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Doc Eugene Manwarren

September 16, 1949 - March 26, 2021
From: Spirit Lake, IA
Doc Eugene Manwarren

Doc Eugene Manwarren

Born: September 16, 1949
Died: March 26, 2021
Age: 71

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     Kenneth (Doc) Eugene Manwarren, son of  Eugene and Bonnie (Rudolph) Manwarren, was born on September 16, 1949 in La Junta, Colorado.  His childhood years were spent mostly in the Spencer area and he graduated with class of 1968 at Spencer High School.     Doc enjoyed classic cars, Oldies music, and socializing with his family and many friends.  Doc was very much a Social Butterfly.  He loved cooking, grilling and trying new recipes.

      Doc passed away at home in Spirit Lake after a battle with kidney, lung cancer and complications.

     He met Valerie J Tripp in 1964 where he attended Val's 13th Birthday party.  Doc always said he was invited for birthday cake and never left.    They were married at First Baptist Church in Spencer on June 6, 1970 and celebrated 50 years of marriage.

     Doc worked at the Spencer Pack 1970 until April 1, 1972 when he and Valerie started Doc's New and Used Furniture.  In 1975 the furniture business was moved to the North Spencer location until 1986.  Moved to Naples, Florida for 2 years and returned to Spencer in 1988 opening of Manwarren Furniture Plaza until 2007.  Began Manwarren Rental and Storage business in 2000 to present.  Doc and Val worked together in the businesses over the many years.

     He was preceded in death by his parents Eugene and Bonnie Manwarren, grandmother Margaret Folkers, brother Ronald Manwarren, father and mother-in-law Stanley Tripp Sr and Jean Tripp.

     He is survived by his wife, Val; children:  Shannon Manwarren, Spencer;  Jami (Angela) Manwarren, Spirit Lake; Jesse (Kassai) Manwarren, Sanborn; Lilly Rose Manwarren Family Princess); Grandchildren are Tanner Manwarren, Blake Manwarren, Madison Manwarren, Dawson Manwarren, Ashlyn Manwarren, Chandler Manwarren, Khloie Manwarren, Grayson Manwarren and Brody Elgersma.    Surviving siblings are Sisters Cindy (Mike) Carpenter, Spencer and Twila (Paul) Haldin, Iowa Falls;  Sister-in-law Sandy Manwarren, Sioux Falls;  Brother, Greg (Linda) Manwarren, Spencer; and Brother Norb (Kim) Manwarren, Spencer.  Many nephews and nieces.

 

 

SERVICES
Celebration of Life Memorial Service will be held on Saturday, May 22, 2021 at the Manwarren Garage Car Showroom located at 16445 255th Avenue, Spirit Lake, IA. 
10:00 A.M.: parking available at Crosswinds Church, 2805 Erie Avenue, Spirit Lake, IA and a shuttle will take you to and from the event.
11:00 A.M. Service with lunch to follow for family and friends; it will be a come and go from 11:00 A.M. to 3:00 P.M.
There will be a Classic Car Tour around the lakes area starting at 4:00 P.M.

Condolences

Wednesday, April 14, 2021 at 7:53 AM
“I worked with Doc dad at the pack for many years and a good friend of Doc for many years. Doc was a very good friend, may God Bless him and he’s in a better place now. RIP”
- Leo Wigen
Thursday, April 8, 2021 at 8:05 AM
“Jamie, Mrs. Manwarren,Jesse,&Shannon
Doc was such a decent, 1 of a kind man. He definitely left some BIG shoes to fill.
Wishing you all our deepest condolences during this very hard time. You are in our thoughts & prayers.
Brandon & Renee Goff”
- Brandon Goff
Wednesday, April 7, 2021 at 4:30 PM
“Doc sure was a great Guy! May he rest in peace!”
- Barbie Walker
Wednesday, April 7, 2021 at 7:53 AM
“Sorry to hear of Dcs passing. May he rest in peace.. ary jackson”
- Mary Jackson
Monday, April 5, 2021 at 5:16 PM
“My thought hearts and prayers go to you and your families. God I’ll bless you. Love Deb”
- Deb Graham
Sunday, April 4, 2021 at 3:47 AM
“Sending prayers to you Val and your entire family! ”
- JoRunkle
Saturday, April 3, 2021 at 4:43 PM
“I’m am so sad to learn of Doc’s passing. So many fine memories of growing up with Val & Doc. My sincere condolences to the entire family! Gods Speed my friend. ”
- David R Chapman
Saturday, April 3, 2021 at 8:13 AM
“My sympathy, Val, to you and your family! I am praying for you.”
- Alice Dalager
Saturday, April 3, 2021 at 8:13 AM
“Sending love and prayer to your family. Doc was always friendly and had a smile anytime I saw him.”
- Heather Gustoff
Saturday, April 3, 2021 at 8:13 AM
“Sorry for your loss. Praying for you and your family. ”
- Cindy and Mark carpenter
Friday, April 2, 2021 at 12:26 PM
“I was lucky to have the Manwarren's purchase their lake home right next to my lake home and we hit it off with the whole family, especially since I was a car nut as they were. Spent a lot of time visiting, eating, and purchasing items from them at their store in Spencer. I stopped several times to see Doc when he was sick and do not regret it at all. We still laughed and shared memories which I will never forget. My heart goes out to the family and I thank them for accepting me as their weekend neighbor. God Bless”
- Randy h Van De Berg
Friday, April 2, 2021 at 11:29 AM
“RIP Doc. You were always so positive and friendly! Many prayers for Val and family. You have a big spirit that is now in heaven with the Lord. ”
- Eileen and Mike Lamer
Friday, April 2, 2021 at 10:02 AM
“I am so sorry for your loss, sending deepest sympathy to Doc's wife and his whole family. We going miss him dearly, he was the sweetest fun guy to be around. RIP Doc”
- Nadia Banashak
Thursday, April 1, 2021 at 12:03 PM
“Shannon, Very sorry to hear about your dad. Prayers to you and your family.”
- Heather Peters
Thursday, April 1, 2021 at 11:03 AM
“Val, and the Manwarren Family... I'm sorry to hear of Doc's passing. I've known Doc since our school days, and he was always a great person to know and talk with. My thoughts and prayers go out to all of you.”
- Randy Huckfelt
Thursday, April 1, 2021 at 8:53 AM
“Very sorry to hear of Doc's passing. Talk about a guy who lived a full life, Doc was it. It was always great to be in his company, never a dull moment. To all the Manwarren's, please accept my sincere condolences. Take care.

R.I.P. Doc Manwarren”
- Tony Lowe
Wednesday, March 31, 2021 at 9:12 PM
“To all the Manwarren Family, hugs and prayers. So sorry to hear of Doc's passing. ”
- Barbara Lancaster
Wednesday, March 31, 2021 at 2:55 PM
“may god bless you and your family.............”
- John and Cathy Kirschbaum
Tuesday, March 30, 2021 at 8:20 PM
“So very very sorry to hear this !
My heart goes out to all of you ! ”
- Rhonda Olson
Tuesday, March 30, 2021 at 5:05 PM
“So sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers go out to you and your families. ”
- Lea and Gary Bwchler
Tuesday, March 30, 2021 at 10:28 AM
“My sincere sympathy and condolences to all of you, my Manwarren cousins. Many good memories with you growing up. Love you all! One day the family will all be together again.”
- Carol Schulz
Tuesday, March 30, 2021 at 7:51 AM
“To Val and the entire Manwarren family, Doc was such a wonderful human being, he helped me along my life's journey many different times. I will never forget all the kind things he did for me! Rod Swanson”
- Rod Swanson
Tuesday, March 30, 2021 at 7:50 AM
“Val and Manwarren family; we are so sorry to read about Doc. Our thoughts are with you. Sympathy to all!”
- Tom and Donna Malmgren
Tuesday, March 30, 2021 at 7:50 AM
“Doc was such a good man and friend to all. We have so many great memories from Back to the 50’s and others over the years. Doc treated everyone with respect, always had a few extra minutes to visit. You will be missed my friend. ”
- Jerry & Lucille Faulkner
Monday, March 29, 2021 at 8:55 PM
“As neighbor to the Manwarren family (fir me) 1952 to 1969. I pray for the family. Doc is now with mom dad and Ron. I had a great childhood living next to Manwarren family.”
- Tommy Taylor
Monday, March 29, 2021 at 8:24 PM
“Dear Val and family. Very sorry to hear of Docs passing... As old school friends. I have many rememberances of our school days to carry on thru his memories... He was a great guy. Gods peace to you all...”
- Denese Muetzel
Monday, March 29, 2021 at 5:23 PM
“My sympathy and prays to Doc's family. He was a great guy.”
- Dayle J Broocks
Monday, March 29, 2021 at 5:23 PM
“Sincere condolences upon the loss of Doc. A good man. May he rest in peace.”
- Mary OBrien
Monday, March 29, 2021 at 5:23 PM
“Val, my thoughts and prayers are with you and your family.”
- Cindy Koenck
Monday, March 29, 2021 at 8:30 AM
“Val and Family, Our sincere sympathy. Keep your wonderful memories close in your heart.May God bless you with peace and comfort during this time. ”
- Dee & Gary Kilpatrick
Monday, March 29, 2021 at 7:45 AM
“Val and family,
You are all in our prayers for comfort and healing during your time of loss. Rest knowing he is with our Lord and Savior! ”
- John and Kathy Christopherson
Monday, March 29, 2021 at 7:45 AM
“Val, Shannon and family, may memories sustain you. Doc was one great guy. He never knew a stranger. Blessings and prayers.”
- Judy Johnson
Monday, March 29, 2021 at 7:45 AM
“I remember buying my furniture from the Spencer store. So sorry to hear of Doc's passing. He will truly be missed. God Bless the family.”
- susan depew
Monday, March 29, 2021 at 7:45 AM
“Val and family, Dwaine and I were sad to hear of Doc's passing. Please know we are thinking of all you. ”
- Shelly & Dwaine Higgins
Sunday, March 28, 2021 at 2:03 PM
“Val, Prayers to you and family. Rest in peace Doc”
- Reed Scott
Sunday, March 28, 2021 at 1:21 PM
“Dear Val, sons, and all of the extended Manwarren family,
We are very sad to read that Doc passed away. He has been a familiar face to so many of the Spencer residents for so many years, with his furniture and storage unit businesses. We purchased every piece of furniture in our house from Doc at one point or another, for ourselves, as well as our children, and all of it is still in use. Tom worked with his brothers at Eaton, so our paths have crossed in many ways over the years. It is with great sadness that everyone says their good byes but what a legacy that he has left for you to reflect on. During this time of sorrow, may you always be aware of the Lord's abiding love and may many wonderful memories sustain in the days ahead. Our deepest sympathy-Tom and Mary Galik”
- Mary Galik
Sunday, March 28, 2021 at 1:21 PM
“Val and family, we’re so sorry to hear of Doc’s passing. Please know you’re in our hearts and prayers. We’ll never forget the fun we had at Back to the Fifties, Doc will always be remembered for making sure everyone had a good time.”
- Dale & Rhonda Streufert
Sunday, March 28, 2021 at 1:21 PM
“Our prayers are with the family”
- Ken and carol meyer
Sunday, March 28, 2021 at 1:21 PM
“So sorry for your earthly loss! He will be remembered! May your family find comfort in Jesus at this time!”
- Jim and Nancy Hartmann
Sunday, March 28, 2021 at 1:20 PM
“So sorry for your earthly loss! He will be remembered! May your family find comfort in Jesus at this time!”
- Jim and Nancy Hartmann
Sunday, March 28, 2021 at 1:20 PM
“sorry for your loss doc was a very good guy he was always good to me and i realy liked that Brad”
- BRAD BOLYARD
Sunday, March 28, 2021 at 1:20 PM
“Prayers to all the Manwarren family on your loss. Doc was a Special Person, loved by all.
Jack & Mary Schomaker, Casey Jones
- Jack Schomaker
Sunday, March 28, 2021 at 1:20 PM
“Val, a very dear friend let me know if Docs passing. I have MANY fond memories of you two in my start-up career at Docs Furniture Plaza! You taught me tons! Doc was always so vibrant & fun! Thinking of you & the family. Take care. Love you still. Mary”
- Mary (Grove) Richardson
Sunday, March 28, 2021 at 1:20 PM
“Val and all of the Manwarren family. Sorry to hear about Doc. became friends with Doc in school and the friendship continued for years. Doc liked to talk with me when ever he would see me. RIP Doc”
- Larry Rupert
Sunday, March 28, 2021 at 1:20 PM
“Val and Doc's Entire Family, We are so very sorry for your loss of Doc. Hold tight to the good memories!”
- Mark & Sue Hallett
Saturday, March 27, 2021 at 4:39 PM
“Dear Val and family,
We are saddened to hear of Doc's passing. The Manwarren and Selzer families have a long history and it is hard to lose another one. Our prayers are with you all. Take care.”
- Lance and Shirley Selzer
Saturday, March 27, 2021 at 2:24 PM
“I am sorry to hear of Doc's passing. I met Jesse when we were neighbors many years ago and very good guy.”
- Sue Merritt Klimes
Saturday, March 27, 2021 at 1:51 PM
“Sending peaceful comfort to all that knew Doc over the years. Let your thoughts bring forth happy memories to share with your extended families and siblings right now and in the upcoming days. Though it is difficult during such times, it is healing to remember his laugh and love right now. and so important for each of you. May you find that peace and comfort easily in these days ahead. ~ In his memory, RIP ~ The "Steece" Family”
- Deborah Steece Fredrickson
Saturday, March 27, 2021 at 12:39 PM
“To Shannon & the Manwarren family--We have been praying for Doc for several weeks now in bible study. It's so hard to lose our parents!!! May God give you peace during this difficult time of grieving. My thoughts and prayers are with you.”
- Donnis (Eninger) Stugart
Saturday, March 27, 2021 at 12:39 PM
“My heart breaks for the family & close friends upon the news of Doc’s passing. I think we were friends from grade school up to recent years. Doc was always friendly & kind to all. RIP my friend. ”
- David Chapman
Saturday, March 27, 2021 at 12:39 PM
“So sorry for your loss. Hugs, thoughts and prayers to your family. ”
- Deb Shay
Saturday, March 27, 2021 at 12:39 PM
“Our prayers are with your family”
- John C & Ruth Vander Haag
Saturday, March 27, 2021 at 9:56 AM
“We are so sorry to hear about Doc. Our thoughts and prayers are with the family. Cherish the memories”
- Bob and Lavon Montgomery
Saturday, March 27, 2021 at 7:58 AM
“To the Manwarren's: I am so sorry for your loss. You are in my thoughts and Prayers.”
- Phyllis Petersen
Saturday, March 27, 2021 at 7:58 AM
“Val, so sorry to hear about Doc. Hugs and prayers to you and your family ”
- Sally Christensen DeLoss
Saturday, March 27, 2021 at 7:58 AM
“Our hearts are hurting for you and your family's with the loss of Doc. Please accept our sincerest condolences & our prayers are being said for all of you. A true Spencer, Iowa Icon will be missed by many. His many stories and quirky personality has left an imprint on my life that is for sure. Greg & Linda ; please know -- you are in my thoughts & continued prayers for peace and harmony through this tough time. God blessed us with knowing Doc and his fun loving family. ((( HUGS ))) my friends.”
- Frank & Della Jeffrey
Saturday, March 27, 2021 at 7:58 AM
“Manwarren family
So sorry to hear about Doc he was a very nice person. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family!!
Jeree Beck Wikström Dori Nissen Beck Hatfield ”
- Jeree Beck Wikstrom
Saturday, March 27, 2021 at 7:58 AM
“So sorry to hear about this, our thoughts and prayers will be with you during this difficult time! ”
- Justin and Christin Lee
Saturday, March 27, 2021 at 7:58 AM
“Hi Val and family,
Sending deepest sympathy to you and your family...
Blessings, Sharon”
- Sharon Roghair
Saturday, March 27, 2021 at 7:58 AM
“We are so sorry to hear of Docs passing. Y’all have our deepest sympathy. God bless you my friend.”
- Monty & Monica Dammann
Saturday, March 27, 2021 at 7:58 AM
“I am so very sorry for your families loss, you will be in my thoughts for peace. ”
- Jennifer Botcher
Friday, March 26, 2021 at 8:40 PM
“I'm so sorry Val and family. Doc was one of the nicest and most friendly happy guy. He fought a hard battle.
Prayers and love to you all.”
- Mary Masters
Friday, March 26, 2021 at 8:40 PM
“Manwarren families we were saddened to hear about Doc.He was a great guy and will be missed by everybody who knew him.”
- Brad an Beth Blair
Friday, March 26, 2021 at 8:40 PM
“So sorry for your loss you are in my prayers and thoughts. ”
- Shelly Lorenzen
Friday, March 26, 2021 at 8:40 PM
“Our sincere condolences go out to the entire Manwarren Family. Always enjoyed visiting with Doc, he always had time to chat. Cherish all the memories he'll leave behind.”
- Doug & Carolyn Alger
Friday, March 26, 2021 at 6:05 PM
“Our condolences go out to the entire family. Just talked to him a couple days ago. I’ve always enjoyed talking to Doc. My thoughts and prayers are with you all.”
- Zach Larsen
Friday, March 26, 2021 at 6:05 PM
“Manwarren family, please accept our sincerest condolence






Manwarren family, please accept our sincerest condolence's. You all have had so much to bear. Continued prayers for strength and healing. Jim and Jan(et) Rusk.
- Jan Rusk
Friday, March 26, 2021 at 6:05 PM
“my thoughts and prayers for the family”
- betty nielsen olesen pautsch
Friday, March 26, 2021 at 6:05 PM
“To Doc family sorry for your loss. May God comfort you in your loss in the days and weeks to come”
- Pat{manwarren} Bias
Friday, March 26, 2021 at 4:05 PM
“We were so sorry to hear of your loss our thoughts and prayers are with you and your family”
- Steve and Barb Meyer
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