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Gerald Maneval

March 11, 1934-Jan. 13, 2009

Gerald F. Maneval, 74, of Detroit Lakes, died Tuesday, January 13, 2009 at Emmanuel Nursing Home in Detroit Lakes.

Gerald F. Maneval was born to Fernando and Myrtle (McKenzie) Maneval on March 11, 1934 in Candor Township, near Vergas. He attended District No. 121 Country School and later attended Frazee High School, graduating in 1953. He then started working for the Minnesota Department of Transportation.

On March 16, 1957 Gerald married Adelia Sveum in Vergas. They made their home in Detroit Lakes. Gerald served in the United States Army from 1957-59, stationed in Germany. Following his discharge from the Army, he returned to Detroit Lakes and his work. He worked for the Minnesota Department of Transportation for 43 years, retiring in 1996. He also worked as a custodian at the United Methodist Church for 25 years.

Gerald was a member of the American Legion and the Eagles. He liked hunting, fishing, traveling, and coffee with friends. He especially enjoyed time spent with family.

Surviving Gerald are his wife, Adelia; three sons, Terry (Becky) Maneval of Detroit Lakes, Tim (Ally) Maneval of Vergas and Scott Maneval of Blaine, Minn.; two daughters, Pam (Russ) LeMaster of Memphis, Tenn., and Karen (Daryl) Hinrichs of Vergas; nine grandchildren; and one brother, Robert (Eloise) Maneval of Vergas.

His parents preceded him in death.

Visitation will be from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 16 at the West-Kjos Funeral Home in Detroit Lakes.

Funeral services are scheduled for 11 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 17, at the United Methodist Church in Detroit Lakes, with the Rev. Brenda North officiating.

Casket bearers are Steve Maneval, Robin Maneval, Laurel McKenzie, Darrel McKenzie, Dennis McKenze and Kevin Glawe.

Burial will be in Oak Grove Cemetery, Detroit Lakes.

West-Kjos Funeral Home of Detroit Lakes is handling the arrangements. Those wanting to share memories and condolences are invited to use the funeral home's online messages of sympathy section at