Roll of Honor

Donald F. Manger

Donald F. Manger

  • Fire Chief
  • Presho Fire Department
  • South Dakota
  • Age: 54
  • Year of Death: 2017

Donald “Donny” Fred Manger was born on August 20, 1963, to Don and Sony (Marlow) Manger. He married the love of his life, Sheila (Slominski) Manger, on November 7, 1986. He was the proud father of Brandon, Katelyn, and Madison.

Donny joined the local volunteer fire department when he turned 18 and worked for them for the rest of his life. He dedicated 36 years of service and was fire chief for over 20 of those years. Donny was a true hero and angel, saving many lives through his passion for Presho Fire and Rescue.

Donny enjoyed the outdoors with his family. He loved teaching them how to hunt, fish, and make the “proper” campfire. He was a loving, kind, and compassionate father and husband. He loved attending his kids’ sporting events and supporting them in any way he could.

Donny passed away in the line of duty as Presho fire chief on October 14, 2017, at the age of 54 years. Gratefully sharing his life are their children, Brandon, Katelyn, Madison; his father and mother, Don and Sony; sister, Katherine Reuman; brother, Bill Manger, and family; brother, Steve Manger, and family; and many family and friends.

Donny will always be remembered for his dedication and countless hours spent for Presho Fire Department. He is greatly missed throughout the entire community.