Phyllis Mann, of Mora, died on Wednesday, March 18, 2009 at the Villa Health Care Center in Mora. She was 82 years old.
FUNERAL SERVICES will be held at 11:00 A.M. on Saturday, March 21 at Akkerman-Ingebrand Funeral Home in Mora. VISITATION will be from 5:00-7:00 P.M. on Friday, March 20th at the funeral home, plus 1 hour to the service on Saturday. INTERMENT will be at Brook Park Cemetery.
Phyllis Elaine (Merkle) Mann of Mora, Minnesota passed away Wednesday, March 18, 2009 at the Villa Health Care Center. She was 82 years old.
Phyllis was born on November 29, 1926 at Fergus Falls, Minnesota to Fred and Edith (Swenson) Merkle. She lived and attended school in Minneapolis, Minnesota until 1942 when the family moved to a farm in Brook Park, Minnesota. She started working for a bank in 1944 as a bookkeeper. She was united in marriage to Eldon Mann on June 26, 1948. They had four children together. They lived in Brook Park until 1954 when they moved to Minneapolis; and in 1969 the family moved to a farm near Mora.
Phyllis was a member of the Knife Lake Women’s Club, and American Legion Auxiliary. She enjoyed bowling, fishing, traveling, reading, gardening, canning playing Bingo, and going to the Casino.
She was a wonderful wife, mother, grandmother and great-grandmother.
She was preceded in deathy by her parents and husband Eldon.
She is survived by her 3 sons Kevin and wife Donna of Mora, Brian of Mora, Randy of Minneapolis; one daughter Holly Freehling and husband Tom of Eureka Springs, Arkansas; six grandchildren Jason, Justin, Laura, Michele, Jennifer and Johnathan; eight great-grandchildren Katelyn, Emilie, Brandon, Morgan, Michael, Elizabeth, Julia and Abby; one brother Fred Merkle and wife Julie of Costa Mesa, CA; three borthers-in-law Kenneth Mann of Mora, Earl (Buzzy0 Mann and wife Sharon of Merrifield, MN, Earl Mastley and wife Sadie of Marietta, GA; one sister-in-law Dorothy (Mann) Jungroth and husband Vernon of Fergus Falls, MN; plus many nieces, nephews and special friends.
Funeral services were held on Saturday, March 21 at Akkerman-Ingebrand Funeral Home in Mora. Rev. Dean Oelfke officiated. Pallbearers were Randy Mann, Brian Mann, Kevin Mann, Jason Mann, Justin Mann and Johnathan Mann.
Interment was at Brook Park Cemetery