Luther W. Mann, age 100, of Jackson Center, Ohio passed away at 5:20 P.M. Sunday, April 14, 2019 at The Pavilion in Sidney, Ohio.
He was born in Shelby County Ohio September 7, 1918, to the late George Ludwig and Emma Magdalene (Klopfenstein) Mann. Along with Luther’s parents and his first wife, he was also preceded in death by daughters, Jean Sell and Gail Mann; a son, Paul Mann; son-in-law, Kevin Sell and sisters, Lucille Oakley, and Helen Griffith.
On December 30, 1939, he married his first wife G. Jane (Fogt) Mann, and she preceded him in death October 10, 1962. In August of 1966, Luther married his current wife, Harriet Selma (Stahler) Mann and she survives.
He is also survived by his daughter, Rita Ann (Gary) Gerkey of Sidney; sons, Rexx (Carol) Mann of Arizona, Jerry Mann of Jackson Center, Keith (Kim) Mann of Wichita, Kansas, and Tom (Dixie) Mann of Jackson Center; a daughter-in-law, Linda Mann of Jackson Center; step-daughters, Beth Morris of Jackson Center, and Judy (Ed) Thompson of Lakeview, Ohio; twenty two grandchildren; twenty one great grandchildren; twelve great-great grandchildren and several nieces and nephews.
Luther was a member of the Grace Lutheran Church in Jackson Center, a member of the Farm Council in Jackson Center, the Shelby County Draft Horse Association, and the Western Square Dance Club. He was a lifelong farmer and began farming with horses. Luther worked for the Landmark Elevator in Sidney for many years. He enjoyed camping and traveling all over the United States. All who knew and loved Luther will miss him.
Visitation will take place Thursday, April 18, 2019 from 9:30 A.M. to 11 A.M. at the Grace Lutheran Church in Jackson Center.
Rev. Dr. Cathi Braasch will officiate the funeral service at 11:00 A.M. following visitation at the church.
Burial will follow the funeral service at the Glen Cemetery in Port Jefferson, Ohio.
The arrangements are in the care of the staff of the Eichholtz Daring & Sanford Funeral Home in Jackson Center.
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