Erwin Oscar Mann was born on July 22, 1905 in Durand, Shiawassee County, Michigan, U.S. His father is Frank Mann and his Mother is Gertrude Cook. He grew up a happy child, and fell in love at the young age of 16 with Frances Eloise Maurer, and he married her two years later when he was eighteen, and she was sixteen on July 11, 1923. Erwin, and Frances Eloise had four Children with in four years, with the 1st being Erwin Mann, born July 12, 1924, 2nd Child born is Thomas Mann, born on November 8, 1925, 3rd Child born is Joyce Mann, born on February 12, 1927, and the fourth Child born is Jeanne Mann, born on July 30, 1928. All of the four Mann Children were born in Flint, Genesee County, Michigan. They all grew up on 151 Hector Street , in Flint, Erwin worked for General Motors Chevrolet Plant in 1935, and was a Union Committee Man for The UAW until he retired In 1962. Not long after retiring from General Motors, Erwin, and Frances Eloise Mann both moved to Sarasota, Sarasota County, Florida, and bought a beautiful New home. This very pretty home was surrounded by Tropical Plants, Palm Trees, Orange, and Grapefruit Trees, and sweet smelling Gardena Bushes. There are so many great things that Erwin O Mann did, but one of my favorite memories is when he would take his Grandchildren fishing off a pier on the way to Lido Beach, and show us all the different kinds of strange fish we would catch, and that lived in salt water. Unfortunately when Erwin Mann turned sixty years old, he suffered a massive heart attack, and then a stroke , which paralyzed his left side of his body. Erwin was left handed since birth, and was not ambidextrous, so learning to use his right hand to write with was almost impossible to achieve. Erwin was left wheel chair bound, and unable to speak for the remainder of his life, but he always made his point across with hand jesters, and smiled everyday, because even though the stroke had taken away his mobility, it didn't take away his beautiful love for life away. Erwin Oscar Mann passed away on the afternoon of January 4th, 1979 at home in Sarasota, Florida. A Memorial was held later that summer at Thumb Lake, Boyne Falls, Charlevoix, Michigan, where his ashes were buried at Memorial Chapel, located on The Methodist Church Camp grounds.
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