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Published July 20, 2013, 12:00 AM

Wesley Levi Manikowski-Mogren

Wesley Levi Manikowski - Mogren, 23 months of Geneseo, ND passed away Wednesday July, 17, 2013. Funeral service will be Monday, July 22, 2013 at 10:30 a.m. at Bergen Lutheran Church, Lidgerwood, ND with Rev. Bob Caranicas officiating. Burial will be at Immanuel Lutheran Cemetery, rural Lidgerwood, ND. Visitation will be Sunday, July 21, 2013 from 6-7 p.m. with a prayer service at 7:00 p.m. all at Bergen Lutheran Church. There will also be visitation one hour prior to the funeral service at the church. Pallbearers are: Bobbie Jo Manikowski, Levi Manikowski, Dave Mogren & John Manikowski. Honorary pallbearers are: Maxine Ebel, Eric Ebel, Wyatt & Walker Mogren & all those who rode and played beside him. Organist will be Curt Brownlee with special music by Dani Heinrich.

Wesley Levi was born August 29, 2011 in Sisseton, SD, the son of Tessa Manikowski & Mike Mogren. He was baptized at Bergen Lutheran Church on September 5, 2011.

Wesley Levi Manikowski- Mogren

Wesley Levi Manikowski - Mogren, 23 months of Geneseo, ND passed away Wednesday July, 17, 2013. Funeral service will be Monday, July 22, 2013 at 10:30 a.m. at Bergen Lutheran Church, Lidgerwood, ND with Rev. Bob Caranicas officiating. Burial will be at Immanuel Lutheran Cemetery, rural Lidgerwood, ND. Visitation will be Sunday, July 21, 2013 from 6-7 p.m. with a prayer service at 7:00 p.m. all at Bergen Lutheran Church. There will also be visitation one hour prior to the funeral service at the church. Pallbearers are: Bobbie Jo Manikowski, Levi Manikowski, Dave Mogren & John Manikowski. Honorary pallbearers are: Maxine Ebel, Eric Ebel, Wyatt & Walker Mogren & all those who rode and played beside him. Organist will be Curt Brownlee with special music by Dani Heinrich.

Wesley Levi was born August 29, 2011 in Sisseton, SD, the son of Tessa Manikowski & Mike Mogren. He was baptized at Bergen Lutheran Church on September 5, 2011.

A squirt – a smirk – a smile, the laugh, the personality, the tiny little footsteps that covered so much ground and so many lives in such short time.

For a young man he had so many words. Some of his favorites – Mommy, Daddy, Augie (his pony), Hooey (his puppy), Ba-Ba (Bobcat), Bobbie & Matt-Matt.

Wes loved being outside, chasing chickens, riding in the Bobcat, riding horse (Augie & Cactus), going to horse shows, rodeos & playing in the mud.

His far most ambition was keeping up with his Big Brother, there was no stopping Wes from doing whatever William did. Size of the task was not a factor. The farm & ranch life was Wesley.

Wesley will be remembered for his huge brown eyes & eyelashes, the warm personality and the famous smile of his Grandpa Bill that so many will never ever forget.

Wesley is survived by his mother: Tessa Manikowski, Geneseo, ND; father: Mike Mogren, Lidgerwood, ND; big brother: William, Geneseo, ND; grandparents: LaVonne Manikowski, Geneso, ND, Bernard & Penny Planteen, Cogswell, ND; great grandparents: Rosina Manikowski, Geneseo, ND & Viola Ebel, Lidgerwood, ND; uncles & aunts: Bobbie Jo Manikowski, Geneseo, ND, Levi Manikowski, Geneseo, ND, David & Michelle Mogren, Lidgerwood, ND; nephews: Wyatt & Walker Mogren, Lidgerwood, ND & Carter Planteen, Cogswell, ND; many, many great uncles, aunts & cousins.

He was preceded in death by his great grandpa: John Manikowski; grandpa: William Manikowski; great grandparents: Ernest & Irene Spidahl; great aunt: Mary Beth Jensen & great grandpa: Merle Ebel.

On-line guestbook: www.frankfamilyfuneralhome.com

Frank Family Funeral Home, Lidgerwood, ND is in charge of the arrangements.

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