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Walter R. McManus Jr. 1928 - 2013
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November 21, 2013
Mary, Dennis, Lore, Julie, Maureen, Pat and Steve, and the grand and great grand children, I know what we say now can't give you much comfort at this time, but we just want you to know how sad we are, and that we hurt for you. We have such wonderful memories of all of you. We shared some happy and some kinda tense times together. The visits were happy, the time we shared with Dennis for some months in Houston, when Lore and Jim cam by for a short visit while on their honeymoon. Then there was the time we prayed together at the hospital when Dennis was having surgery. Thank God it went well, and Mary enjoyed a nice walk in downtown Houston. We will cherish all those times and the bond we feel we have with all of you. And we give thanks to Eternal God for the rest and joy Mac is surrounded by now. We love you all.
November 20, 2013
My deepest condolences to the family. I loved your dad he had a presence about him. He was a class act! Never said much but when he spoke you listened. He will be missed greatly. He and the family will be in my prayers. RIP Walt until we meet again.
November 20, 2013
November 20, 2013

To the Family of Walter McManus:

Many years ago, Mr. McManus was very helpful to our mother, Maria Balducchi. She appreciated his help, and we are grateful to him. With our sincere sorrow, and best wishes,

David E. Balducchi
Raya Balducchi Rawson
Albert J. Balducchi
November 20, 2013
Pat and family, I am very sorry for the passing of your dad. He is in heaven now watching over you. He will be missed by everyone. My prayers are with your family.
November 19, 2013
The Donaldson family sends its deepest sympathies. My Mom (Betty) and late Farther (Bob) always looked forward to their trips to Des Moines and visits they would have with the entire McManus family.Your Father will be missed but I am sure Walt and Bob are currently having some lively debate.
November 19, 2013
Walt was one of the nicest men I have ever met and was always so polite at hearings.
November 18, 2013
My most sincere condolences on Walt's passing. I appeared before Walt on many workers' compensation cases and mediations and he was always such a gentle and fair arbiter of his cases. He will be missed.
November 18, 2013
Dear Mary and family,
You are in my thought and prayers during this difficult time.
May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him.
November 18, 2013
Walt worked close to my department at Farm Bureau. Every afternoon he would bring me and my 2 friends tea. We always looked forward to our "tea parties". Know that many many people were blessed by knowing such a wonderful man.
Linda Gray Smith
November 18, 2013
my deepest sympathy to all

God Bless - Janet Stremlow
November 17, 2013
Beautiful person and family. Lucky to know all of you!
November 17, 2013
Mary and family,
I am sorry for your loss. I knew Walt as an usher and a kind, caring man at St. Pius, who greeted me by name weekly. I would see Walt at various Masses at other churches and was always glad to see his smile. Imagine my surprise in reading his obituary to find all his other wonderful life achievements! I knew he was a special man and his presence on this earth will be missed. It is comforting for me to know that Walt was greeted in heaven by many other spectacular souls! May God keep you in the palm of His hand and may he rest in peace.
November 17, 2013
Dear Mary and family I can not begin to know your pain. I can tell you how much you and Walt touched my life and I will miss his gentle and kind words and that wonderful smile of his. my prayers are with you all. God bless
November 16, 2013
Lore, Jim, Emily, Mrs. McManus, and all children, Grandchildren and Great Grandchildren - I had the pleasure of meeting Mr. McManus once during Parents Day weekend at NWMSU as Lore and I were fellow Journalism Majors and on-air Anchors for KXCV (yes, we shared more than a few newscasts and reporting responsibilities as she was Janis Jones' and my predecessor in the role of City Editor for KXCV, and co-anchoring/covering the Braddyville, Iowa tornado of March 29, 1979 - an F4). My heart is heavy and I am saddened by the loss of the family patriarch - a fine man. Know that I was impressed with him when he shook my hand in the Broadcast Services Center 35 years ago, and know that he - along with his beautiful wife, Mary - raised wonderful children (having only met and worked with Lore, I can only imagine how wonderful Lore's siblings are based on what I know through experience working with a kind soul and Jim - her "one and only"). May Jesus wrap you in his arms, and comfort you now and forever more . . . I care.
November 16, 2013
A True Friend, Mr Walt McManus
He lit up my life in some very dark times in my life. I'll never forget Walt. Love to Mary and all the family.
And I have some treasures that he gave to me from other countries. Sincerely,
Marji Shade
Retired employee Ia Division of Workers Compensation.
November 16, 2013
Sorry to hear that Walt has passed away. We have always had so much respect for you, Mary , and Walt. You were and are a great example for all who know you. Always looked forward to Walt's Easter greeting and the little cross that came with the greeting. It always found a place on our refrigerator for several weeks. Always enjoyed our little visits at the ice cream store.
Walt will be remembered by us with
great honor. May the Lord bless and keep you , Mary. So thankful to know that Walt is with Jesus now. Love ya Dale and Shirley McDougal
November 16, 2013
McManus Family, I would not even want to guess the number of trips to Mercy Hospital that Walter and Mary made over the years to visit my Dad with his ongoing illnesses. He never missed, always took the time. We will never forget Walter. With Sympathy
November 16, 2013
God bless Walter, and the McManus family. I will hold you in my thoughts and prayers.
November 16, 2013
I remember Walt and the family with great fondness. He was a good man.
November 15, 2013
Mary and family, I am very sorry to hear Walter pass away. I was just thinking to see him this weekend, but he already on his way to heaven. I know he is in heaven in hour before devils get his soul!
I enjoy get seasonal cards from him; I know he cares about other than himself. It was very nice of him to think of me.
May God take his soul for eternal rest, and give all of you the support during your grief. I am here for you if you want to talk about it. I understand since I lost four members of my family which leave Pat and me and we keep in touch with each other. Aliceann die on St. Patrick's Day, 2010 from liver cancer. We as family were peace with her death.
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