Darrell J. Manogue, Janesville, WI (1932-2013)
September 17, 1932 - December 13, 2013
Darrell J. Manogue, 81, of Janesville, passed away on Friday, Dec. 13, 2013, at Rock Haven Nursing Home. He was born in Milton, on Sept. 17, 1932, the first son of Darrell L. and Mildred L. (Cogswell) Manogue. He graduated from Janesville High School in 1951. Darrell was very interested in racing pigeons from an early age and started this hobby behind the garage of the family home at 900 Prospect Avenue, (now East Centerway) in Janesville. Darrell served in the U. S. Army from Feb. 27, 1951 until Feb. 6, 1954, and was stationed in Germany. He married Arlene Brown in Jan. of 1956. They had one daughter, Susan A. Darrell spent many years in the construction business, mainly in Nevada, where he also raced pigeons. He was an addiction specialist while working with the Salvation Army in Nevada, he was also active in AA. Darrell returned to Wisconsin, when his health failed and as he recovered and healed from surgery due to diabetes. Darrel enjoyed playing cards and had a “standing date” with his brother, David, and his sisters, Phyllis Arnold and Nanci Christenson, to play cribbage every Monday. He had a great love for the game of golf.
Darrell is survived by his loving daughter, Susan (Don) Cullen; two grandsons, Brian (Stephanie) and Scott (Liz) Cullen; one great-granddaughter, Kenley; his brother, David (Gail); his sisters, Phyllis (Bob) Arnold and Nanci Christenson, all of Janesville; as well as many other relatives and friends. He was preceded in death by his parents; his former wife, Arlene; one brother, Jerry; and a brother-in-law, David Christenson.
Private services will be held officiated by Father William Nolan. Military rites will be conducted by Kienow-Hilt V.F.W. Post # 1621. Burial will be in Milton Lawns Memorial Park. Visitation will be from 4 until 6 p.m. Monday, Dec. 16, 2013, at HENKE-CLARSON FUNERAL HOME, 1010 N. Wright Rd., Janesville. In lieu of flowers, memorials may be made to Project 16:49. Send to YWCA Rock County, 1735 South Washington Street, Janesville, WI 53546 or online at www.project1649.org for the benefit of homeless children.
“A SPECIAL THANK YOU TO THE STAFF OF ROCK HAVEN FOR THEIR COMPASSIONATE CARE OF DARRELL.”