Dennis Manic
April 5, 1952 - October 19, 2001
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St. Mary Catholic Church
312 South State Street
Appleton, WI 54911
(920) 739-5119 | Map
Wednesday 10/24, 10:00 am
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St. Mary Catholic Church
312 South State Street
Appleton, WI 54911
(920) 739-5119 | Map
Wednesday 10/24, 11:00 am
Wichmann Funeral Home
537 N. Superior Street
Appleton, WI 54911
920-739-1231 | Map

Dennis Manic Appleton, Wisconsin Age 49, formerly of Elgin, Illinois, passed away on Friday morning in Oshkosh. He was born on April 5, 1952 in Elgin, Illinois the son of Zeke and Elinor (Schmidt) Manic. He graduated from the University of Wisconsin in Madison in 1974 where he played football with the University of Wisconsin…

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Pete and Etta Hensler left a message on April 6, 2009:
We\'ll remember Dennis as a great guy and a good friend. We had many fun "family" and "couple" times as our kids were growing up at RCC.
Barbara Gosser left a message on April 6, 2009:
Dear Pamela and family, As a health insurance agent in Sturgeon Bay I have had the privilege of working with the Appleton RBG office for many years now. What always struck me about Dennis was the devotion he felt for his family and the respect he had for his work and his staff. That was always very evident even speaking with him only occasionally. I know he will be greatly missed. Please accept my sincere sympathy. Barb Gosser
the mucha family left a message on April 6, 2009:
Pam, Ty and Blair, Although we are not with you in person, please know that our thoughts and prayers are. We were shocked and saddened to hear that Dennis had passed on. We can only imagine your pain, and hope that the knowledge that other\'s are here for you will be of comfort. Please let us know if we can do anything for you and your family. Rich, Kim, Adam, and Alex Mucha
Gail Lathen-Farwell left a message on April 6, 2009:
Dear Pam, Please accept my sincere sympathy. My thoughts and prayers go out to your family. Gail Lathen-Farwell EHS CLASS OF 1970
Steve and Carol Massa left a message on April 6, 2009:
We were deeply saddened to hear of Dennis\' early passing. Then our thoughts turned to some of the great times we\'ve had together. Finishing the basement with his Dad at the Adams Street house. Dennis and I took down a maple tree in the back yard and managed not to take down the power lines, hit the garage, or take down the fence. I think it was more luck than skill with that one. When Dennis first starting playing golf we had him bend way over from the waste so he could use a baseball-like swing for some instant success. He hit the ball far and in those early years of golf...all over the place! Well...I wish I could be there today but am certainly thinking of all of you Take care Steve
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Kelly Peters left a message on April 6, 2009:
While I only had the privilege to work with Dennis for a few months and I didn\'t get the opportunity to meet him in person, we began developing a strong working relationship. Dennis was very well respected by his business partners here at Principal. Dennis was a very kind man who spoke often of his pride and love for his family. I will miss our conversations and his ability to make me laugh. I am saddened by this loss. My thoughts and prayers are with his family during this difficult time.
Dennis VanDeWoestyne left a message on April 6, 2009:
I was deeply saddened to hear of your loss. I have very fond and wonderful memories of Dennis back during our athletic days together. He was a great guy . We shared lots of good times both on and off the fields and courts.Please accept my deepest sympathies. Sincerely, Dennis VanDeWoestyne
Hal and Lynn Perry left a message on April 6, 2009:
Dear Pam, We were shocked and so sorry to learn that Dennis had passed away. I would like to write you a personal note but do not know your street address and haven\'t found it on this web site either. We are thinking of you and your family and you have our prayers.
Stephen Blackwell left a message on April 6, 2009:
Please accept my sincere sympathy in your loss & sorrow. At our 30th Class Reunion in August 2000 it was the first time I\'d seen Dennis & the first time I\'d been back to Elgin since graduation. He actually remembered me! Don\'t think of him as gone away. Think of him as resting from the sorrows & tears in a place of warmth & comfort. Think of him as living in the hearts of those he so touched. His journey\'s just begun. Stephen Blackwell EHS CLASS OF 1970
Lill Schomaker nee\' Wickenberg left a message on April 6, 2009:
My deepest sympathy. Lill EHS 70\'
Nance Crosby left a message on April 6, 2009:
Pam - I don\'t know if you were in our school ( Elgin ) or not but I just received the email from the class reunion group. I was sorry to hear about Dennis - I live in Tucson ( since 74 )and noticed your children and parents are here if there is anything I can do please let me know. It sounds like Dennis and I wound up in the same busines I have an insurance and investment firm here.
Joan Heenahan left a message on April 6, 2009:
I had no idea until today that Dennis had passed away. I knew him from grade school (Coleman is our school..where we learn the golden rule...) on. There was never a dull moment with Dennis around, and I\'m sure glad I saw him at our last class reunion in 2000. I am so sorry to hear of his death...hang on to all the good memories and be comforted in knowing that he loved his family and friends and will continue to do so from his place in heaven.
The Andrich Family left a message on April 6, 2009:
Dear Pam, The last time I saw you and Dennis was at Zivadin and Eleanor\'s Slava about 15 years ago. (I played Play-Dough with Blair and Tyler, so it was a while ago. :-)) The thought that Dennis is not in this world anymore is overwhelming. I can still see him smiling and laughing. He was so full of life. When Dennis was 12 he was a groomsman in my parent\'s wedding. My Mom was only 18 at the time, and on the way to the church she started to get scared. Dennis took her hand and said, "Don\'t you worry and don\'t be scared. I\'m here. I\'ll take care of you." That little boy had such conviction. So did the man he grew up to be. Dennis\' memory will live on in all the lives he touched. We\'ll always remember him lovingly. Our thoughts and prayers are with you, your children, your parents, and Dennis\' parents during this horrible time. With Deepest Sympathies and Love, Michelle ("Mimi"), Georgia, and Mika Andrich
john liepe and family left a message on April 6, 2009:
pam,ty, and blair, we were all shocked and saddened by the news. if there is anything i can do for you, let me know. i remember the games of "66" best. condolences and love, john,fran,kaity,kevin,and mike
Bob Crosby left a message on April 6, 2009:
I was fortunate to have the pleasure to work with Dennis, for most of the years he was with RBG. I always enjoyed the many times we were able to visit on the phone and occassionally in person. Those of us at The Principal who had the opportunity to work with him will miss him. Please accept our condolences.
Jim Fulcer left a message on April 6, 2009:
Blair, I am so sad to hear of your loss. Your Dad dearly loved you and was so proud of you and your success!! Remember ALL the good times and special moments you shared. You and your family are in my prays.
Mike, Katy, Andy and Bill Verbrick left a message on April 6, 2009:
Pam, Ty and Blair, We were all so saddened to hear of your great loss. Please know that we\'ll be thinking of you and praying for your comfort in this difficult time.
bob fletcher left a message on April 6, 2009:
Please accept my sincere consolences. I never met Dennis, but over the years I heard nothing but nice things about him. I am very sorry. Bob Fletcher Austin,TX
Mary Idzi left a message on April 6, 2009:
To Pam, Tyler and Blair, I was only fortunate enough to meet Dennis once. It was several years ago, at an RBG managers meeting in Chicago. I was relatively new to my manager\'s position, and he went out of his way to welcome me on board, and to offer a helping hand if I needed one. He made a lasting impression... Please accept my most sincere condolences. Rogers Benefit Group has lost a wonderful ambassador. Sincerely, Mary K. Idzi, and all the staff at the Fort Myers Rogers Benefit Group office.
Gregg Kennerly left a message on April 6, 2009:
Our thoughts and prayers go out to Dennis\' family and co-workers. Dennis was well respected and will be missed by all. Sincere condolences.
Peace of mind is a call away. We're here when you need us most.
Larry Pagenkopf left a message on April 6, 2009:
Dear Pamela, We never had the chance to meet but Denis always spoke so well of you on our many visits while selling group insurance. I lived in Sturgeon Bay until retiring recently and had not seen Denis for a few years now. He was truly a wonderful guy to work with and I know his whole family will miss him. Best Regards, Larry Pagenkopf
Geno Smith left a message on April 6, 2009:
It is with deep regret I share my sympathy with Denny\'s family and friends. Denny was always the consummate insurance professional and all around good man.
Dennis C. Stone left a message on April 6, 2009:
Dear Pam, Tyler, & Blair, Please accept our deepest sympathy for the tragic loss of your husband & father. Denny was very supportive of me when I needed people to talk to, a few years ago. I\'ll never forget that, ever! He will always hold a special place in my heart for being there for me. We always tried our hardest to get Denny to our golf outings in Las Vegas and Paradise Island in the Bahamas. He never could put it together very often because he was always doing something with his family. He always took a lot of heat, but he never gave in, or made any excuses. And Tyler & Blair, he was always so proud of the both of you! Your Dad is someone that everyone who knew him, will miss. I considered him a very good friend, and I will miss him. God bless you & keep you all during this sad time in your lives. Heaven will never be the same, now that the "MANIAC" is there! "Stony", Shelly & Hayden
Dee Yetter left a message on April 6, 2009:
To Pam, Blair and Tyler, I can only imagine how shocked and saddened you are to lose a loving husband and dad. He was a great man with a wonderful sense of humor and compassion for life. I am so sorry that his life was shortened. He will be missed by so many people.
Angie Arthur left a message on April 6, 2009:
While working with Dennis, we spoke on the phone but never had the opportunity to meet. Please accept my condolences and know that my thoughts and prayers are with your family.
Tammy Kennedy left a message on April 6, 2009:
I had the opportunity to meet Dennis for the first time this past February in Minneapolis. I did not know him well but I could tell that he loved his family dearly. He also loved Rogers Benefit Group. I know you will miss him very much. Rogers Benefit Group will not be the same without him. You are in the thoughts and prayers of all us at RBG Phoenix.
barb phillips hammes left a message on April 6, 2009:
Dear Pam and family, I was saddened to learn of the untimely passing of a fellow EHS \'70 classmate. Although I haven\'t seen Dennis since high school graduation, I can still remember his powerful presence on the football field and in the halls of old EHS. My thoughts are with you and your children and my wishes are that you find solace in all of the wonderful memories. Barbara Phillips Hammes
Wichmann Funeral Home & Crematories left a message:
Please accept our deepest condolences for your family's loss.
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