Carl L. Manger Sr. (Speedy, Pee Wee) passed away on Sunday Sept.13, 2020 at the age of 88. He spent his final months at home, surrounded by his wife, nieces, nephew and friends. Left to cherish his memory is Paula P. Manger, loving wife and best friend of 54 years. Speedy was a loving husband and father. He is also survived by children Carl (Lee) Manger Jr. who resides in Chicago, David Manger (Minty) and Wade Manger. Speedy was preceded in death by his youngest son Clay A. Manger. He is survived by 8 grandchildren Shannon (Denise), Starr, Monica and Earl (Nichole) Manger, Jacob and Megan Manger, Wade Smith and Sonny, 8 great grand kids and several great-great grand kids; nieces and nephews Dana Bunting (Glenn), Lisa Garay, Ramon Garay Jr, Ellie Ross (John), Debbie Howard (David), Anna Broussard (Mark), Lynn Schnauder (Matt), Gina Soriano (David), the late Michael Cruz, Jessica Meyers (Jason), Melinda and Sophia, Daniel Manger Jr, Betty Labourdette (Barry), Stephen Manger (Ann), Ruben Manger (Cindy), Wayne Pfeiffer, Jr. (Ginger) and a host of great nieces and nephews. Other family Margie & Larry Henrikson, their children and grand kids, sisters-in-law Anna Manger, Andrea Pfeiffer, brothers-in-law Gerald Pfeiffer (Wanda) and the late Wayne Pfeiffer. Speedy was preceded in death by his parents Ruben Sidney Manger and Mary Buras Manger, his siblings Ruben Manger and Daniel Manger, Sr, sister-in-law and brother-in-law Gail P. and Ramon Garay Sr. Speedy was born in New Orleans, lived in Chalmette for 33 years before moving to Covington. Carl (Pee Wee) was retired from Kaiser Aluminum Chalmette works in 1982 and then from Hall Buck Marine in 1994. He belonged to SOAR Chapter 36-3, District 09. He enjoyed the Riverwalk, listening to music, casino-hopping and all he ever wanted in life was to make his wife happy – which he did for 54+ years. Thank you to everyone at Notre Dame Hospice, especially Pam, Jennifer and Eric who gave my husband the very best care, Britt & Margie for the last 2 weeks, Dana for all the years she looked after everyone. She is a true angel on earth who truly loves her Uncle Speedy - God Bless you. Visitation will be held on Saturday September 26, 2020 from 10 am to 12 noon with Mass starting at 12 noon at St Peter Catholic Church, 125 E. 19th Avenue in Covington, LA. Interment to follow at a later date.
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