Alfred P. Manlet, 86, of Norwalk, died Sunday, Nov. 9, 2008, in Stein Hospice Care Center, Sandusky.
He was born March 6, 1922, in Monroeville, son of the late Alphons J. and Louisa (Hay) Manlet and was a lifelong area resident. He was a member of St. Paul Catholic Church, Norwalk, and was a veteran of the U.S. Army serving in W.W. II. He was a proud donor of 16 gallons of Blood to the Huron County Red Cross. Alfred was a pressman at Rotary Printing Company for 35 years and retired from Norwalk Furniture Company in 1990.
Known as a kind, gentle, loving and thoughtful man, Alfred sadly missed his wife of 55 years, Betty (Thorne) Manlet, who died Dec. 17, 2002. He enjoyed reading his favorites, Readers Digest, U.S. News and World Report and Newsweek magazines cover to cover. He especially enjoyed history, current events and autobiographies. Alfred also had a green thumb and enjoyed gardening.
He is survived by his daughters, Rebecca Stockmaster of Monmouth Junction, N.J., and Patricia (Richard) Babcock of Sandusky; his grandchildren, Brian Manlet Babcock, Jennifer Babcock, Major Neil Stockmaster, M.D., and Adam Stockmaster; 19 nieces and nephews; and his sisters, Bernadette Burkhalter and Beatrice Kline.
Friends may call 7-9 p.m. Wednesday in Walker Funeral Home, 98 W. Main St., Norwalk, where funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Thursday. Inurment will be in Milan Cemetery, Milan.
Memorial contributions may be made to Huron County Services for the Aging/Meals on Wheels or to Stein Hospice Service, 1200 Sycamore Line, Sandusky, OH 44970.
Condolences may be made be shared at edwalkerfuneralhome.com.