Timothy “Tim” Joe Maniez, 66, of De Soto, KS passed away August 30, 2018 at his home. Funeral service will be 11:00 am Wednesday, September 5, 2018 at the De Soto Baptist Church, 8655 Copeland Way, De Soto, KS 66018. Burial will follow at the De Soto Cemetery. Visitation 6-8:00 pm Tuesday, September 4, 2018 also at the church. Memorial contributions may be made to the De Soto Baptist Church. Arrangements by: Bruce Funeral Home, Gardner 913-856-7111. Condolences may be left at www.brucefuneralhome.com
Tim was born June 3, 1952 in Pittsburg, KS to Kenneth Gene and Joy LaVonne (Guthrie) Maniez. He moved to De Soto with his parents as young child. Tim graduated from De Soto High School in 1970 and then had electrical training through the union in Topeka for four years. He married Debra Diane Maness on August 27, 1971 in De Soto, KS. He was a member of the United States Air Force for four years. Tim then worked as an electrician for General Motors in KC, KS for 30 years. For the City of De Soto, he served on the planning commission, was on the City Council for 20 years, served as the Mayor for 4 ½ years and was on the De Soto Cemetery Board. He was also a member of the UAW Local Union and IBEW Local 226 Electrician’s Union. Tim enjoyed his many trips to the lake house with his family and friends. He was an expert garage builder and remodeler. Tim also enjoyed riding motorcycles in his youth and later restoring classic cars and going to car shows. He will be missed by family and friends.
Tim was preceded in death by his parents and sister, Brenda Englehart. He is survived by his wife, Debra of the home; son, Tyler Maniez and wife Lauren of Kansas City, MO; daughter, Meredith Malone and husband Jody of De Soto, KS; grandchildren: Kennedi, Harrison, Ethan and Emma.