Welcome to the memorial page for

Joe "Pepe" Manso

April 28, 1951 ~ November 23, 2018 (age 67)

Joe “Pepe” Manso, age 67, of Fairmont City, Il  born on April 28, 1951 in  East St. Louis, IL  died on Friday, November 23, 2018 at Barnes Jewish Hospital, St. Louis, MO.

Pepe served in the Illinois National Guard/Army from 1969- 1972. Over the years, Pepe worked for Meyer Family Farm in Granite City, IL, Anheuser- Busch Brewery, St. Louis, MO, Bob Brockland Pontiac in Fairmont City, IL, Xtra Intramodal in Fairmont City, IL and finally was the director of Public Works Department of Fairmont City, IL for 26 years. He was an avid golfer, bottle capper and enjoyed collecting wine.

Pepe was preceded in death by his wife Carla J. Manso, nee Halwachs, and his father Joe Manso.

He is survived by his mother, Ruth Manso, nee Gregory of Fairmont City, IL; his sisters, Rebecca “Becky” Manso of Fairmont City, IL, Karen Manso of Fairmont City, IL, Toni (Tom) Pflueger of Fairmont City, IL and his brother Kevin (Christie) Manso of Troy, IL; his brother-in-law, Louis (Sherry) Halwachs, Jr., and his sisters-in-law, Susan (Chuck) Cantillon and Mary (Dennis) Martinez.  He was our loving uncle, great-uncle, nephew and cousin. He left behind many dear friends who are like family.

Memorials are preferred to the American Cancer Society or to Stray Rescue of St, Louis, MO.

Condolences may be expressed to the family online at

Visitation will be held on Friday, November 30, 2018 from 4:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at Kassly Mortuary, Ltd., Fairview Heights, IL

Funeral service will be held Saturday, December 1, 2018 at 11:00 a.m. at Kassly Mortuary, Ltd., Fairview Heights, IL. Interment will be in Mt. Carmel Cemetery, Belleville, IL.

Charitable donations may be made to:

American Cancer Society
P.O. Box 22718, Oklahoma City OK 73123
Tel: 1-800-227-2345

Kids with Cancer

 Service Information

November 30, 2018

4:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Kassly Mortuary
9900 St. Clair Avenue
Fairview Heights, Illinois 62208

Funeral Service
December 1, 2018

11:00 AM
Kassly Mortuary
9900 St. Clair Avenue
Fairview Heights, Illinois 62208

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