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Kathleen Jean (LaFernier) Manning

November 23, 1952 — November 21, 2016

Kathleen Jean Manning, age 63 of Baraga, MI passed away on Monday, November 21, 2016 at her home surrounded by her loving family.

She was born November 23, 1952 in Keweenaw Bay, MI daughter to Bernard and Virginia (Kunick) LaFernier. Kathy graduated from Baraga High School. She married Robert “Gumba” Manning on May 26, 1977 in Baraga. She worked for KBIC for 15 years as an accountant, retiring in 2015.

Kathy enjoyed picking berries, camp fires, and the outdoors. She was an avid reader; enjoyed going to the casino and shopping. Kathy was generous by nature. She was a woman of faith and deeply loved her family.

Surviving are her husband Robert “Gumba” of Baraga; daughters, Tina Durant of Baraga, Maura (Craig) Holma of Iron River, Karin (Carl) Adams of Baraga, Heidi Larson of Kingsford; brothers Bernard and Jerry LaFernier both of Baraga; grandchildren she called “her six pack”, Hannah Kathleen, Travis, Austin, Kassidy Jean, Allison, Faith; numerous nieces and nephews. She was preceded by her parents.

Visitation will be on Friday, November 25th from 12-2:00 p.m. at Jacobson Funeral Home in L’Anse. A memorial service will be held at 2:00 p.m. with Rev. Julie Belew officiating.

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