Thursday, August 21, 2014

Beloved Monk Passes Away

Bro. Matthew Manning 1935-2014
Locally well known and likable Bro Matthew passed away from heart failure on the morning of Thursday August 21, 2014.  Last spring he suffered a heart attack and struggle to regain his health. After a couple of stays in the hospital he settled into a care center in Elkhorn in July.  

Bro Matthew was best know as Mount Michael's jovial postmaster who was always ready to tell a story or two to any listener.  At the end of July Mount Michael closed its post office as Brother was no longer able to fulfill his duties.

Besides postal duties, in his earlier days Bro Matthew maintained Mount Michael's cars, worked in grounds maintenance, and provided transportation services for boarding students.

The Wake Service at the DJ Sokol chapel at Mount Michael will be Sunday evening at 7:00 pm. The funeral mass will be at Mount Michael on Monday at 10:00 am, with burial following at the abbey cemetery.