John Manke is an active former Bay View resident who is involved in numerous neighborhood organizations, including the Bay View Historical Society, the Humboldt Park Fourth of July Association and the Shore Shore Farmers Market. He believes Bay View has a fine tradition in its past that we do not want to lose in the future.
On May 28, 1966, my wife Penny and I were married at St. John Kanty's Roman Catholic Church. It was a wonderful wedding service that was squeezed in between two funerals at the church. This day will be remembered by both of us for the rest of our lives. Many things have happened over the years. We have helped each other out over the years. Our love is still as strong or stronger as the day we got married. I must thank Penny for 43 years wonderful years together. We were able to raise three fine children. We have both been very involved in the Bay View community for many years. Over the years many family members and old friends have passed on. Penny thank you very much for all that you have done for me and us over the years. I love you very much. Let us hope that we can reach 50 years together. STOL LAT !