My deepest sympathy for the loss of your Dad. Your family is in our prayers
To the Mann Family:
I had planned to attend Bob's Memorial Service tomorrow to pay my respect and express my sympathy to you. Unfortunately it doesn't appear the weather is going to cooperate. My husband, Dean, and I were fortunate to become friends of Bob and Mary at Immanuel. We also knew Mary from Home Hospital volunteering. Bob certainly served the Lord by his longtime service at Immanuel.
While Bob was a world traveler, we were not. We did a lot of traveling in the U.S. but had never been to NY City. God certainly blessed us when we decided to go on a trip with Civic Theater to New York and Bob and Mary were in the group. Dean was really anxious to visit Wall Street. We literally landed, left our luggage in the hotel and Bob had us on the Subway headed to Wall Street. Couldn't believe it! Thanks to Bob and Mary it was one of the greatest times we had and I still cherish the memories. It didn't seem it was too long afterwards that Mary and then Dean were both terminally ill.
I'm sure you have precious memories and Faith like your parents. God bless you with peace and comfort.
Immanuel UCC Chancel Choir wishes to express our sincere sympathy to the entire Mann family in the loss of Bob.
A long-time member of this group, Bob was always a bright light for us. Friendly and active in many endeavors he was a support to many wherever he was found. He will long be remembered for his smile and friendly ways.
Acting choir sec'y, Carolyn Kuespert
Dear Mann Family
Your Dad was our first financial advisor many years ago and quickly became a dear and trusted friend. After my husband, Tom passed away, Bob was there to continue helping me through the difficult days, he also became a special friend & financial advisor to my mother Mary in Louisville KY.
We loved the stories he shared with us about his time in the Military in Japan. He was such an intelligent man.
We all loved Mary Mann as well...she was a precious lady!
Thank you Julie for keeping me in touch with your Dad when he moved up north. We missed him, but knew you were there to keep watch over him!
Our thought and prayers are with you all during this sad time of loss. Bob will always be remembered with love.
I just read Bob's obituary to the team at Sunrise and everyone had a story to tell about Bob. He always made everyone smile. Thank you for letting the Sunrise team care for Bob in the late stage of his life. He was a friend to all of us and we loved him very much. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the entire family.
Pat Graff and The Sunrise Team
All my Mann cousins and their family are in our thoughts and heart at this time. I many memories of Uncle Bob and Aunt Mary.
Julie and John,
Please accept our heartfelt condolences on the loss of your Dad. You are in our thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.
Judi and Ed
Dear Mann family - My mom and I were just talking about your dad and mom and what lovely neighborbors they were next door in Vinton Woods. We're so sorry for your loss.
We wish to express our condolences to the entire Mann family. Weekly Tecumseh Kiwanis Club meetings helped us to become long time friends. We cherish that relationship.
Glen and I enjoyed knowing Bob at Immanuel. He was a good treasurer at our church and he was helpful with the money problems the year that I chairperson of the Deacons. He will be missed.
My wife Sandi and I were married in 1966. We lived in Hammond, Indiana and started investing in IDS (Investors
Diversified Services) when our 1st daughter Dawn was born in 1968. We moved to Brookston, Indiana in August of
1969 and met our local IDS Representative - Robert Mann. Bob came to our house and that started a wonderful 44
year relationship. We continued to invest for Dawn and added investments for our 2nd daughter Stefanie born in
1970. We met Bob and Mary's engaging son Andy when Sandi and I worked two summers at Camp Tecumseh in 73 and 74.
Sometime in the 80's Bob started doing our personal taxes. We continued to invest with him. Those investments
made it possible for us to provide a 4 year college education for both of our daughters to Indiana University.
We opened our Travel Agency in 1991 and suddenly I was asked to provide travel assistance for Bob and Mary. They
asked me to do some very unique and challenging trips for them through the 90's and beyond. Bob also took on the task of doing our business taxes as well.
Sandi and I became friends with both Bob and Mary through the years. We mourned her death and tried to comfort Bob. Bob and I talked several times each week and did some traveling together. Even though he was retired, he continued to do our taxes both personal and business until 2008.
Bob sold his house and moved to Westminster Village where our 1st daughter Dawn was the Marketing Director. They
had a close relationship and Sandi and I continued as well. Bob and I would go out to eat at lunch at least once
each month and visits in between. We continued to phone each other several times each week and I enjoyed his
friendship more than he will ever know.
We hated to lose contact when Bob moved to be near his daughter Julie - but - we knew it was the right decision
that she and the family made.
He was seller, a provider, a buyer, a client, and a treasured friend. Sandi and I will truly miss him and want all
of his family to know how important he was in our life.
We are currently in Florida and committed to receive friends this coming Saturday. Therefore, we will not be able
to honor his life by being present. But he will be in our thoughts and prayers as will all of his family members.
So sorry for your loss, our prayers and thoughts are with you.
Your dad was always so friendly when I happened to see him at the store etc. He always greeted me at Vinton Woods Clubhouse when I went to vote. He worked elections for many years. You have my sympathy.
All our prayers, love, and hugs to the Mann family. We will miss Bob a lot. I truly enjoyed knowing him from Immanuel UCC, a friendship which lasted beyond that time. Linda and Arliss Jeffries
My sympathies to all family members. Bob handled the taxes of my mom - Martha Adams - for approximately 30 years. That is still appreciated to this day because my mom was a single parent, and I know it gave her great comfort to be able to rely on Bob while she attended to her sons, her job, and her home.
Audrey and I became acquainted with Bob when we moved to Lafayette in 1964. He arranged the mortgage for our new house and soon became our helper and adviser. He and Mary became our friends. It was sad to see his decline in recent years. I have been very fortunate to have known Bob for so many years and am very grateful for his long friendship.