CLASS OF 1967
DECEMBER 1, 1949 - MARCH 3, 2018
Freddie Leon Mann departed this life March 3, 2018 at the Olathe Health Hospice Care. He was born December 1, 1949 to Edgar Henry (Corky) and Lois (Thorton) Mann. He was the fourth of seven children. He grew up in Osawatomie.
When Fred was little, some of his favorite people were his grandfather and grandmother, Freddie and Lottie Mann. He liked to listen to his grandfather play the piano and they played cards. His grandmother would make Freds favorite snack of iced graham crackers.
Fred went to school at Osawatomie graduating from Osawatomie High School in 1967. While in high school he was on the tennis and football teams. Fred and his cousin John Koontz, represented the school at a state tennis contest. In 1967 the football team he played on won all their games. Fred and his sister Dixie loved to dance and would enter dance competitions whenever possible and usually won.
Fred attended Fort Scott Community College for one year. He attended Findley Engineering College in Kansas City for one year.
While working at Air-O-Matics in 1968, Fred lost several fingers in an industrial accident. He also worked for the City of Osawatomie as a draftsman and read the water and electric meters. He was a security officer at the Osawatomie State Hospital. While living in Pueblo, Colorado, he worked for Pueblo Woodworking as a draftsman. In Memphis, Tennessee, he worked at Dixon Lumber Mill Work. He earned a degree in Architectural Wood Work Estimator given to him in Arlington, Virginia.
Fred also helped his dad work on homes and business in Miami County area.
Fred was married to Debbie Winslow which ended in divorce.
He later married Paula Davis. Two sons were born to this union. Jeremy Leon Mann was still born. Jason Michael Mann died in 1995 at the age of 19 years old. They were divorced.
Fred and his companion Mary Elliott Fortner were blessed with three sons. Freddie Leon, Bobby Gene, and Snow Lee Mann.
Fred was really talented and could do all aspects of new building and remodeling. He made beautiful cabinets for kitchens and bathrooms. He had fingers missing on his hand and worked harder to accomplish his goal. He took great pride in his work and the finished projects.
Freds hobbies were fishing, watching sports, reading, playing cards, and watching movies. He liked to enjoy nature and spending time with his family.
Those who preceded him in death are: His parents Edgar (Corky) and Lois Mann, his brother Edgar Jr, Corkys sister Lou Ann Mann, his companion Mary Fortner, and his sons Jeremy Mann, Jason Scherman, and Snow Lee Mann.
Those surviving him are his companion Joyce Klawonn of Osawatomie; his sisters Tony Vensor of Pueblo, CO; Dixie Johnson of Burlington, KS; Melinda (Burk) Barnett of Linn Valley Lakes, KS; Denise (Mark) Holloman of Greeley, KS; two sons Freddie (Erica) Mann of Paramount, CA; Bobby (Nicole) Mann of DeSoto, KS; step-daughter Jennifer (Eric) Howell of Osawatomie, KS; step-son Jimmy (Cindy) Fortner of Osawatomie, KS; four grandchildren, four step grandchildren and numerous nieces and nephews.
Visitation 6-8 PM Tuesday, March 6, 2018 at the Eddy-Birchard Funeral Home
Service 10:30 AM Wednesday, March 7, 2018 at the Eddy-Birchard Funeral Home
Burial Osawatomie Cemetery
Memorials are to: Fred Mann Memorial Fund and may be sent c/o:
Eddy-Birchard Funeral Home , P.O. Box 430, Osawatomie, KS
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