Manuel Cerda

Manuel Cerda

Manuel Cerda, age 92, of Friendship, Wisconsin peacefully passed away Wednesday, April 10, 2024 at his home surrounded by his loving family.

Memorial services will be 11:00 a.m. on Saturday, April 27, 2024 at the Assembly of God Church in Adams, Wisconsin. Pastor Mark Stevens will officiate. Visitation will be 10 a.m. until the time of service on Saturday, April 27th at Assembly of God Church.

Manuel was born December 26, 1931 in Palestine, Mexico to Abelino and Cliofas (Montoya) Cerda. He grew up in Mexico and in 1950, he moved to Wisconsin. He settled in Kenosha, Wisconsin and began his career with American Motors, Bucyrus Erie Co, Kenosha Auto Transport. Manuel married Pamela R. Meyer on July 21, 1979 in Kenosha, Wisconsin. Manuel retired from Chrysler as a Teamster Union Member in 1987. In 1997 Manuel and Pamela moved to Friendship, Wisconsin.

Manuel enjoyed hunting, fishing, working on cars, and especially going on missionary work trips to Mexico where he would restore old churches and build new ones.

Manuel was a member of Adams Assembly of God.

Memorials may be directed in Manuel’s memory to his family to help continue their missionary work.

Manuel was preceded in death by his parents: Abelino and Cliofas Cerda; two sisters; and former wife, Esther Garcia Cerda.

Survivors include his wife, Pamela Cerda of Friendship, WI; children: Lisa (Jon) Cerda, Debbie (John) Gibbs, Manuel Cerda Jr., Barbara Cerda, and James (Samantha) Meyer; grandchildren: Amanda (Matt), Alexandria, Austin, Elle, James, Olivia, Callie, and Lila; great-grandchild, Wolfgang Manuel and brother, Frank (Maria) Cerda of Kenosha, WI; In-laws: Darlene (Don) Cook, Shirley Markuson, William Meyer, Wendy (Jack) Cody, Susan (Ken) Cronce, Timothy Meyer, Kathleen (Sam) Mercado, Deborah (Dave) Garcia, and Lisa (Ted) Boyer. He is further survived by nieces, nephews, other relatives, and friends.

Manuel loving, kind, wonderful husband, father, grandfather and friend to all.

Roseberry’s Funeral Home is assisting the family. Visit for online condolences and further information.

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  1. Gordon/Marie Whitemarsh says:

    Very sorry to see that Manny passed away, he was one awesome guy, always a smile & working hard. We remember him from the Assembly of God Church, what a great time that was back in the day, sincere condolences to his wife & family.

  2. Lisa Butzen says:

    Pam & family – my sincere condolences. What a Godly, steadfast patriarch Manuel was. A genuine follower of Jesus. This quote captures Manuel’s ministry so well,
    “Preach the gospel and if you have to, use words.”
    -Stuart Briscoe
    What a blessing Manuel was to everyone he knew. Lifting you up as you navigate this difficult season.

  3. Laina says:

    Thinking of you Pam. God bless you and your family with His comfort and peace during this difficult time. 🩷

  4. Heidi (Fluhrer) Brockenbrough says:

    Your dad was a great example of the love of Jesus. He prayed diligently for his family to have relationships with Jesus. I will always remember his bright smile, kind eyes, his perseverance and the great Christian example he was. So sorry for your pain.

  5. Terry Nolet says:

    Manny and my husband Marty used to enjoy playing a game of pool together, while Pam and I attended our Caregivers meeting down the hall, twice a month at the ADRC. Manny was such a sweet man, with a smile that could light up a room. He will be missed. Pam, I understand your pain, as I lost my dear Marty less than two months ago. My heart goes out to you. You are in my thoughts and prayers. God bless and be with you.

  6. The Lady says:

    I’m so sorry for your family loss. Manuel has been a wonderful friend and he was and is a father I didn’t have. It was so easy to talk with him about anything. The advice over the years I will never forget

  7. Dondi Wood says:


    I am sad for your loss, but celebrate, with you, the life of your father who was clearly an inspiration to so many. God bless you, Chris and your family, my friend.

  8. Dondi Wood says:


    I am sad for your loss, but celebrate, with you, the life of your father who was clearly an inspiration to so many. God bless you, Chris and your family, my friend.

  9. Carol Garcia Nelson says:

    I’ve known Manuel since the late 1960’s, he’s always been a quiet, caring, patient person who loved his family dearly. God bless & give rest for your weary soul. My condolences to the family, so reassuring to know where he’ll spend

  10. Roy says:

    my highly condolences to the family, Dad was an outstanding man. much respect for him, Definitely another angel of this earth has left us, but we rejoice in the faith he had in Jesus!

  11. Mira & Mitch Turvaville says:

    We were blessed to have Manuel in our lives. A true one of a kind.

  12. Patricia (Hill) Baldwin says:

    Sorry for your loss.. Manuel will truly missed ♥️ 😢 Lovealways… Baldwins, Hills,West, Mitchell family

  13. Sandra Brown says:

    Pam I would like to give my condolences to you and your family.

  14. Mary LaFever says:

    Pam, My thoughts and prayers are with you and your family! He was a very sweet man and I’m sure he will be missed by many!

  15. Dennis McFarlin says:

    Pam and Family:
    My condolences.

  16. Elana Ackley says:

    Our Lord Jesus has gained a wonderful Angel. Manny was a sweet man. Pam and family you have my most sincere condolences.

  17. Becky Bryan says:

    I’m so sorry for your loss. He was the sweetest man. I’m praying for the family during this time.