Donald C. Manser, age 69, New London, beloved husband of Mary, cherished father of Doug, Chris and Julie was granted peace on Friday, November 02, 2012, following a courageous battle with cancer. Don was born in New London on June 19, 1943, son of the late Alfred and Frances (Penlesky) Manser. He proudly served his country in the U.S. Air Force from 1962-1965. On February 19, 1966, he was united in marriage to Mary Rex. He worked at Borden’s (Saputo Foods), New London for 37 years retiring in 2005. He loved sports and watching the Brewers and Packers, donating to the casino and was an avid bowler. Don was always there for anyone who needed anything, along with a joke or two, bringing happiness to many. Don is survived by his wife Mary, children: Douglas Manser, New London; Christine Manser, New London; Julie (Jay) Bessette, Manawa; grandchildren: Conner, Austyn, Elizabeth and Jayden; brothers-in-law and sisters-in-law, Dave (Ruth) Rex and Jan (Bob) Jaeckels. Uncle to Jim (Tina) Jaeckels, their children, Jeremy and Jesse; Laurie (Scott) their children Megan and Jenna; Rob (Toni) Jaeckels their children, Maryssa and Noah; Mike Manser; John (Lisa) Manser, their children, Noah and Emma; Ann (Tom) Hadley (Manser), their children, Ashley and Sarah; Gerry Manser. His buddy Tom McClone and many other friends, and his puppies, Benji and Maggie. He was preceded in death by parents, brothers, Ray and Jim (Jo Ann) Manser, father- and mother-in-law, Milford and Joan Rex, brother-in-law, Don Rex and sister-in-law, Beth Rex. Funeral Mass for Don will be held on Monday, November 5, 2012, at 11:30 a.m. at Most Precious Blood Catholic Church, New London with Fr. Arul Joseph Irudamoney officiating. Visitation will be at the Cline & Hanson Funeral Home, New London on Sunday from 3-6 p.m. and also at the church on Monday from 10:00 a.m. until the time of service. Burial will be in the parish cemetery. Full Military Rites will be held. Special thank you to all the wonderful staff at Martha Siekman Cancer Center, Dr. Bar-Lev, Amy, Jenn, other nurses, and office staff you made Don’s journey a little easier, and the nurses at Appleton Medical Center and New London are special too! We want to give each and every one of you a special thank you for being there for us, your love and caring will always be remembered. God bless you. My Love, you are very special to me and will always be in my heart, you’re one in a million and I thank god for you and our 46 years together. We truly are blessed. Our song will always be special in my heart “I Can’t Help Falling in Love with You”, forever Mary. Did you ever know Don for a moment, for a day? Then you knew someone so special On Life’s path, along the way. Don was fun and full of life, A hard-worker and so smart; He had hopes and dreams and love in an over-flowing heart. Only god can answer why he suffered so we wait and wonder daily if it’s true this pain will pass. We know we have to trust and accept our sorrow for awhile then enjoy our memories of his light, his love, his smile.