John Manke is an active former Bay View resident who is involved in numerous neighborhood organizations, including the Bay View Historical Society, the Humboldt Park Fourth of July Association and the Shore Shore Farmers Market. He believes Bay View has a fine tradition in its past that we do not want to lose in the future.
On May 28,1966, Penny Kielas and H. John Manke were joined in bonds of holy matrimony. It has been 48 happy years together for us. Time has gone on and many friends and relatives have passed away. It is good to grow old together. we can share our good days and bad days together. You begin to feel your age when you visit your children and their children. That is when you realize that age is creeping up on you. Happy Anniversary, Penny. May all the rest of our days be full of joy and happiness. May all the pains of old age disappear. May we get closer and hug each other as the years go by. May the Good Lord look over us and protect us from all harm.