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Michael Manuel

Michael T. Manuel, 35, of Verndale and formerly of Cold Spring died of a brain aneurysm on April 10, 2006, at the Fairview University Medical Center.

He was born July 25, 1970, in Willmar to Tom and Carol (Guggenberger) Manuel. He married Tracy Randall on Sept. 29, 2001 in Duluth. He worked at various granite companies through the years. He loved his role staying home and taking care of their children. He enjoyed four-wheeling and tinkering with motors of any kind. His motto was, If it works, lets take it apart!

Mass of Christian burial was April 17 at St. Boniface Catholic Church in Cold Spring. Burial was in the West Lyons Cemetery near Nimrod, with Wenner Funeral Home of Cold Spring in charge of arrangements.

Survivors include his wife; children, Jared and Jailyn; parents of Cold Spring; two sisters, Michelle (Jon) Pulju of St. Paul and Mandi (Wes) Karls of St. Cloud; one brother, Mark (Tara) of Colorado; and maternal grandmother, Julia Guggenberger.

He was preceded in death by his maternal grandfather and paternal grandparents.