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John Arthur Manzoline

ISHPEMING , MICHIGAN: John Arthur Manzoline, 80, former Ishpeming resident, passed away Tuesday evening at the Tender Care Health Center in Munising. He had been in ill health for the past few years.

Born July 7, 1926, in Ishpeming, the son of Nunzio and Josephine (Zeppo) Manzoline, John was a graduate of Ishpeming High School . Entering the U.S. Army in 1944, he attained the rank of Tech Sargent 5 and was with the 82nd Airborne Division as a paratrooper. Mr. Manzoline was awarded the World War II Victory Medal and Defense Ribbon. John was honorably discharged August 29, 1947, and went on to join the U.S. Air Force and was honorably discharged on December 17, 1951, after serving in the Korean War. After serving his country he went on to Michigan State University and graduated in December 1954. From there he taught school in Munising and coached football. Following his time in Munising, he went to Aviano , Italy , to teach school and coach a variety of sports for 38 years.

He is survived by his sister, Christine Larson of Ishpeming; and two brothers, Rocco Manzoline of Ishpeming and Raymond Manzoline of Hibbing , Minn. Several nieces and nephews also survive. John was preceded in death by his parents and two sisters, Rose Stensaas and Lydia Mitchell.

Funeral services will be held Friday at 11 a.m. at Saint Johnís Catholic Church with Msgr. Peter Oberto to officiate. Visitation will be one hour prior to the service at the church. Burial will be in the Ishpeming Cemetery and the Racine Funeral Chapel of Ishpeming is handling the arrangements.

John will be greatly missed.