Carl Manier

Jun 18th, 1941 - Oct 1st, 2017
Carl Manier

Goreville- Carl Manier, Jr., 76, of Goreville, passed away at 1:45 PM, Sunday, October 1, 2017 at his home with his wife by his side.

He was born on June 18, 1941 in Stonefort to Carl and Eva (Lawrence) Manier.   He married Sharon Nichols on December 20, 2002 in Johnson County.  She survives of Goreville.  They were married for almost fifteen years and travelled 1000’s of miles together in their RV.  Alaska was one of their favorite locations.  They loved to watch sunrises and sunsets together.

Carl attended McKendree University, Murray State and SIU-C where he received his Master’s Degree in Science.

He was a teacher for over thirty years at Marion High School. He also taught one year at Carrier Mills and seven years at John A Logan College in Carterville.

His biggest thrill was reeling in a big bass or knocking down geese in Arkansas where he helped run a duck hunting club. He was a lifetime member of the National Rifle Association.

He suffered from Lewy Body Dementia and kidney problems. The family would like to thank all the girls at Hospice of Southern Illinois (especially Carol).

He leaves behind

Wife- Sharon Manier of Goreville

Son- Robert Manier and wife Kim


Samantha and husband Daniel of California

Tucker, Eli and Andrew of Goreville

Brother- William Zane Manier and wife Dawn of Oakdale

Other granddaughter- Mykayla Stroehlein of Vienna

He was preceded in death by his parents, oldest son- Charles Edward Manier and both sisters.

Carl wished to be cremated. A private family service will be held at a later date and inurnment will take place in Cana Cemetery in Goreville.  Memorial arrangements were made at Blue Funeral Home in Goreville.

Memorial donations are suggested to the National Rifle Association and will be accepted at Blue Funeral Home/ 812 South Broadway/ Goreville, IL 62939.  For more information or to sign the memorial guest register, please visit

4 Guestbook Messages

  • Guest: Alisa Wyatt

    From: Kansas City, MO, Illinois

    Date: October 3, 2017

    Carl was one of the greatest men I knew. He was so friendly and down to earth even though he was probably the smartest man in the room. He loved my aunt Sharon greatly, and I know he is looking down on her from heaven.

  • Guest: Jimmy O’Hara

    From: Marion , Illinois

    Date: October 3, 2017

    I truly am sorry to hear about his passing. May God Comfort his family and friends during this very trying time.

  • Guest: DAREN PAHL

    From: Gilbertsville , Kentucky

    Date: October 4, 2017

    My condolence to Bob and family. Carl was our baseball coach as kids . I have good memories of him hauling Ed,Bob and I around southern illinois on rabbit and duck hunting trips.

  • Guest: Brad Hill

    From: Huntsville, Alabama

    Date: October 5, 2017

    Carl impacted the lives of many during his lifetime. He was a tremendous coach to the kids and spent countless hours helping with the younger hunters and was like a father to many of us at the Arkansas Duck club. He will be missed, and there will never be another like him. Carl loved his kids and the great outdoors and I am proud to have known him, one of the greatest teachers. Give credit to Carl for all the help for my Physics background which led to a private department of defense engineering company. Carl was an inspiration to all of us, and he always had a plan, and always had a walking stick in the field. God Bless Carl Manier’s Family.