Richard J. Mann

Richard J. Mann, 87, of Huntington, IN, died Saturday, Aug. 3, 2019, at Oakbrook Village in Huntington.

Mr. Mann was a 1950 graduate of Huntington High School and then graduated from Purdue University with a mechanical engineering degree. He served in the United States Army overseas in Korea.  Upon returning, he worked and became owner of Mann’s Incorporated for 50 years. He was an active member of Trinity United Methodist Church and served on many committees. He was a trustee for the North Conference for the United Methodist Church, member and president of the plumbing organization in Fort Wayne, a member of the John Purdue Club and a board member for Mt. Hope Cemetery for 30 years.

He was born Feb. 3, 1932, in Fort Wayne to Kenneth and Keturah Fox Mann. He married Shirley R. Earhart, and she survives.

Additional survivors are two daughters, Barbara (Michael) Holthaus, of Mason, OH, and Emily Mann, of Fort Lauderdale, FL; and a granddaughter, Gretchen Holthaus.

There will be no calling hours or service. A private graveside burial will be held at a later date at Pilgrim’s Rest Cemetery, Huntington.

Memorials are to the Richard J. and Shirley R. Mann Scholarship at Huntington University, Oakbrook Village or Donor’s Choice.

McElhaney-Hart Funeral Home, 715 N. Jefferson St., Huntington, IN, is in charge of arrangements.

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