Jon Jacob Manning

1983 ~ 2022

Funeral Service

2135 East Pepperwood Drive, Sandy
Jun 4, 2022 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

In lieu of flowers donations through Venmo at: @SuMann

Jon Jacob Manning passed away on May 31, 2022. He courageously battled Glioblastoma for several years, but was able to die peacefully surrounded by his family and their love.

Jon was born on October 23, 1983 in Salt Lake City, Utah. He was a proud Eagle scout and a devout member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Jon loved the game of soccer and played through high school. Jon also loved playing as the kicker for the Alta High School football team, where he earned the nickname of “The Foot.”

Jon served a mission for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints in Durban, South Africa from 2003-2005. He loved serving the people of South Africa. The time that he spent on his mission helped him set goals and priorities for his future. In 2007 he married his eternal companion Susiane Siulua. Together they raised their greatest blessings, their 3 children: Melia, Analise, and Havili.

Jon completed his bachelor’s degree in accounting from the University of Utah and went on to complete his MBA from BYU in 2015.

Although Jon was very accomplished in many areas of life, his greatest ambition was to care for and spoil his wife and children. He endlessly gave of himself to make those around him happy. He spent countless hours kicking soccer balls, building Legos, playing Halo, and planning and putting on extravagant parties. He was the perfect example of what a father should be. He was always present, never missed an opportunity to teach, and loved fiercely. His children are truly the pride and joy of his life.

He is survived by his wife Susiane, and their children Melia, Analise, and Havili Manning, parent’s John and Vicky Manning, and his six siblings Sean (Shawna) Manning, Jen Truscott, Stephen (Trestney) Manning, Sheryl Manning, Kim Manning, and Chris (Melissa) Manning; incredible nieces and nephews, uncles, aunts, cousins and many wonderful relatives, in-laws, neighbors, and friends.

His family would also like to thank all the medical providers who provided him care and treatment over the last 4 years at the Stanford Cancer Center and the Huntsman Cancer Institute.

Funeral services will be held on Saturday, June 4th at 10:00 a.m. at the LDS chapel, 2135 East Pepperwood Drive, Sandy, Utah. In lieu of flowers or gifts, a savings account has been set up for his children; donations can be made through Venmo at: @SuMann


I was to share my deepest sympathies with Jon and his family. I only knew Jon through IBM, but I really got too know how incredibly strong and devoted he was as a business professional and more importantly a husband and father. May God bless Jon and my God watch over his family.

- John Goode

I was deeply saddened when I heard the news of Jon's passing a few days back, his smiling face kept coming back in my mind. Jon was a great colleague, but more than that, he was an outstanding human being. Always optimistic with a great sense of humor. I will miss you, my friend, rest in peace.

- Partha Bose

Susiane, I'm so sorry for your loss. I met Jon over a few weeks in 2014 while working for IBM on the same program. He was instantly friendly, always smiling, always welcoming. He'll be missed, and may his soul rest well.

Alex Kigen

- Alex Kigen

Jon was a great friend to me. Always laughing and having a good time! I was happy to reconnect when I ran in to him a few years ago when he made a sales call at my work.

- Ryan Nielsen

My deepest condolences. Jon was a wonderful man and I enjoyed getting to know him during our time together at IBM. He was friendly, intelligent, and a great leader.

- Taylor Elliott

I am so sorry for your loss.. I worked with Jon while at IBM and really enjoyed our time together. We were in the same training program. I remember Jon being so kind, intelligent, and hard working.

Keeping you all in my thoughts and prayers.

Connor Hedley

- Connor Hedley

Jon was a truly great friend. We spent a lot of time in the much younger years together. He actually saved me from drowning at a friends pool. Was always so kind to everyone.

Jon, Vicki, and family so very sorry for your loss.

Steve Carter

- Steve Carter

So sorry to hear of Jon's passing. Jon was a great ambassador for IBM and over the 3-4 years we worked together Jon went beyond being just a work contact - myself and many at Juniper considered him a friend. He was a driven advocate and never gave up. The groundwork he built is the foundation of our success today. He will be truly missed.

- Chris Turner

Wishing you and your family comfort, peace and hope during this time of extreme sadness 💔.

- Rick Mordesovich

I remember getting to know Jon as my cute little cousin on the houseboat at Lake Powell. And then I met him again as an amazing adult man who woke up early to cook breakfast for my family when we visited, and who interacted so beautifully with his wife and children. He lived life so well and set an example for all of us. I love you all and my heart is aching for all of you.

- Tara Montgomery

Dear Susiane, Melia, Analise, and Havili,

I am a nurse practitioner on the Neuro-Oncology team at Stanford. I saw Jon in clinic recently and it was a pleasure that visit as well as other visits. His positive attitude and determination to fight for himself and all of those he loved was so inspirational. He spoke of you all often and how special you were. Though Jon didn't live a long life, he lived a full one. It was my pleasure to be a part of his journey. I wanted to let you know what a great man your husband and father were. I will always remember his great smile and positive energy. He will be missed in Clinic D, Stanford Neuro-Oncology clinic.
Blessings to you all,

- Gwen Coffey

We send our love and condolences to the wonderful Manning family. We loved being your neighbors for so many years, and we love you still. Jon was a friend to our boys, and he will be missed. May you all find peace and comfort at this time.

- Selby & Cindi Hatch

Jon and Vicky—I had no idea your boy was ill. He was always so kind to everyone. I’ll pray for your strength to bear this.
Oh such sorrow my friends! Please know of my love. Please call if you want and I will hear you. 801.833.5577.
To Susianne and the sweet Manning children—I’m so very sorry for your loss and I hope you will feel Jon near you in your times of need.
Love to you all
Deanna Rampton

- Deanna Rampton

I can't believe Elder Manning is gone. I also can't believe that for years I emigrated to the US to live in the Sandy 2nd ward and we were practically neighbors but had no idea. We labored in Durban for a greater purpose and you were one of the finest in the Lord's Army. I truly mean that.

Lala ngoxolo Elder Manning.

- Tafadzwa Tanjani

I met Jon a few years ago when he and his family moved next door. I instantly was attracted to this great man and we fast became dear friends. I will so miss our endless conversations: from the discussions about The nature of God, the purpose of life, how to be the best husband and father, why we each have trials, to even how to best eradicate rodents from our yards, there is a void that is left in my heart knowing that I will not have him physically in my life anymore. Life is so very fragile and so precious. Jon wanted to live more than anyone I know, and yet he faced his mortality and cancer with resolve, a great faith and with humility. Jon knew that life was not fair, but yet, it is so beautiful. He played the hand dealt him to perfection. I will always love you Jon. I will always love your sweet wife and your beautiful kids. And I will take every opportunity afforded me in the coming years to keep letting your kids know what a great father they came from. Susiana, I am so so sorry for the pain you are going thru. I have come to believe that the pain is commensurate with the impact the loved one made—Jon made a huge impact on so many lives. May God give you peace at this time. We are always here for you.

- Douglas Brady

Condolences for your family. Hope and pray for strength and comfort to be with you and the kids at this time! Sorry it’s not much but our hearts and prayers are with you and the kids ❤️

Ofa Lahi atu
Sieli and the Paipa family

- Lesieli kinikini

Dear Susiane,
We are so sorry for your loss. Our thoughts and prayers are with you and your children, Melia, Analise and Havili at that difficult time. We are so glad that we had the chance to know Jon for a short time. He will be missed.
Love, Mike and Ann Nunes

- Mike & Ann Nunes

Susiane, I am so sorry to hear of your loss, and my heart aches to hear this news. I’m praying for you and your family.

- Mr. and Mrs. L. Curtis Johnson

Jon and Vickie
We are so sorry for your loss and hope that you can find comfort with God.
May God Bless.
Always, Rob and Andrea Hughes

- Rob Hughes

To the Manning family.
This is so sad. My thoughts and prayers are with you during your grieving period. He will never be forgotten and may he rest in peace always.

- Kati Jensen

Jon you are a wonderful man and a great example of faith and dedication.

- Mark Valentine

So very sorry to hear of your great loss. It has been many years but I do remember Jon. He has certainly accomplished so many great things. Our thoughts and prayers are with you both and your family.

- Richard Ad6

I didn’t know you but you sounded like a truly remarkable person. May you and your family continue to be blessed as much in your times apart as in your times together now and throughout eternity.

- Lawrence

Jon and Vickie
So sorry for your loss. are hearts go out to you. May God comfort you during this difficult time.
Rob and Andrea Hughes

- Rob Hughes

I am so sorry for your loss. I can't imagine how hard all of this has been. You and your family are in my prayers and am always available to help in any way. Love, Lisa

- Lisa Boice

Still remember the coolest person in mission, he organized the Utah CTR t-shirt for me. I still have it and it was so nice knowing him. Condolences to the family and kids. Will surely miss him.

- Sir Sabastian Marumo

We were so shocked and sad to hear of Jon's passing. We loved Jon and his entire family and have watched him grow to a wonderful man, husband, father and son etc. He has touched many lives for good and is a stalwart servant of the Lord. Our thoughts and prayers go with you as you say goodbye for a time to Jon. He will be waiting for you to join him someday.

- Susan Machen

John was such a good friend to everyone. He was so kind to Mel and Val and treated them like princesses. He always had a happy attitude even with his illness. We love him, and his family and wish them all comfort, peace and love at this time.

- Viki Bradshaw

My deepest condolences to his wife ,children and parents.I served with Jocob in one area on mission, we lived together for six months he was also our driver at that time.He was a great elder may his saul rest in peace.

- Abednego Kinyanzui

You do not know me, we have never met. For several years I was a colleague of Jon at IBM. We met there a bit by chance. Jon was in a new job focusing on Electronics Industry accounts, like Juniper. And my job was to help IBM sellers like him with some industry expertise. Jon started to invite me to internal meetings and to a number of customer briefings of different kinds. I really enjoyed working with him, I think we both did. Jon was thoughtful, thorough but also kind and always in a good mood. He was a great communicator and was really good at establishing close relationships with executives of any level without ever being superficial. I told him many times “you can take me along to any meeting because I really enjoy working and hanging out with you.”

It was obvious that his family was very important for him. He would talk about the kids and often he would talk about you, always with the same joy and awe… You were his rock, his anchor, his inspiration, like a deeply set part of who he was. You were his life in all aspects of this life.

When he told me about his Glioblastoma diagnostic my heart sunk… My sister in law had the same disease and I knew that in most cases it does not end well… But like many of us, and him, and you I guess, I was hopeful that the Stanford clinical trial would cure the disease… Four years feels so cruelly short….

I have lost people very close to me including a child, so I will not tell you that things will just get better and that everything will be fine…. The pain and the feeling of void never goes away… sometimes that pain and the secret joy of having lived with and loved so much another human being blend together… pain and blessing have some of the same colors and emotions.

I hope you and the kids have the right support in this very difficult moment… If you feel I can do anything to help just reach out.

I send you and your children the kindest regards.

Christophe Begue
+1 914 841 7484

- Christophe Begue

Susianne and Melia, we are so heartbroken for your loss. I am so grateful that we got the opportunity to be on a team with your family and spend time with you and Jon in Texas. Jon had such a sweet demeanor about him and was always one of my favorites on the sidelines. I will never forget how generous and kind he was to the girls, bringing them all sorts of drinks in Texas and the delicious cookies. We are praying for comfort and love to surround your family always.

- Katie Bradley