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Richard E. Mann Sr.

Dick passed away September 27, 2019 at his home in Kalamazoo.

He was born October 29, 1929 in Vinita, Oklahoma, the son of William and Jennie Mae (Williams) Mann. Dick proudly served his country in the U.S. Army. He had owned and operated his own painting business until his retirement in 1989. Dick enjoyed playing cards, building things, and working on cars. He was a member of the Elks, VFW, Scottish Rite, the Shriners and was a Master Mason. On November 3, 1973 he married Judith Greene who survives.

Also surviving are children, Kathy Messimore, Richard (Melissa) Holland, Robert Holland, David (Janene) Lober and Alicia Ruiz; 24 grandchildren; 37 great-grandchildren; 10 great-great-grandchildren and brother, Jack Mann of Missouri.

He was preceded in death by his parents; son, Richard Mann Jr.; 3 brothers, Everett, Jim and Robert Mann and sister, Lula Walker.

Friends may visit with Dick’s family starting at 9:00 A.M., Wednesday October 2, 2019 at the Winkel Funeral Home, until the time of the funeral service at 10:00 A.M. with Pastor Steve Stark officiating.

Burial will take place at 2:00 Fort Custer National Cemetery in Augusta.

Contributions in memory of Dick may be made to First Church of God in South Haven or the

Elks Major Projects


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shirley and Charles

September 27, 2019 at 10:17 pm

So sorry for your loss Aunt Judy. Shirley and Charles Rumpf


Bruce and Debbie Moore

September 28, 2019 at 8:11 am

So very sorry to hear that the Love of your life has passed. May your precious memories give you peace and comfort. Sending prayers and live and hugs.



September 28, 2019 at 8:43 am

Our lives will never be the same without you. Rest in piece Grandpa


Mary lober

September 28, 2019 at 9:39 am

Dear Aunt Judy, we are so very sorry for your loss. Randy and Mary


Susan Robb

September 28, 2019 at 1:15 pm

Dick you will be greatly missed. You have been a very good friend and always made me feel like family. Love you and miss you.


Kim Sheldon

September 28, 2019 at 5:46 pm

Judy, So very sorry to hear of Dick’s passing. Please know you are in my thoughts and prayers. Working at the Elks was never as much fun without you and Dad.

Love you.

Kim and Bryon Sheldon

Fairhope, AL


Tim & Ronda ( Lapham) Beeke

September 29, 2019 at 6:10 am

So sorry for your loss sending hugs and prayers for you and your family


Linda and Rick Bukoski

September 29, 2019 at 9:42 am

Thoughts, prayers, love and hugs.

So sorry for your loss.


Amy LaDuke (Black)

September 29, 2019 at 7:50 pm

My heart goes out to you and the family, many thoughts and prayers.


Patricia King

September 29, 2019 at 7:52 pm

Sorry to hear of your loss. Dick will be missed by all who knew him. May he rest in peace.


Dave & Lesa Sanchez

September 29, 2019 at 9:17 pm

Prayers to you and your family, may peace be with you during this most difficult time. Dick was a wonderful person and will missed by all.


Kimberly Adams

September 29, 2019 at 9:27 pm

I have many fond memories of Dick. He was a good man who loved bed his family. Sending condolences and love to Judy and family. May you all find comfort in your memories of great times with Dick.


Sherri Vassau

September 29, 2019 at 9:54 pm

To A special Man that left a huge impact on my life. I will miss your picking on me, and never forget the things you taught me. I will miss you getting me into trouble with your wife. Those memories are forever. You made me laugh and cared about me and you and Judy always welcomed me as part of your family. I pray you Rest in Peace now. You will always be in my ❤.


Beth and Bill

September 30, 2019 at 10:29 am

Dick was a good, strong, giving, caring, fun and supportive man. He loved his family and was always there for them. I’ll always remember him bringing Judy and family to my wedding in California, what a surprise that was!!

Judy, Bill and I love you and our praying for you and your family. I’m sorry I wasn’t there for you as you were for us when dad and mama died. We are thankful for you and your family. Hugs and Deepest Sympathy.


Monica Jacobs

September 30, 2019 at 1:18 pm

You were the best Grandpa. We will miss you so much. Rest in heaven until we meet again. Love you


Cindy and J.R. Rosecrans

October 1, 2019 at 6:58 am

Judy, so sorry to hear of Dick’s passing. You will be in our thoughts and prayers.


Pam Bowen

October 2, 2019 at 2:25 am

Sorry for your loss. Dick was a great man and I’m Thankful for all the memories I have of him and with him they will last a lifetime. My thoughts are with you Judy.

He will be greatly missed. Until we meet again. Love you


Sherry (Meacham) Hurlbut

October 22, 2019 at 12:50 pm

Judy, I just learned of Dick’s passing. I’m sorry to hear that. I’m sure you’ll be lost without him. You both were good neighbors to my Mom and Dad (Dick & Betty) and even more so after Dad passed away. We’re losing so many in the neighborhood. It seems so sad. Neighborhoods aren’t like they use to be.

I’m praying for you to get through the difficult days. Take care! Hugs to you!


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