Presho Volunteer Fire Department Fire Chief Donald F “Donny” Manger Obituary


Presho Volunteer Fire Department, Lyman County South Dakota
October 17, 2017

Fire Chief Donald F “Donny” Manger was pronounced dead after suffering a medical condition while at a working structure fire on October 14th, 2017. Donny had 36 years in the fire service, serving 23 as Fire Chief. Working as servants to their communities, the Manger family has a long and proud tradition. Donny’s father and brothers are emergency service professionals, working in both the fire service and law enforcement services. Donny is remembered by his brothers and sisters in the fire service as “always being there for the department” and “no one can cut apart a car faster than Donny”. Donny was the calm to the chaos.

Funeral services are set for 11:00 CST on Thursday, October 19th, 2017 at the Lyman Gardens in Presho. Burial services will be at the Presho Cemetery. On Wednesday, October 18th, 2017 visitation will begin at 5:00 CST with a prayer service at 7:00 p.m. CST at the Presho United Methodist Church in Presho.

Gratefully sharing his Donny’s life are their children Brandon, Katelyn, and Madison all of Presho, SD; his dad and mom Don and Sony Manger of Kennebec; sister Katherine Reuman of Rock Island, IL; brothers Bill (Bonita) Manger and family of Vermillion, and Steve (Jessica) Manger and Gage of Kennebec; and many aunts, uncles, and cousins. Proceeding him in death were his wife Sheila, his Grandpa and Grandma Mallow, Grandpa and Grandma Houchin; and mother-in-law Jeanie Slominski.

A memorial has been established

Dakota Prairie Bank
211 Main St.
P.O. Box 190
Presho, SD. 57568

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