsbluff. To this union two children were born, Robert and Kathie Jo. They were married for 68 years. He worked most of his career at Great Western Sugar and retired from there. He was a member of Salem Congregational Church in Scottsbluff and was a longtime member of the Eagles.

Gene is survived by his loving wife, Geri; his son, Rob (Cheryl) Manka of North Platte; his grandchildren, Rob Jr. (Stephanie) Manka of North Platte, and Jaimie Sue Manka of North Platte; great-grandchildren, Dara, Bailey, Trevor and Olivia Manka. Gene is also survived by his brothers, Kenneth Manka of Melbeta, Larry (Jerry) Manka of Tucson, Arizona, and Wendell (Caroline) Manka of Tucson, Arizona.

Gene was preceded in death by his parents; daughter, Kathie Jo Manka; and sister-in-law, Patricia Manka.

Gene was grateful to his neighbors for the many years of support that allowed him to continue to live at home.
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Service Details

  • Visitation

    Monday, April 26th, 2021 | 10:00am - 11:00am
    When
    Monday, April 26th, 2021 10:00am - 11:00am
    Location
    Bridgman Funeral Home
    Address
    2104 Broadway
    SCOTTSBLUFF, NE 69361
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  • Service

    Monday, April 26th, 2021 | 11:00am
    When
    Monday, April 26th, 2021 11:00am
    Location
    Bridgman Funeral Home
    Address
    2104 Broadway
    SCOTTSBLUFF, NE 69361
    Get Directions: View Map | Text | Email
    Officiant
    Pastor Dale Brown
  • Interment

    Location
    Fairview Cemetery
    Address
    4109 5th Avenue
    SCOTTSBLUFF, NE 69361
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Lonnie O’Bryan

Posted at 07:28am
A most honored person in the history and memories of The Fraternal Order of the Eagles as he devoted many needed and appreciated years. I salute his loyalty and steady leadership. Thankyou Gene—we will miss you-God Bless!—
-Lonnie & Rhonda O’Bryan
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NHI staff

Posted at 01:25pm
Wishing you peace to bring comfort, courage to face the days ahead and loving memories to forever hold in your hearts.
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Bill Benzel

Posted at 08:36am
My heartfelt condolences to Geri, family, and friends for the passing of Gene. What a wonderful person and friend.
Love and prayers for all.
Bill Benzel
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Posted at 01:43pm
Please accept our most heartfelt sympathies for your loss... Our thoughts are with you and your family during this difficult time.
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