Arlo Dale Manley
March 14, 1929 – April 21, 2022
Arlo was born on March 14, 1929 on a rural farm in Orleans Township. His father was Alva Manley and his mother was Anna Spanne Manley.
He fathered five children: Peter, Beth, Brenda (deceased), Patricia, and Michael. He has four grandchildren: Alex, Glenn, Anna, and Caitlin; and one great-grandson, Nathan.
Arlo graduated from Ionia High School, Lansing Community College with an Associate Degree, and M.S.U. with a B.S. Degree in Criminal Justice.
He was employed by the State of Michigan for a total of over thirty-three years, including combat duty in Korea. He worked at the Ionia State Hospital for the Criminal Insane, Jackson Prison, and the Michigan Reformatory. The last eleven years were spent as a prison counselor.
While in Korea he received the C.I.B. (Combat Infantryman’s Badge). In order to receive this medal, you must have a minimum of thirty consecutive days under fire. He also received the Commendation Ribbon awarded by General Maxwell D. Taylor and other military ribbons. Arlo served the 25th Tropic Lightening Combat Division and in the 8th Army Honor Guard.
Arlo was an avid classic tractor puller and drove the red ones (Farmalls). He liked to restore and enhance the tractors and have them looking nice, as well as to be able to pull top notch.
Interment will be at Balcom Cemetery, Ionia at a later date with Military Honors. Arrangements are entrusted to Lehman Funeral Homes. Online condolences may be made at www.lehmanfuneralhomes.com.
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