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February 11, 1991 - March 13, 2016

Nick was born February 11, 1991 in La Crosse, Wisconsin to Kevin and Joan (Sweeney) Manning. He was baptized at St. Olaf Catholic Church in Mabel and confirmed at Assumption Catholic Church in Canton. In 2009, he graduated from the Mabel-Canton High School and in 2010 graduated from the Carpentry Program at Minnesota State College Southeast Technical. He managed the Village Farm and Home in Mabel with his parents.

He was a member of St. Olaf Catholic Church, the Mabel Fire Department, the Mabel Ambulance, and the Lions Club.  He grew up wearing a tool belt; he enjoyed being creative and fixing things.  Nick had good business sense, great work ethic, and would do anything for others.  He loved his family and friends, and he had an infectious smile and laugh. He played hard, but he worked twice as hard.

Nick passed away unexpectedly on Sunday, March 13, 2016 at his home at the age of 25.

Nick is survived by his parents Kevin and Joan of Mabel; brothers Nathan of Mabel, and Noah of Farmington, Minnesota; a sister Raechelle (Luke) Leidahl of Janesville, Iowa and their son Liam; special friend Amber Severson; step-grandmother Mary Manning; many aunts, uncles, and cousins.  He was preceded in death by his grandparents Ray and Monica Sweeney and Leo and Dorothy Manning; and cousins Jason Johanningmeier and Patrick Fisk.

Funeral Mass will be 10:30 AM Saturday, March 19, 2016 at the Mabel-Canton High School in Mabel with Father Joe Hennen and Msgr. Donald P. Schmitz co-officiating.  Burial will be in the Mabel Public Cemetery in Mabel.  Visitation will be 4 – 8 PM Friday, March 18, 2016 at the St. Olaf Catholic Church in Mabel and one hour prior to services at the school. 

Nick loved Mabel and was committed to serving the community. Memorials will be directed to community needs to be determined.

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