Our beloved husband, father, brother, grandfather, uncle and friend, John Dennis (Denny) Manzonie passed away on June 4, 2016.
Denny was born to Adele and Melba Manzonie in Ely, Nev. on Aug. 23 1942. He grew up with his sister, Marie Green, two brothers Arlen (Chop), and Randy on the family ranch in Currant, Nev.
He attended grade school in Currant and high school at White Pine High School in Ely, Nev.
Denny served his country from 1962 to 1968. After he left the service, he returned home to Currant. Denny was a successful cattle rancher and businessman who loved the outdoors and life in general. He was respected in the community and left his mark on all those he knew and was admired by all.
Denny was known for his talent as an auctioneer. His auctioneer career began in the sale barn in Fallon where he sold cattle to the highest bidder. He also auctioned in the sale barn in Cedar City, Utah, Ely 4-H Auction for 51 years and Rocky Mountain Elk foundation for 29 years. He also auctioned around the state for the Rocky Mt. Elk foundation in Tonopah, Rocky Mountain Big Horn Sheep in Elko, and several fundraisers.
Denny’s grandchildren were his pride and joy. His granddaughter Megan absolutely loved getting up in front of the crowd to auction with him.
Denny was a loving father to his son Riley and daughters Stacey Norcutt, Lisa Dunton, and Vicki Crawford.
He leaves behind his loving wife Tina, his children Riley (Milena) Manzonie, Stacey (Jesse) Norcutt, Lisa (Steve) Dunton and Vicki (Tim) Crawford. Grandchildren Clay and Natalie Norcutt, Kalen and Kallie Manzonie, Angela and Megan Dunn, Tony Guidara, Ashley and Nichole Dunton.
He also leaves behind his siblings, Marie (Floyd) Green, Arlen (Kim) Manzonie, Randy (Sandy) Manzonie and his uncle Galen (Barbara) Manzonie. Denny also leaves behind numerous nieces and nephews.
He was preceded in death by his parents, Dellie and Melba.
The Recitation of the Rosary will be Thursday, June 9 7 p.m.. with Mass of Christian Burial to be held Friday, June 10, 1 p.m., both at the Sacred Heart Catholic Church in Ely Nev.
He will be laid to rest at the family ranch at Currant, Nev. A luncheon will be held at the Community Center in Currant following the services.