In Memory of

Glen Manuel

Full Name: Glen G. Manuel
Date of Birth: September 28, 1926
Date of Death: September 17, 2018
September 21, 2018 - 5:00 PM to 7:00 PM - Henry-Lange Memorial Home Cuba
Service Information:
September 22, 2018 - 10:30 AM - Brock United Methodist Church

Smithfield- Glen G. Manuel, 91, of Smithfield, passed away at 10:45 PM Monday September 17, 2018 at his home.

He was born September 28, 1926 at Roseville, IL; the son of William Glenn C. and Lona (Gregory) Manuel. He married Shirley A. Lafary on June 19, 1950 at Peoria. She preceded him in death on December 2, 2010. He was also preceded in death by his parents, and one sister, Beverly I. Crabb.

Survivors include one son, Greg (Sue) Manuel of Smithfield, one daughter, Marcia (Don) Proper of Canton, three grandchildren, Cole (Michaela) Proper of Omaha, NE; Kyle (Rachel) Proper of Pekin, Sandy (Dwight) Eddington of Cuba, five great grandchildren,  one great great grandchild, and one brother David R. Manuel Sr. of Peoria.

Glen worked as a rural mail carrier and later retired as the Smithfield Postmaster. He was a WW 2 Navy veteran serving on the USS Montague. He was a member of the Brock United Methodist Church in Smithfield, Cuba Masonic Lodge, and Cuba American Legion. He served on the District 3 School Board, Mid Century Telephone Board, and the Fulton County Health Board. He served as a trustee for Cass Township, a trustee for the Smithfield Volunteer Fire Department, and served as Smithfield Village President.

Services will be held at 10:30 AM Saturday at Brock United Methodist Church in Smithfield with Pastor Ellen Dodd officiating. Burial will be in Baughman Cemetery with military rites accorded by Cuba American Legion Russell Smith Post 533. Visitation will be held Friday from 5-7 PM at Henry-Lange Memorial Home in Cuba with a masonic service at 7 PM. Memorial contributions may be made to the Brock United Methodist Church. Condolences may be made at

From: Curt and Mary Mickey Sep 18 2018 9:09PM
Marcia, Don and families,
You attend in our thoughts and prayers. Know he was a special guy.
From: Jim and Teresa WelchSep 19 2018 9:32AM
Greg, Sue and Family, You are in our thoughts and prayers. Glen was a wonderful man and friend. Please let us know if we can do anything.
From: Doug and CherylSep 19 2018 11:11PM
Marcia, Greg and families:  So sorry to hear of Glen's passing.  I served on the village board when Glen was president.  He worked hard for the benefit of Smithfield.  He had a goal to get Smithfield water to Bernadotte residents 20 years ago.  He got to see it come to fruition. You have my sincere sympathy.  Cheryl Martindale
From: Susan Bradsahw PerezSep 21 2018 9:48AM
Condolences to the family - I remember Glen as always kind, smiling, a gentle man. Prayers for comfort and peace.
From: William StewartSep 21 2018 3:48PM
To Marcia and Greg and all the Manuel Family,
     I just to want to offer my heartfelt and sincere condolences at this most difficult time.  Your father was a man EVERYONE loved in Smithfield.   He knew everyone and everyone knew him.  Mail delivery in Heaven will never be a problem now.    

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