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Obituary for Gertrude "Gert" Manning

November 16, 1918 - October 17, 2017 (age 98)

Gertrude "Gert" Manning, age 98, of Portland, MI, was born November 16, 1918 to William and Elenor (Smith) Bohr in Westphalia, MI. She and her husband, Dan were owners of Portland Concrete Supply & Block Company for over 40 years. Gert loved to quilt, travel, and play cards. She was a very loving mother, grandmother, and aunt. Gert was a devoted member of St. Patrick Parish and the Resurrection Choir. She was preceded in death by her beloved husband of 50 years, Dan C. Manning; sisters, Adeline Platte and Revella Becker; brothers, Rev. Joseph, Robert, Edward, Casper, and Delbert Bohr; and daughter-in-law, Willa (William) Manning. Gert is survived by her two daughters, Sharon Jean (Joseph Fisher) Wright of Denver and Jayne (Michael) Huhn of Portland; three sons, William (Gloria Jean) Manning, Richard (Janice) Manning, and Jack (Laurel) Manning, all of Portland; brother, Ronald Bohr of Lansing; and sister-in-law, Lucille Bohr of Lansing. Also surviving Gert are her 15 grandchildren; 23 great-grandchildren; 13 great-great-grandchildren; and many special nieces and nephews. The Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated by Rev. Larry King at 11:00 a.m., Friday, October 20, 2017 at St. Patrick Catholic Church, Portland. Rite of Committal will follow at Portland Cemetery. The family will receive friends on Thursday from 2-4 p.m. and 6-8 p.m. at the Lehman Funeral Home, 210 E. Bridge St., Portland. The rosary will be prayed at 1:30 p.m. on Thursday at the funeral chapel. For those wishing, memorial contributions may be made to the St. Patrick Resurrection Choir or Country Living A.F.C. in honor of Gert. Arrangements are entrusted to Lehman Funeral Homes. Online condolences may be made at

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