September 20, 2022

Douglas J. Manning

July 29, 1951 – September 7, 2022

Douglas J. Manning, 71, of Lincoln, passed away Sept. 7, 2022. Born July 29, 1951, to Charles and Leona (Jacox) Manning. Doug was a mild mannered individual, with kind heart, who always looked for ways to have fun.  He worked for many years at Lincoln General Hospital.

Because of his sly sense of humor, his friends there nicknamed him Lowdown.  He embraced the name as a badge of honor. A man of many talents, he was a clever cartoonists.  His cartoon strip Ray was a regular feature in Lincoln General’s newsletter.

He was also a skilled basketball player. You could find him on playgrounds when temperature reach 100 degrees, or when it was so cold, the ball would go flat.  He helped to organize the Winter Football League; a group of friends that played weekly, from October to March for several years. He loved sports, both to play, and to watch.

Much of his world revolved around the Nebraska Cornhuskers, and the Minnesota Twins.  Doug crisscrossed the nation following the Huskers.  Even in his passionate loyalty to Nebraska, his sly sense of humor would come through.  During the height of the rivalry between Nebraska and Oklahoma, he filled his gas tank at the Texas border, and had to wait for a gas station to open at the Kansas border.  He proudly declared “I won’t spend one thin dime in Oklahoma!”

He was preceded in death by his brother Jim, and his parents Leona and Charles.  He was survived by his brothers Chuck, Dan and Rich.

Funeral: 10:30 a.m. Sept. 24, at Wyuka Funeral Home, Lincoln. Visitation: 1 hour prior to service. Memorials to the family for further designation.

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  1. I met Uncle Doug when I was a little girl in Nebraska many years ago. We traveled from California to spend time with the family. What I remember about him was very nice and fun to be around. We offer our condolences to Rich, Dan, and my father Charles. Rest in peace Uncle Doug.

  2. Chuck and I always enjoyed his cartoon cards. Doug will be truly missed

  3. Doug,
    What a fine man and uncle you were. I’m sorry we didn’t get to know each other better, living in different states. What a life you lived and your legacy will live on.
    See you on the other side.
    Your niece,


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