The Life of Larry J. Manmiller

Larry J. Manmiller, 81, of Fleetwood, died surrounded by family Friday, November 29, 2019, in Penn State Health - Saint Joseph Medical Center, Bern Township, where he was a patient several days. He was the husband of Joan A. (Seaman) Manmiller. They were married on December 30, 1960. Born in Leesport, Larry was a son of the late John P. and Erma M. (Grim) Manmiller. He was a member of Saint Paul's Evangelical Lutheran Church, Fleetwood. Larry Honorably and faithfully served his country as a member of the United States Army. He was a graduate of Muhlenberg High School, Class of 1955.

Larry began his long plumbing career first working for his uncle, Bill, at W. A. Brenner, Plumbing, Leesport, and retiring from A. P. Merkel & Co., Fleetwood, in 2000.

Larry was a member of the Sportsmen's Association of Fleetwood in Shunk, Sullivan County. He also helped start the Fleetwood Area Baseball Association. Larry was an original member of the Breakfast Brothers and Fleetwood Fire Company Auxiliary.

In addition to his wife of 58 years, Joan, Larry is survived by a son, John R., husband of Ann L. (Oswald) Manmiller, Fleetwood. Other survivors include a grandson, Tyler J. Manmiller, Fleetwood. There are two sisters: Shirley M. (Manmiller), wife of Larry C. Youse, Kutztown; and Sara J. (Manmiller), wife of Russell Fetter, Temple. Larry's Mother-In-Law, Elsie L.(Kieffer) Seaman, Fleetwood, also survives. In addition to his parents, Larry was predeceased by a brother, Samuel M. Manmiller, on November 26, 2009.

A funeral service to celebrate Larry's life will be held on Saturday, December 7, 2019, at 3:00 p.m. from Ludwick Funeral Homes, Inc., 333 Greenwich Street, Kutztown, with The Reverend Thomas M. Lang, officiating. Relatives and friends are invited to a viewing from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m. in the funeral home. Inurnment will be private at the convenience of the family.

The family requests contributions be made in Larry's memory to Saint Paul's Evangelical Lutheran Church, 117 East Arch Street, Fleetwood, PA 19522 or Fleetwood Fire Company Truck Crew, 16 North Chestnut Street, Fleetwood, PA 19522.

Ludwick Funeral Homes, Inc., Kutztown, is in charge of arrangements. Memories and condolences may be shared at

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Good guy

Great guy will be missed

Posted by David K on 12/02/2019

Wonderful memories

Our deepest sympathy to Joan, John, Anne, and Tyler.  Larry was a wonderful man, public servant and most of all friend.  I have memories of Larry going back to when I can remember memories.  Sitting on the porch, dad always stopping to chat when we drive by; to when our dog ran away and he was found on Larry's porch.  Most of all, the fun times at the cabin and his contagious laugh.  Larry, you will be missed.  Love, Sue Gerhard and family

Posted by Sue G on 12/04/2019

Great Guy

Larry was a great guy that I spent a lot of time with in Shunk! When we were putting a new addition on our camp Larry and I went up twenty some weekends in a row! Will never forget the great times we had in baseball and at camp! R.I.P. my friend!

Posted by Rick M on 12/07/2019

Muhlenberh H. S. "55

Dear Family, I remember Larry as a "good guy", enjoying life. May you keep him with you in photos, stories, and good years you've shared.  Peace -- Mary Reader and husband Bob

Posted by Mary R on 12/07/2019