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John A. Mann II

John A. Mann II John A. Mann II, age 91, of Manhattan, KS, died August 12, 2014, at the Good Shepherd Hospice House in Manhattan.

He was born March 16, 1923, in Wellington, Missouri, the son of John Corse Mann and Edna Lorine (Howe) Mann, and was named after his grandfather who was a pioneer in Lafayette County, Missouri, medical circles.

John attended high school in Wellington, MO, and graduated from high school in Jefferson City, Missouri. After graduating high school he went to Wentworth Military Academy in Lexington, Missouri.

He joined the United States Army in May of 1943, and was honorably discharged as a Second Lieutenant in July 1946.

Following his honorable discharge he attended and later graduated from the University of Missouri with his degree in Electrical Engineering. John worked as a Senior Electrical Engineer for DuPont Industries from March of 1948 until his retirement in December of 1983.

After his retirement he moved to Manhattan and lived for many years overlooking Tuttle Creek Lake. In 2001, he moved into Manhattan and has resided at Meadowlark Hills Retirement Community where he received the Legacy Award in 2014.

John was a member of the First Presbyterian Church, life member of Sunflower Lions Club, life member of the American Legion Post # 17, life member of the University of Missouri Alumni Association, life member of the Santa Fe Trail and Oregon-California Trail Associations, and a Senior Member of IEEE.

He enjoyed spending time working, getting to know, and creating friendships and relationships with people. His motto was “Service to humanity is the best work of life”.

John married his high school sweetheart Rae Frazier in 1944. To this union a son John A. “Sandy” Mann III was born. They later divorced in 1965. In February of 1967, in Kansas City, Missouri, he was married to Phyllis Walsten. Phyllis preceded him in death on January 18, 2011. John was also preceded in death by his parents and one sister Mary E. Mann Huenefeld.

John is survived by his son, John A. “Sandy” Mann III and his wife Kay of Carrollton, Virginia; one brother Robert W. Mann and his wife Elizabeth of Kansas City, Missouri; one sister Carol Howe Mann Stroud of Eugene, Oregon; four step-grandchildren and several step-great grandchildren. John is also survived by several nieces and nephews, including Robert and Kathy Walsten of Manhattan, Kansas.

Funeral services will be held at 10:30 A.M. Saturday at the Yorgensen-Meloan-Londeen Funeral Chapel with Reverend R. Cam McConnell officiating. Interment with military honors will follow in the Sunrise Cemetery in Manhattan, Kansas.

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Memorial contributions may be made to the Meadowlark Hills Good Samaritan Fund or the First Presbyterian Church. Contributions may be left in care of the Yorgensen-Meloan-Londeen Funeral Home, 1616 Poyntz Avenue, Manhattan, Kansas 66502.

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