Alan John McMannes


Alan John McMannes passed away on Thursday Nov. 4, 2021, at his home surrounded by his children and brothers. Al was born on May 25, 1957, to Charles and Pauline (Siegenthaler) McMannes, the third of four boys born to loving and devoted parents. 

Al went to school in Oregon and graduated in 1975 with a desire to go study electrical engineering. In 1976, he was offered a job with Wisconsin Power and Light company which he took and led to an enjoyable 45-year career with the company. Al had plans to retire and travel the east coast to fish, hunt and eat a lot of lobster.

Alan loved his family, including his two kids Amber (Bob) Twieg of Brownsburg, Indiana and Carson McMannes of Brooklyn, Wisconsin. Al adored being the best papa to his three grandchildren Baden, Nolan, and Ari Twieg. 

In his free time Alan loved hunting, fishing, and spending time at the 40. Al never met a stranger twice, as he was a dear friend to so many.

Alan was preceded in death by his parents Charles and Pauline McMannes, brother Brian McMannes, and nephew Travis Coghill. Alan is survived by his children, Amber and Carson, grandchildren Baden, Nolan, and Ari, brothers Denny (Jan), and Bruce (Deb), along with nieces Tara, Kathryn, and Charlie, and nephews Derek, Joe, JJ, Tyler, and Adam, and his friend Peggy.

A short memorial service will be held at 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 13, 2021, at the Brooklyn Sportsman’s Club, W802 Amidon Road, Brooklyn, WI, with Rev. Janice Diefenthaler officiating. A visitation will be held from 10 a.m. until the time of services at the Sportsman Club. 

The Erickson Funeral Home in Darlington is serving the family. 

Online condolences may be expressed to the family at

Alan requested in lieu of flowers, memorials be made to the family.


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