Bryon Joshua Manning, age 30, of Watertown, SD, passed away on Saturday, October 19, 2019, as a result of a motorcycle accident. Funeral Mass will be at 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, October 26, 2019, at Holy Name of Jesus Catholic Church. Fr. Michael Wensing will be the celebrant. Music will be provided by Laura Atwood. The family is requested to meet at the church by 10:30 a.m. for a family prayer service.
Visitation will be at Crawford-Osthus Funeral Chapel on Friday from 5-7 p.m. with a Time of Sharing at 6:30 p.m. Visitation will continue prior to the service at the church on Saturday.
Burial will be at St. Mary’s Cemetery. Military Graveside Honors will be conducted by Codington County Post #17 of the American Legion, Watertown and the Military Funeral Honors Team of the SD Army National Guard. Honorary pallbearers will be his cousins and close friends. Active pallbearers will be Brandan Manning, Donald Manning, Timothy Manning, Beau Manning, Zach Starks and Jacob Bosley.
Bryon was born on September 27, 1989, to Dave and Jacki (Lemler) Manning, in Sioux Falls, SD. He spent his early years in Selby, SD, where he became active in Cub Scouts and where his passion for fun and life began. He attended basic training in Ft. Leonard Wood, MO before his senior year of high school. After graduating from Watertown High School in 2010, Bryon attended LATI in the custom paint and fabrication program. Bryon worked in the auto body section of Watertown Ford before going to Graham Automotive in Sioux Falls. He later worked with his cousin Zach, at De-Star Construction. Bryon moved back to Watertown where he worked for Justin's Lawn and Tree Service. He was very excited to begin working with his twin brother, Beau, at Renew Energy Maintenance for his next adventure.
He was a member of the Knights of Columbus. Bryon enjoyed playing football in high school. He also enjoyed off road riding in the Black Hills, riding his motorcycle and being on the open road. Bryon could always be counted on for a blunt and honest opinion. He was a very loyal friend, and more importantly, a very loving son, brother and uncle. His family and friends will greatly miss him and his laugh.
Bryon is survived by his parents, Dave and Jacki Manning of Watertown, SD; his brothers: Brandan (Jennifer) Manning of Las Vegas, NV, Donald (Krystle) Manning of Sioux Falls, SD, Timothy (Jenny) Manning of Tea, SD, and his twin brother, Beau Manning (Fiancé Breanna Goodroad) of Watertown, SD; his paternal grandmother, Helen Manning of Watertown, SD; his maternal grandmother, Betty Lemler of Milbank, SD; and his nieces and nephews: Tori, Adalyn, Maverick, Braycen and Ellison.
He was preceded in death by his grandfathers, Donald Manning and Don Lemler.
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