Jimmie D. Manee, 84, Jacobson, passed away Friday, July 12, 2019 at his home.
Jimmie was born Dec. 7, 1934 at his grandparent’s house in Lakeside Township, Cottonwood County, Windom, Minn. At the age of six, Jimmie and his family moved to Granite Falls, Minn. where he graduated from high school in 1952. In 1952, he joined the United State Air Force where he served active duty as a Tech Sergeant in the 8th Air Force, 28th Bomb Wing, Strategic Air Command as an aircraft mechanic, specializing in the B36 Bombers during the Korean Conflict. In 1956 he joined the Air Force Reserves, Offutt AFB, Omaha, SAC Headquarters.
Jimmie married his wife Coleen Rae Trom on June 2, 1956 in Granite Falls. In 1966, Jimmie and Coleen moved their family to Jacobson, where he ran a dairy farm until 1981. Jimmie served on the FHA Board of Directors and was the secretary of the Palisade Co-Op Creamery Board for 12 years. After retiring from farming, Jimmie worked for the Minnesota DNR Division of Forestry, Lake States Tree Service, and Northern Clearing.
Preceding him in death were his parents; wife, Coleen; sons, John and Scott; and an infant child.
Jimmie is survived by his daughter, Rebecca (Gary) Marshall, Swan River, Minn.; sons: James Manee, Goodland, Minn.; and Michael (Cindy) Manee, Jordan, Minn.; four grandchildren: Joshua, Patric, Jacob, Aric; and two great-grandchildren: Jackson and Ava.
Visitation will be Friday, July 19, 2019 at 12 p.m. at Warba Community Church, Warba, Minn. followed by the 1 p.m. memorial service. Rev. Zach McNeil will officiate. Burial will be at Sago Cemetery, Sago Township, with military honors.
Blue skies, Dad!
Arrangements are with Rowe Funeral Home and Cremation Services of Grand Rapids. To sign the online guestbook or send condolences visit www.rowe